Mary Malone is Vice Dean (Education) and Professor of Nursing at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care. She is responsible for ensuring that the Faculty’s education provision develops excellent, caring nurses, midwives and palliative care practitioners delivering evidence-based, research-driven care.
Mary’s expertise spans nurse and health visitor education, child and family health promotion, child and family public health and health.
Between 2018-2021, Mary was Director of the Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery at Oxford Brookes University, which is a partnership between Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Oxford Brookes University. There she has established ‘Director Rounds’ to meet with students, worked closely with NHS Trusts to champion collaborations between partners, refreshed the curriculum based on student feedback, widening access, and improving equality, diversity and inclusion.
Before Oxford Brookes, Mary had been at King’s and was Head of the Department of Adult Nursing in the Faculty.
Mary is currently Principal Investigator on the COV-ed Nurse study, a UK-wide investigation into the extent to which nurse education prior to the pandemic prepared nurses for their role in COVID, analysing what works.
Mary is a Fellow of the Institute of Health Visiting and is involved in research in this area, including a current study on effective parenting support for vulnerable families, funded by Public Health England.
Mary was a Research Fellow of the National Nursing Research Unit, which was active between 1977-2015 and produced health service research for policymakers and healthcare leaders.
Mary teaches and supervises students on our pre-registration adult nursing programmes. She is also a personal tutor.
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