Mandy Daly ACII, DLDU, Dip.Diet & Nutrition
Director of Advocacy & Policy Making, Irish Neonatal Health Alliance (INHA)
Mandy is a medical and disability underwriter and a parent of a preterm infant born in 2006. Since that time she has been advocating in the neonatal space and in 2013 she founded the collaborative multi-stakeholder platform, The Irish Neonatal Health Alliance (www.inha.ie). She has extensive experiential and deep sectoral knowledge and specialises in the areas of Advocacy, Education and Research. Her achievements include effecting several neonatal and paediatric health system reviews, developing and delivering curricula and continued education to medical, nursing and allied health professional students, mentoring PhD students, serving on the parent advisory board of the European Foundation For The Care Of Newborn Infants and the NIDCAP Federation International Board since 2012, working as patient collaborator on several national and international research studies and in 2021 she was appointed to the National Office For Research Ethics Clinical Trials Committee. Mandy was a chair committee member of group that developed the European Standards of Care For Newborn health and has published papers in several journals including the British Medical Journal, The Lancet, The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Trials.