Adjunct Clinical Lecturer Marie Keane

Name: Ms Marie Keane
Position: Adjunct Clinical Lecturer
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Ms Marie Keane


Marie Keane is a Senior Critical Care Pharmacist with University Hospital Limerick (UHL), HSE providing specialised pharmaceutical care to Level 3 critically ill patients.  This involves working as part of a multidisciplinary team and offering specialist clinical knowledge, guidance on drug therapy, guideline development, quality assurance and audit within the Critical Care Unit.

She graduated from Trinity College Dublin with B.Sc. Pharm (Hons) qualification in 1992, since then she has worked exclusively as a Hospital Pharmacist in both Ireland and England representing almost 30years experience. While working as a Hospital Pharmacist she has continued her professional development by completing the following postgraduate qualifications;

  • 2019 Cardiology in Clinical Pharmacy Practice Module, Trinity College Dublin
  • 2005 Diploma in Health Services Management, University of Limerick
  • 1999 Diploma in Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy, London
  • 1997 Certificate in Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy, London

She is an active member of the HPAI Critical Care Specialist Interest Group.

As a member of the Medication Safety Committee at UHL she engages in the development of strategies to improve medication safety in UHL.

She has a particular interest in the intravenous administration of medicines and has been pivotal in producing and updating intravenous guidelines for the administration of medicines to adult and critical care patients within the UHL Group.



Marie has been a tutor on the National Pharmacy Internship Programme since 2014.

She has provided lectures as part of in-house qualifications including ‘Certificate in Pharmacy Practice’ in the UK and the ‘Nursing Diploma in Paediatrics’ at OLHSC. She regularly provides lectures to Nursing staff on the ‘Pharmaceutical Aspects of Intravenous Drug Administration’.

She has extensive experience in the training and appraisal of Basic Grade Pharmacists to ensure they are competent to undertake a clinical pharmacy service.

In collaboration with the School of Pharmacy in UCC she has responsibility for developing and delivering the Critical Care and Pain/Surgery Module as part of the online MSc in Clinical Pharmacy since 2015.



Having completed her internship she undertook her first post as Basic Grade Pharmacist at Mater Misericordiae Hospital Dublin in 1993.

In 1996 she accepted a Basic Grade Resident Pharmacist post at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in the UK where she gained significant experience in rotations through aseptic services, dispensary in-patient and out-patient, clinical services, drug information and HIV satellite pharmacy.

As resident pharmacist she was on a rota that provided the out of hours emergency pharmacy service.

Her interest in Drug Information developed resulting in her appointment as Grade C Drug Information Staff Pharmacist at Ealing Hospital NHS Trust in June 1997. This involved day-to-day management of the drug information service at this hospital. As Directorate Pharmacist she was responsible for providing a clinical pharmacy service, drug use review, purchasing and formulary information.

In September 1999 she was appointed Grade D Drug Information Manager at Hammersmith Hospital NHS Trust with responsibility for the management and development of the drug information service at this tertiary referral hospital. This included providing information to all healthcare professionals within the Trust and to the Patients Medicines Helpline Service.

In 2001 she returned to Ireland taking a post as Senior Pharmacist at Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children with responsibilities for co-ordinating the provision of a comprehensive clinical pharmacy service to the paediatric wards and intensive care units. She was responsible for the provision of the National HIV Paediatric service as part of a multidisciplinary team.

In 2002 she moved to University Hospital Limerick initially as Senior Pharmacist with responsibility for managing clinical pharmacy service. This involved co-ordination of clinical pharmacy service to wards; education and training, development of a Drug Information service, intervention monitoring and guideline development.


Committee and Advisory Group Membership

  • Quality Assurance Committee at University Hospital Limerick
  • Medication Safety Committee at University Hospital Limerick
  • Conscious Sedation Sub Committee at University Hospital Limerick



  • Adult Intravenous Medication Administration Guidelines, UHL Group 4th
  • Critical Care Intravenous Medication Administration Guidelines, UHL Group 2nd
  • Hospital Doctor of Ireland Vol21 No5 June 2015 ‘Ethylene Glycol Poisoning: resolution within 48hours’.
  • Guidelines for the Administration of Intravenous Antibiotics MWRH 2004.
  • As a member of HPAI (Hospital Pharmacists Association of Ireland) she has had posters accepted for presentation at the annual conference and likewise for EAHP (European Association of Hospital Pharmacists).

School of Pharmacy


Cavanagh Pharmacy Building Room UG06 University College Cork