Dr Willoughby Irene Jacobs Moloney

PhD, BNurs(Hons), BA

Biography

2017 - Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, University of Auckland. Supervisors: Professor Peter Boxall, The Business School; Professor Matthew Parsons, The Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences; Associate Professor Nicolette Sheridan, The Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. Topic: Why do registered nurses want to leave the organisation and profession? Understanding the causes of nursing turnover intentions to help improve the retention of registered nurses.

2011 - Bachelor of Nursing (First Class Honours), University of Auckland. Dissertation: An Evaluation of START (Supported Transfer and Accelerated Rehabilitation Team): Providing prompt supported discharge with home-based rehabilitation.

2009 - Bachelor of Nursing. Massey University.

2002 - Bachelor of Arts: Film, TV and Media Studies. University of Auckland.

Research | Current

Research interests:

  • The role of Registered Nurses in primary health care and frameworks that support them to thrive
  • Nursing workforce development and management
  • The future of nursing within schools
  • Youth health

External research funding:

  • MOLONEY, W. Advanced Trainee Fellowship Scheme. Health Workforce New Zealand. $75,000. 2013-2015

Internal research funding:

  • MOLONEY W. Doctoral Scholarship. University of Auckland. $70,000. 2013-2016

Teaching | Current

2017 - Present: University of Auckland, School of Nursing:

  • Undergraduate nursing curriculum
  • Course Co-ordinator Nursing 202: Mental Health and Disability (disability component)
  • Course Co-coordinator Nursing 704: Primary Health Care for Children and Young People

Postgraduate supervision

2018 - Present: University of Auckland, School of Nursing:

  • BNurs (Hons) Supervision

Distinctions/Honours

  • 2011 - Bachelor of Nursing (First Class Honours), University of Auckland

Responsibilities

Lecturer, undergraduate nursing curriculum.

Coordinator, Nursing 202: Mental Health and Disability (disability component).

Cocoordinator, Nursing 704: Primary Health Care for Children and Young People.

Supervisor, BNurs(Hons) students.

Committees/Professional groups/Services

2018 - Present: Thriving at Work Research Group, University of Auckland, Active Member.        

  • Purpose: develop and support research that improves nurse wellbeing and their ability to thrive; use a Positive Organisational Scholarship approach to assist managers and organisations develop effective structures and processes that create support thriving at work cultures; link the undergraduate and post-graduate teams through the development of a Thriving at Work approach to preparing nurses for the workplace and then supporting them, through research, to improve the workforce environment.  

2018 - Present: Collaborative Undergraduate Scholarly Project (CUSP) Teaching and Learning Group, University of Auckland, Active Member.

  • Purpose: highlight the impact of the undergraduate teaching team on the quality of education for Bachelor of Nursing students; raise the profile of the undergraduate team, department, and faculty at a national and international level; support individual promotion, PBRF and teaching portfolios; support each other to write for publication and grants in a team environment; showcase the UG teaching initiatives; have a social media presence (Web page or twitter); create a safe environment for scholarly creativity and development

2018: 

  • Assessment Panellist: FDRF Project Grants
  • Facilitator: Quality and Safety Project, two day workshop for Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacology, Opthamology
  • Assessor: Māori Health Intensive Week
  • Examiner: Master’s Thesis 90 points

2017 - Present:

  • Manuscript reviewer for Journal of Advanced Nursing, International Journal of Nursing Studies and European Journal of Oncology

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Moloney, W., Boxall, P., Parsons, M., & Cheung, G. (2017). Factors predicting Registered Nurses' intentions to leave their organization and profession: A job demands-resources framework. JAN: Journal of Advanced Nursing, 74 (4), 864-875. 10.1111/jan.13497
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Matthew Parsons, Peter Boxall, Gordon Cheung
  • Moloney, W. I., Boxall, P., Parsons, M., & Sheridan, N. (2017). Which factors influence New Zealand registered nurses to leave their profession?. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 43 (1), 1-13.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peter Boxall, Matthew Parsons
  • Moloney, W. I. J. (2017). Why do registered nurses want to leave the organisation and profession? Understanding the causes of nursing turnover intentions to help improve the retention of registered nurses The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/36451
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Matthew Parsons, Nicolette Sheridan

Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 505 - Bldg 505
Level D, Room D02
85 PARK RD
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand