Mandy is a medical and disability underwriter and a parent of a preterm infant born in 2006. Since that time she has been advocating in the neonatal space and in 2013 she founded the collaborative multi-stakeholder platform, The Irish Neonatal Health Alliance (www.inha.ie).
She has extensive experiential and deep sectoral knowledge and specialises in the areas of Advocacy, Education and Research. Her many successes in the field include effecting several neonatal and paediatric health system reviews, developing and delivering curricula and continued education to medical, nursing and allied health professional students, mentoring PhD students, serving on the parent advisory board of the European Foundation For The Care Of Newborn Infants and the NIDCAP Federation International Board since 2012 and working as patient collaborator on several national and international research studies. Mandy was a chair committee member of group that developed the European Standards of Care For Newborn health and has published papers in several journals including the British Medical Journal, The Lancet, The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Trials. She is also a member of the HRB NEPTuNE Steering Committee.