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Ms. Kathryn Muldoon
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery

Biography

I qualified as a registered nurse in London in 1986 and worked as a staff nurse for three years both in London and Reading before returning to Ireland. In October 1988 I worked for six months as a staff nurse in Beaumont hospital in the Renal dialysis unit. From here I moved to St.Vincents hospital and undertook the coronary care course, which was 6 months duration. I staffed in this unit for six months after the course. I then left and commenced my 2 year midwifery training in the Rotunda hospital. On successful completion of this I worked as a midwife in the Ritunda for 5 years where I worked in Delivery suite/Postnatal and IT. In 1997 I took leave of absence from my post and went to UCD to undertake the BNS Nursing/Midwifery Tutors course. On successful completion of this I then took up a Midwifery tutors post in the Coombe Women's Hospital where I remained until my transfer to TCD in August 2006. Am currently involved in all Midewifery programmes within the school and was course co-ordinator of the BSc Midwifery degree programme from Sept 2006-2010

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Gallagher L, Lawler D, Brady V, OBoyle C, Deasy A, Muldoon K, An evaluation of the appropriateness and effectiveness of structured reflection for midwifery students in Ireland, Nurse Education in Practice, 22, 2017, p7 - 14 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Kathryn Muldoon, Louise Gallagher, Denise McGuinness and Valerie Smith, Effect of frenotomy on breastfeeding variables in infants with ankyloglossia (tongue-tie): a prospective before and after cohort study, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 17, (373), 2017, p1-9 Journal Article, 2017 DOI URL

Muldoon K, Gallagher L, Mc Guinness D, Smith V., Frenotomy and the associated effect on breastfeeding variables in newborn infants with ankyloglossia (tongue-tie)., Nutrition and Nurture in Infancy and Childhood: Bio-Cultural Perspectives, Dalarna, Sweden, 23rd-25th August, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Clare Dunney, Kathryn Muldoon, Deirdre J Murphy, Alcohol consumption in pregnancy and its implications for breastfeeding, British Journal of Midwifery, Vol. 23 , (No. 2 | ), 2015, p126 - 134 Journal Article, 2015

Muldoon K, Biesty L, Smith V, 'I found the OSCE very stressful': student midwives' attitudes towards an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE)., Nurse education today, 34, (3), 2014, p468-73 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Muldoon K, Biesty, L, Smith V, 'I found the OSCE very stressful': Student midwives' attitudes towards an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE), Nurse Education Today, 2013 Journal Article, 2013 URL

Magdalena Ohaja, Margaret Dunlea and Kathryn Muldoon, Group marking and peer assessment during a group poster presentation: The experiences and views of midwifery students, Nurse Education in Practice, 13, (5), 2013, p466 - 470 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Smith V. Muldoon K. Biesty L., Student midwives' attitudes towards the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) as a strategy for assessing clinical competence, 4th International Nursing & Midwifery Conference, School of Nursing & Midwifery, NUI Galway, 15th & 16th April, 2013 Meeting Abstract, 2013

Ohaja M, Dunlea M, Muldoon K. , Group Marking and Peer Assessment During a Group Poster Presentation: The, Nurse Education in Practice, (13), 2013, p466 - 470 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Kathryn Muldoon, Physiology of lactation and factors that support successful breastfeeding in the Community, Breastfeeding seminar, Swords Business Campus, Swords, Co Dublin, 4th October , 2012, Director of Public Health Nursing Invited Talk, 2012

Smith V. Muldoon K. Biesty L., The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) as a strategy for assessing clinical competence in midwifery education in Ireland: A critical review, Nurse Education in Practice, 12, 2012, p242 - 247 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Smith V, Muldoon K & Biesty L, The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) as a strategy for assessing clinical competence in midwifery education in Ireland: A critical review. Nurse Education in Practise , Nurse Education in Practise , 12, (5), 2012, p242 - 247 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Margaret Dunlea, Kathryn Muldoon, Magdalena Ohaja, An exploratory study of midwifery students' experiences of the use of poster presentation for learning and assessment, 12th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Transforming Healthcare through Research and Education, School of Nursing and Midwifery Trinity college Dublin, 9 & 10 Nov. , 2011 Meeting Abstract, 2011

Colm OBoyle, Kathryn Muldoon , Incorporating and facilitating reflective practice into an undergraduate midwifery education programme. , INMED Irish Network of Medical Educators , Trinity College Dublin , 19th May , 2011 Oral Presentation, 2011

Margaret Dunlea, Kathryn Muldoon and Magdalena Ohaja, Midwifery student's experiences of group work when preparing and presenting a poster, AISHE International Conference: The Challenges for Graduates in a Changed World, School of Nursing, Dublin City University, Ireland, 25-26 Aug. , 2011 Meeting Abstract, 2011

Kathryn Muldoon, Midwifery students experience of using poster presentation as form of asessment, 12th Annual Interdisciplinary Research conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, trinity College Dublin, 9th November, 2011 Meeting Abstract, 2011

Muldoon, Kathryn, Reality of Caring for a new baby, RCSI, February, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Muldoon Kathryn, Transition to Motherhood, Annual Nursing and Midwifery Conference, Trinity College Dublin, November 2005, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Muldoon Kathryn, Transition to Motherhood, Annual Nursing and Midwifery Conference, Trinity College Dublin, November, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Carroll T, Lavin M, Muldoon K, Williams M, Kelly MA, Partners in powersharing--the role of midwives in information technology., Studies in health technology and informatics, 46, 1997, p215-9 Journal Article, 1997 DOI

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Dr Louise Gallagher, Kathryn Muldoon & Denise McGuiness, Competence Framework for Breastfeeding Support. , The University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin , 2015, p1 - 36 Report, 2015 URL

Muldoon K, Biesty, L, Smith V (2014), IT JUST DIDN'T FEEL VERY REAL': MIDWIFERY STUDENTS' EXPERIENCES OF THE OBJECTIVE STRUCTURED CLINICAL EXAMINATION (OSCE), Annual Interdisciplinary Research conference, , School of Nursing and Midwifery, trinity College Dublin, 5th November, 5th November 2014, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014

Research Expertise

Projects

  • Title
    • The effects of frenotomy on breastfeeding variables in newborn infants with ankylogossia
  • Summary
    • Before and after prospective cohort study is being carried out to determine the associated effects (if any) that frenotomy may have on breastfeeding variables in infants with ankylogossia and who determine factors that influence breastfeeding women's decision making in choosing frenotomy for their infants.
  • Date From
    • 25.3.2015
  • Title
    • Midwifery students experiences of learning using a poster presentation
  • Funding Agency
    • Self funding
  • Date From
    • December 2010

Recognition

Representations

Within Trinity College am on the Midwifery Joint working group committee, School committee, Course Committee, Curriculum committee,Midwifery Forum, Rersarch forum. Breastfeeding committee group in Coombe Women's Hospital

Reviewer for palgrave publications- Midwife mother relationship, Kirkam M (2010) May 2010

Reviewer for Mc Craw-Hill Education Writing fo racademic journals, Murray R.2007

Memberships

Association of Lactation Consultants Ireland July 2001