Head of College
College of Medicine & Health Office
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
E: J.Higgins@ucc.ie
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-492 0500
E: j.higgins@ucc.ie

Professor John Higgins is from Co. Tyrone, in the province of Ulster in Ireland.  He graduated from the medical school of Trinity College Dublin in 1988.  He trained initially in Internal Medicine (MRCPI 1991).  He commenced clinical and academic training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the Rotunda Hospital and the TCD Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology led by Professor John Bonnar (MRCOG 1996, MD 1996). 

He then undertook a fellowship at the University of Melbourne, Perinatal Research Centre at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne.  He was appointed Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne and Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist in the Mercy Hospital for Women in 2000.  His ongoing clinical and research interests remain in the areas he explored during this period – High Risk Pregnancy, Thrombophilia, and Haemostatic disturbances in pregnancy.  He was awarded the Blair-Bell Lectureship 1999 by the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists and the Ella MacKnight Memorial Lectureship 2000 by the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

 He returned to Ireland to take up the UCC Chair in Obstetrics & Gynaecology in 2001.  At the same time, he took on the clinical leadership of the Maternity Services in Cork; a post he held until 2009 when he took up the post of Director of Reconfiguration of Acute Hospital Services in Cork & Kerry. 

John has deep interest in organisational reform and change management.  He gained unique experience from leading the amalgamation of three maternity hospitals to form the new state-of-the art Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH).  Working closing with his colleagues, he has overseen the significant expansion of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and the development of the Anu Research Centre at CUMH.  He is strongly committed to the integration of the delivery of clinical care with the teaching, training, research and innovation agendas.  In April 2011 he was appointed Head of the College of Medicine and Health in University College Cork.

My personal research interest in the areas of pre-eclampsia and haemostasis in pregnancy were formed as a research fellow at the Rotunda Hospital and at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Trinity College, Dublin. This two year fellowship formed the basis of my MD thesis but also provided me with important exposure to the planning, organisation and management of a large clinical research projects and "hands on" laboratory work in the coagulation laboratory, TCD. This experience highlighted to me the importance of clinicians being exposed to the full range of research methodologies from epidemiology through to bench technologies. To further strengthen my own research training, as part of a perinatal medicine fellowship at the Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, I went "back to the bench", this time to learn a range of molecular research techniques. My personal research philosophy is that a clinical academic should act as an advocate for the clinical disorders and conditions of relevance to them. Through collaboration, the full repertoire of research methodologies should to be brought to bear on any specific clinical problem. My MD thesis and additional research work simultaneously undertaken on folic catabolism in pregnancy were funded by grants from the HRB and Welcome Trust respectively - grants which I wrote myself. At that time the vast majority of trainees in our specialty seeking to pursue research fellowship and an academic career would have pursued such research options overseas. Building research capacity in Ireland in Obstetrics and Gynaecology has been a long term ambition.

On returning to Ireland, to the Chair in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in U.C.C., the opportunity arose to develop a research centre dedicated to women's health and reproduction. Together with colleagues we have ensured that significant capital infrastructure in research has been developed in parallel with the construction of Cork University Maternity Hospital. The personal demands, of ensuring the successful amalgamation of three maternity hospitals and the development of the Anu Research Centre, interrupted my own research agenda. I have, however, maintained an ongoing interest in the area of haemostasis in pregnancy, including clinical issues relating to venous and arterial thrombosis in pregnancy and the application of therapeutic modalities. It is in the area of pregnancy haemostasis that I intend to continue to pursue a personal research agenda.

In addition, and perhaps more importantly, I wish to continue to contribute both in leadership and facilitator roles to the development of three separate levels of research endeavour within the U.C.C. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Level 1: to strengthen the long tradition of clinical research among our specialist trainees. We want to ensure that this remains an essential component rather than an optional component of their training.

Level 2: the development of a strong range of MSc. projects and of MD/PhD research projects for trainees in the specialty in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Lever 3: the development of research programmes with PhD, post-doctorate opportunities etc. in the three major theme areas of the Anu Research Centre.


Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2003)'The clinical implications of thrombophilia in pregnancy'
Higgins JR, Said J ; (2003) 'The clinical implications of thrombophilia in pregnancy' In: Recent advances in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. [No details]
(2001)'The influence of folate catabolism on the dietary requirement for folate in pregnancy'
Higgins JR ; (2001) 'The influence of folate catabolism on the dietary requirement for folate in pregnancy' In: Year Book of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vol 9. RCOG Press. [No details]
(2000)'Blood pressure measurement in pregnancy'
Higgins JR, Walker SP, Brennecke SP ; (2000) 'Blood pressure measurement in pregnancy' In: Contributions to Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Volume 5. Oxford University Press. [No details]
(1998)'Blood pressure measurement in pregnancy'
Higgins JR, Walker SP, Brennecke SP ; (1998) 'Blood pressure measurement in pregnancy' In: Contributions to Obstetrics and Gynaecology. [No details]
(1997)'Folate and pregnancy'
Higgins J, Darling M ; (1997) 'Folate and pregnancy' In: Year Book of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vol 5. [No details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(1995)'Hypertension in pregnancy - an unsolved problem'
Higgins J (1995) 'Hypertension in pregnancy - an unsolved problem' [Details]
(1995)'Hormonal treatment of endometrial sarcoma - a case report'
Hickey K, HigginsJ, Moriarty M, McGuinness E (1995) 'Hormonal treatment of endometrial sarcoma - a case report' [Details]
(1999)'Chronic hypertension and pregnancy'
Higgins JR, Brennecke SP (1999) 'Chronic hypertension and pregnancy' [Details]
(2000)'Prothrombin G20210A mutation: is it associated with pre-eclampsia?'
Higgins JR, Kaiser T, Moses EK, North R, Brennecke SP (2000) 'Prothrombin G20210A mutation: is it associated with pre-eclampsia?' [Details]
(2010)'The managment of reduced fetal movements at term:results of an anonymous national online survey in the Republic of Ireland'
Unterscheider, J; Horgan, RP; Greene, RA; Higgins, JR (2010) 'The managment of reduced fetal movements at term:results of an anonymous national online survey in the Republic of Ireland' [Details]
(2010)'The management of reduced fetal movements in an uncomplicated pregnancy at term: results from an anonymous national online survey in the Republic of Ireland'
Unterscheider J, Horgan RP, Greene RA, Higgins JR; (2010) 'The management of reduced fetal movements in an uncomplicated pregnancy at term: results from an anonymous national online survey in the Republic of Ireland' [Details]
(2011)'Prediction of safe and successful vaginal twin birth'
Breathnach FM, McAuliffe FM, Geary M, Daly S, Higgins JR, Dornan J, Morrison JJ, Burke G, Higgins S, Dicker P, Manning F, Carroll S, Malone FD (2011) 'Prediction of safe and successful vaginal twin birth' [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Definition of intertwin birth weight discordance'
Breathnach FM, McAuliffe FM, Geary M, Daly S, Higgins JR, Dornan J, Morrison JJ, Burke G, Higgins S, Dicker P, Manning F, Mahony R, Malone FD (2011) 'Definition of intertwin birth weight discordance' [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Investigation of the role of computed tomography as an adjunct to autopsy in the evaluation of stillbirth'
O'Donoghue K, O'Regan KN, Sheridan CP, O'Connor OJ, Benson J, McWilliams S, Moore N, Murphy MJ, Chopra R, Higgins JR, Maher MM; (2011) 'Investigation of the role of computed tomography as an adjunct to autopsy in the evaluation of stillbirth' [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Inherited thrombophilias and adverse pregnancy outcomes: a case-control study in an Australian population'
Said JM, Higgins JR, Moses EK, Walker SP, Monagle PT, Brennecke SP (2011) 'Inherited thrombophilias and adverse pregnancy outcomes: a case-control study in an Australian population' [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Placental cord insertion and birthweight discordance in twin pregnancies: results of the national prospective ESPRiT Study'
Kent, EM,Breathnach, FM,Gillan, JE,McAuliffe, FM,Geary, MP,Daly, S,Higgins, JR,Dornan, J,Morrison, JJ,Burke, G,Higgins, S,Carroll, S,Dicker, P,Manning, F,Malone, FD (2011) 'Placental cord insertion and birthweight discordance in twin pregnancies: results of the national prospective ESPRiT Study' [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Hemostasis in Pre-Eclampsia'
Ismail, SK,Higgins, JR; (2011) 'Hemostasis in Pre-Eclampsia' [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'The natural history of anencephaly'
Obeidi N, Russell N, Higgins JR, O'Donoghue K; (2010) 'The natural history of anencephaly' [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Altered reference ranges for protein C and protein S during early pregnancy: Implications for the diagnosis of protein C and protein S deficiency during pregnancy'
