Catriona Moloney

Teaching Assistant B.C.L., LLM, PHD

 
researcher

Biography

Dr Catriona Moloney is  a TA in law at University of Limerick and previously lectured at the National University of Ireland Galway. Catriona has an LLM in Public Law and was awarded her PhD entitled Empowering Children and Young People: An Access to Justice Assessment of Mental Health Law and Policy for which she was awarded a School of Law (NUIG) Scholarship to undertake this research.  Catriona was a full-time legal researcher for the Law Reform Commission from 2008–2010 where she worked on the Commission’s statue law restatement programme. Catriona was also a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School’s Project on Disability during the summer of 2013. She was appointed to the Board of EPIC (Empowering Young People in Care) in 2014; EPIC advocates at a national and local level for the rights of young people in and with care experience.    

Her research interests are broadly in the field of public law and policy. In particular, on issues related to
human rights and children and the interface of law, mental capacity, and psychiatry. Her PhD research explores the emerging area of access to justice and its application to children through the development of child-friendly justice frameworks.  Catriona has published and presented papers in this field. Catriona lectures in both public and private law areas including the Legal Environment of Business, Principles of Law, Advanced Lawyering (Alternative Dispute Resolution), Family Law, and Nursing Law. 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2017 ''The Impact of International Human Rights Law on Irish Mental Health Law''
Charles O'Mahony and Catriona Moloney (2017) ''The Impact of International Human Rights Law on Irish Mental Health Law''. Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland, 23 (1) [Details]
2017 ''Time For Change in the Mental Health Act 2001: The law must recognise children’s capacities to consent to and refuse medical treatment''
Catriona Moloney (2017) ''Time For Change in the Mental Health Act 2001: The law must recognise children’s capacities to consent to and refuse medical treatment''. Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland, 23 (1) [Details]
2016 '‘Mental Health Act 2001: A Child Rights Assessment of the Current Framework and its Proposed Reform Part I’'
Catriona Moloney (2016) '‘Mental Health Act 2001: A Child Rights Assessment of the Current Framework and its Proposed Reform Part I’'. Irish Journal Of Family Law, 19 (2) [Details]
2016 '‘Mental Health Act 2001: A Child Rights Assessment of the Current Framework and its Proposed Reform Part II’'
Catriona Moloney (2016) '‘Mental Health Act 2001: A Child Rights Assessment of the Current Framework and its Proposed Reform Part II’'. Irish Journal Of Family Law, 19 (3) [Details]
2010 '‘Children’s Capacity to Consent to Medical Treatment’'
Catriona Moloney (2010) '‘Children’s Capacity to Consent to Medical Treatment’'. Irish Student Law Review, 17 [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2013 Irish Society of Comparative Law Conference
Catriona Moloney (2013) ‘Access to Justice for Children with Mental Disorder’ Irish Society of Comparative Law Conference [Details]
2009 International Graduate Legal Research Conference, King’s College London
Catriona Moloney (2009) ‘Children’s Capacity to Consent to Medical Treatment: When are Children Entitled to Respect for their Autonomous Rights?’ International Graduate Legal Research Conference, King’s College London [Details]
2009 Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights Annual Conference
Catriona Moloney (2009) ‘Paternalism versus Autonomy: Where is the Balance?’ Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights Annual Conference [Details]
2009 Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) Annual Conference
Catriona Moloney (2009) ‘Vulnerable Adults and the Law’ Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) Annual Conference [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2017 Short Thematic Report FRANET Contribution to the Fundamental Rights Agency Annual Report 2017.
Shannon, Geoffrey, and Moloney, Catriona (2017) Short Thematic Report FRANET Contribution to the Fundamental Rights Agency Annual Report 2017. European Union Fundamental Rights Agency, European Union. [Details]

Guest Lectures

  Year Publication
2016 ‘Irish Capacity Law and Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’.
Catriona Moloney (2016) ‘Irish Capacity Law and Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’. Guest Lectures [Details]
2014 ‘Access to Justice for Young Offenders’.
Catriona Moloney (2014) ‘Access to Justice for Young Offenders’. Guest Lectures [Details]

Invited Lectures

  Year Publication
2016 ‘Aspects of Law and Policy relating to Children, Young People and Mental Health’.
Catriona Moloney (2016) ‘Aspects of Law and Policy relating to Children, Young People and Mental Health’. Invited Lectures [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2013 Centre for Disability Law and Policy Travel Bursary Centre for Disability Law and Policy, National University of Ireland Galway
2015 University Write-Up Bursary National University of Ireland
2011 School of Law Fellowship National University of Ireland

Teaching Interests

Modules Taught

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2017/18 Principles of law LA4901
2017/2018 Comparative Legal Systems LA4012
Advanced Lawyering Skills 1 LA4017
Nursing law LA4205
Legal Environmen of Business LA4005
Family law LA4078