Professor Maura Pidgeon

Director MSc Nursing Programmes

Area of Expertise

  • Executive Leadership in Nursing & Midwifery Regulation as CEO of the Irish Nursing & Midwifery Board.
  • Developing standards for nursing & midwifery education at first and advanced levels of practice.
  • Implementation of legislation and development of Rules supporting primary legislation in all areas of regulation.
  • Writing Codes and Scope of Professional Practice.
  • Executive Leadership in Clinical Nursing as Director of Nursing in Ireland's leading private tertiary referral centre.
  • Preparing organisations for the future in the health care industry.
  • Academic Management - head of department of nursing in a higher education institution.


  • PhD Leadership in Nursing, The Queen's University of Belfast 2009.
  • Masters in Business Administration (MBA), University of Ulster 1995.)
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing, University of Ulster 1991
  • RM Registered Midwife Coombe Hospital Dublin 1981
  • RGN (Hons) Nurse Mater Misericordiae Hospital Dublin 1979

Current areas of activity

  • Building RCSI School of Nursing & Midwifery MSc Portfolio of Specialist Programmes
  • Contributor to the International Regulatory Meetings
  • Leadership Development and professionalisaton of Nursing & Midwifery in their contribution to world health issues e.g. Universal Health Coverage (UHC)
  • Member of RCSI Bahrain Research Committee
  • Member of RCSI SPG & R Academic Council