Professor Mary E Malone

PHd, MSc, Ba (Hons), PGDip (HE), PGDip HV, RM, RGN


Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery

Mary E Malone


Researcher and former Director of the Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery (OSNM).

As former Director of the OSNM, I had responsibility for the strategic direction of the partnership between Oxford Brookes University, Oxford University Hospital Foundation Trust and Oxford Health Foundation Trust. The partnership offers unique opportunities in education and research for nurses at all levels and it is my responsibility to optimise these under the direction of the OSNM Board and the Oxford Health Partnership.

Teaching and supervision


I supervise several PhD students on both taught Doctorate and Doctorate by thesis programmes.

Research Students

Name Thesis title Completed
Claire Litchfield Is the use of water immersion for women in labour or giving birth both safe and effective as a method for improving rates of normal birth for women who are obese? Active


I am the Principal Investigator on the COV-ed Nurse study which is a UK wide investigation into the extent to which nurse education prior to the pandemic prepared nurses for their role in COVID; it is an analysis of what works.

As my professional background is in health visiting I am also involved in research into fathers' transition to parenthood and the effectiveness of parenting support for vulnerable families.



  • A synthesis of the evidence for effective parenting support
  • COV-ed Nurse