Mary-Anne Ryan

Mary Anne Ryan
Research Support Officer

Mary joined INFANT team in September 2016. She is a registered general nurse with specialist registration in paediatrics and midwifery. On completion of her registration, she spent seven years in Australia, working in a wide variety of clinical settings and also in the area of education.

This included course development and clinical support for paediatric nursing students in University of New South Wales. Once back in Ireland, she returned to clinical practice and further education.

Mary's research interests include the Aerosurf Study, a double blinded randomized controlled trial launched in 2016 and ongoing. She is also involved in the the preparation and development of the NeoView study. This study is exploring technologies which will give parents remote access to neonatal units. It is focused on the development of educational support and facilitating study pertaining to parental mental health. 

Career Profile

  • 2017 Registration for PhD

  • 2016-current INFANT Research centre

  • 2016 An Introduction to the Ethics of Health Research, UCC

  • 2015 Nursing Management of Neonate UCC/CUMH

  • 2013-2015 MSc Health Care Ethics and Law, RCSI

  • 2007-2016 Midwife/ Neonatal nurse, Neonatal Unit, CUMH

  • 2002-2007 Practice Midwife, Private obstetric and Gynae practice, Cork Clinic

  • 2001-2001 MComm (Public Administration), Department of Government,UCC

  • 1996 – 1999 BSc Nursing (Hons) Dept of Nursing UCC

  • 1989 – 1993 Medical , surgical, midwifery, paediatric and neonatal clinical practice

  • 1988-1989 Registration in Midwifery, Australia

  • 1982-1986 Nurse registration; Integrated General and Paediatric Nursing (Hons.)

Professional Activities

1. Publications

  • Ryan MA. (2017). Advocacy: Defacto partner to neonatal nursing practice. Journal of Neonatal Nursing 23(1);5-8.
  • Ryan MA., Ryan CA., Dempsey E. (2017) Consent for routine neonatal procedures in Irish neonatal units. How do we compare with BAPM guidelines?. Irish Medical Journal (Accepted for publication).

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