Ms Edel Manning


Edel Manning has co-ordinated the Maternal Death Enquiry (MDE) Ireland since its inception in 2009. She has fulfilled this role on a part-time basis in conjunction with her role as a research midwife in the National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre (NPEC) where she has shared responsibility for conducting two national clinical audits of the maternity services in Ireland: Perinatal Mortality and Severe Maternal Morbidity.  She has been intrinsic to the development, implementation and refinement of data collection tools used in these clinical audits.

Edel trained as a general nurse in the Mater Misericordiae and as a midwife in the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital (CWIUH), Dublin.  Her midwifery experience has been in the CWIUH in a variety of roles including Clinical Midwife Manager 2 (CMM2) within the labour ward and clinical midwife specialist within the ultrasound department.


Research Interests

Edel’s area of interest includes; quality review of healthcare data collection methodology and refinement of clinical audit and research to support the delivery of safe, equitable, high quality care within the maternity services

Maternal Death Enquiry - Ireland

Co-ordinator MDE Ireland 5th Floor, Cork University Maternity Hospital Wilton Cork