Dr Catriona Moloney

BCL, LLM, PhD

Contact Details

Lecturer (Fixed Term)
School of Law
NUI Galway

E: CATRIONA.MOLONEY@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Dr Catriona Moloney is a Lecturer in Disability Law at the Centre for Disability Law and Policy, National University of Ireland Galway and previously lectured at the University of Limerick. Catriona has a Bachelor of Civil Law and an LLM in Public Law.  She 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.  In April 2018 she was appointed to a panel of Research and Policy Specialists on matters related to children’s rights and welfare at the Ombudsman for Children’s Office.  
 




Research Interests

Catriona's 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 mental health law, legal capacity, and psychiatry. Her PhD research explores the emerging area of access to justice and its application to children with  psychosocial disability through the development of child-friendly justice frameworks.  Catriona has published and presented papers in this field.

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)
Catriona Moloney, (2013) [Details]
(2009)
Catriona Moloney, (2009) [Details]
(2009)
Catriona Moloney, (2009) [Details]
(2009)
Catriona Moloney, (2009) [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2019) European Semester Ireland's Country Report on Disability.
Catriona Moloney (2019) European Semester Ireland's Country Report on Disability. Academic Network of European Disability Experts, Europe. [Details]
(2018) Short Thematic Report on the Rights of the Child, Contribution to the Fundamental Rights Agency Annual Report 2018. The European Union Fundamental Rights Agency.
Geoffrey Shannon and Catriona Moloney (2018) Short Thematic Report on the Rights of the Child, Contribution to the Fundamental Rights Agency Annual Report 2018. The European Union Fundamental Rights Agency. EU Fundamental Rights Agency, Vienna. [Details]
(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]

Generic

  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’. Generic [Details]
(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’. Generic [Details]
(2014) ‘Access to Justice for Young Offenders'.
Catriona Moloney (2014) ‘Access to Justice for Young Offenders'. Generic [Details]