Researchers at UCD


Mary Curtin

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Nursing,Midwifery & Health Sys
Health Sciences Centre
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7166424


I am a Lecturer of Midwifery and the Programme Director of the BSc Midwifery Programme in UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems.  

Registered Midwife and Qualified midwife tutor

I graduated from City University in 2005 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Midwifery and completed my MSc in Midwifery in 2010. I qualified in the examination of the newborn programme and am a member of the Resuscitation Council UK. I am also a prompt instructor
In 2014, appointed fellow of the Higher Education Authority UK 

I have a strong interest in autonomous midwifery practice in all aspects of maternity services. 

I have a proven track record of clinical and operational leadership with particular interests in homebirth, waterbirth, debriefing women following birth and bringing low risk ideals to women who are deemed high risk in labour.

I strongly support a woman's right to choose in pregnancy and birth.





Association: Royal College of Midwives, Function/Role: Member
Association: Higher Education Authority UK, Function/Role: Fellow
Association: Resuscitiation Council UK, Function/Role: Member/Teacher


Committee : Council of Clinical Information Officiers


Year 2014 Institution: Middlesex University
Qualification: Post Graduate Certificate Subject: Higher Education
Year 2010 Institution: City University, London
Qualification: MSc Subject: Midwifery
Year 2005 Institution: City University, London
Qualification: BSc Subject: Midwifery



Other Journals

Curtin, M (2016) 'Handsets at the ready' Midwives :64-66. [Details]

Book Reviews

Curtin, M (2015) Dynamic Positions in Birth: A fresh look at how women's bodies work in labour. Book Reviews Link to full text [Details]
Curtin, M (2014) The evolution of the human placenta. Book Reviews Link to full text [Details]


Research Interests

I am at the beginning of my doctoral studies exploring debriefing following childbirth.

Special interest in: Autonomous Midwifery Practise: Antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care.
                             Debriefing after childbirth  
From an educational perspective I am interested in the use of technology in the classroom and different teaching approaches that can benefit student midwives in both clinical and theoretical learning.