Dr. Mary Muldowney is is the author of The Second World War and Irish Women: An oral history (2007) and Trinity and its neighbours: An oral history (2009), as well as many book chapters and journal articles using oral history interviews as her primary source. She is a founding member and a Director of the Oral History Network of Ireland. She is currently researching an oral history of pro-choice activism in Ireland since the 1980s. Her other ongoing research is into the employment of women in the railway industry in Ireland and elsewhere, on which she has presented and published.
Mary works in adult education for community organisations and trade unions, specialising in communications, negotiations and workplace representative skills. She is also engaged (with Dr. Ida Milne) in training trade unionists and community activists in oral history practice. They are working as the 1913 Alternative Visions Oral History Group and will be publishing an edited volume based on interviews as part of the centenary commemorations of the 1913 Lockout.