Mandy is the founder of the Irish Neonatal Health Alliance and her areas of specialty include Advocacy, Education and Research. She has participated in several neonatal and paediatric health system reviews, develops and delivers curricula and continued education to medical, nursing and allied health professional students, mentors PhD students, serves on the advisory boards of the PPI Ignite Network, the European Foundation For The Care Of Newborn Infants and the NIDCAP Federation International and works as an embedded patient researcher on several national and international research studies. Mandy is a chair committee member of group that developed the European Standards of Care For Newborn health, is a public reviewer for the Health Research Board and the British Medical Journal Open Pediatrics, is a member of the National Office of Research Ethics Clinical Trials Committee, works with the National Clinical Trials Office Stakeholder and Management Committee and the Health Products Regulatory Authority and has published papers in several journals including the British Medical Journal, The Lancet, The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Trials.