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Maria McNeill is employed as the Practice Education Coordinator on the BSc in Clinical Measurement Science since August 2015.
Graduated from DIT in 1988 with the Certificate in Medical Physics and Physiological Measurement Science (MPPM) and also holds the following qualifications.
Currently undertaking a doctorate degree in Practice Education at DIT
Maria held the post of Senior Respiratory Physiologist in Beaumont Hospital from 1988 to 1998 when her entrepreneurial spirit led her to leave the health service to become the owner/manager of a coffee shop and restaurant.
In 2004 she returned to the health service and took up the post of Chief Respiratory Physiologist at Mullingar Hospital
During her years with Mullingar Hospital, Maria was seconded on a half time basis to the post of Respiratory Clinical Tutor with DIT from 2009 – 2011 and
was seconded to the full time post of CPD Officer with the Irish Institute of Clinical Measurement Science from 2011 to 2014. In June 2014 she took up the post of Clinical Risk Coordinator at Mullingar Hospital for 15 months prior to her appointment with DIT.
Maria is a past chairperson and a current committee member of the Irish Association of Respiratory Science (IARS) and has served on the committee of the Irish Institute of Clinical Measurement Science (IICMS). She has represented the IARS on the National COPD and Asthma, Clinical Care Programmes and has represented the IICMS on the Health & Social Care Professions Advisory Group to the HSE. She currently represents Clinical Measurement on the Practice Education Coordinator Network (PECNET).
Maria is a self-confessed life long learner and a keen advocate of personal and professional development through reflective practice and writing.