Said JM, Ignjatovic V, Monagle PT, Walker SP, Higgins JR, Brennecke SP; (2010) 'Altered reference ranges for protein C and protein S during early pregnancy: Implications for the diagnosis of protein C and protein S deficiency during pregnancy' [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Inherited thrombophilia polymorphisms and pregnancy outcomes in nulliparous women'
Said JM, Higgins JR, Moses EK, Walker SP, Borg AJ, Monagle PT, Brennecke SP; (2010) 'Inherited thrombophilia polymorphisms and pregnancy outcomes in nulliparous women' [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Fetal heart rate patterns in neonatal hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy; relationship to early EEG abnormalities and outcome'
Murray DM, O'Riordan MN, Horgan R, Boylan GB, Higgins JR, Ryan CA.; (2009) 'Fetal heart rate patterns in neonatal hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy; relationship to early EEG abnormalities and outcome' [Details]
(2009)'Expression of pleiotrophin and its receptors in human placenta suggests roles in trophoblast life cycle and angiogenesis'
Ball M, Carmody M, Wynne F, Dockery P, Aigner A, Cameron I, Higgins J, Smith SD, Aplin JD, Moore T; (2009) 'Expression of pleiotrophin and its receptors in human placenta suggests roles in trophoblast life cycle and angiogenesis' [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'The prevalence of inherited thrombophilic polymorphisms in an asymptomatic Australian antenatal population'
Said JM, Brennecke SP, Moses EK, Walker SP, Monagle PT, Campbell J, Bryant VJ, Borg AJ, Higgins JR; (2008) 'The prevalence of inherited thrombophilic polymorphisms in an asymptomatic Australian antenatal population' [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'The decline of laparoscopic sterilisation'
Horgan R, Higgins JR, Burke G; (2008) 'The decline of laparoscopic sterilisation' [Full Text] [Details]
(2008)'Prevalence of suboptimal vitamin D status during pregnancy'
O'Riordan MN, Kiely M, Higgins JR, Cashman KD; (2008) 'Prevalence of suboptimal vitamin D status during pregnancy' [Details]
(2007)'Audit of antenatal clinic for high-risk obstetric patients; activity and outcomes'
Allen C, Greene R, Higgins J; (2007) 'Audit of antenatal clinic for high-risk obstetric patients; activity and outcomes' [Details]
(2006)'Poor uptake of reproductive health screening services by female renal transplant recipients'
Kerkhoff BA, O'Connor TC, Plant WD, Higgins Jr; (2006) 'Poor uptake of reproductive health screening services by female renal transplant recipients' [Details]
(2006)'Ethnic differences in the prevalence of inherited thrombophilic polymorphisms in an asymptomatic Australian prenatal population'
Said JM; Brennecke SP; Moses EK; Walker SP; Borg AJ; Williams JT; Higgins JR; (2006) 'Ethnic differences in the prevalence of inherited thrombophilic polymorphisms in an asymptomatic Australian prenatal population' [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2004)'Patient satisfaction with the SpaceLabs 90207 ambulatory blood pressure monitor in pregnancy'
Walker SP, Permezel MJ, Brennecke SP, Tuttle LK, Higgins JR; (2004) 'Patient satisfaction with the SpaceLabs 90207 ambulatory blood pressure monitor in pregnancy' [DOI] [Details]
(2002)'Ascertaining women's choice of title during pregnancy and childbirth'
Denning AS, Tuttle LK, Bryant VJ, Walker SP, Higgins JR; (2002) 'Ascertaining women's choice of title during pregnancy and childbirth' [Details]
(2002)'The effect of hospitalisation on ambulatory blood pressure in pregnancy'
Walker S, Permezel M, Brennecke S, Tuttle L, Ugoni A, Higgins J; (2002) 'The effect of hospitalisation on ambulatory blood pressure in pregnancy' [Details]
(2001)'Maternal work significantly increases ambulatory blood pressure in late pregnancy'
Walker S.P., Permezel M.P., Brennecke S.P., Ugoni A., Higgins, J.R.; (2001) 'Maternal work significantly increases ambulatory blood pressure in late pregnancy' [Details]
(2001)'Blood-pressure measurement and classification in pregnancy'
Higgins JR, de Swiet M; (2001) 'Blood-pressure measurement and classification in pregnancy' [DOI] [Details]
(2001)'Blood pressure in late pregnancy and work outside the home'
Walker SP, Permezel M, Brennecke SP, Ugoni AM, Higgins JR; (2001) 'Blood pressure in late pregnancy and work outside the home' [Details]
(2001)'Anticoagulation in pregnancy and the puerperium'
Hague WM, North RA, Gallus AS, Walters BN, Orlikowski C, Burrows RF, Cincotta RB, Dekker GA, Higgins JR, Lowe SA, Morris JM, Peek MJ; (2001) 'Anticoagulation in pregnancy and the puerperium' [Details]
(2000)'Pregnancy and the impact of inherited thrombophilias'
Higgins JR; (2000) 'Pregnancy and the impact of inherited thrombophilias' [Details]
(2000)'Management of essential thrombocythaemia during pregnancy'
Cincotta R, Higgins JR, Tippett C, Gallery E, North R, McMahon LP, Brennecke SP; (2000) 'Management of essential thrombocythaemia during pregnancy' [Details]
(2000)'The effect of pre-eclampsia on coagulation and fibrinolytic activation in the neonate'
Higgins JR, Bonnar J, Norris LA, Darling MR, Walshe JJ; (2000) 'The effect of pre-eclampsia on coagulation and fibrinolytic activation in the neonate' [Details]
(1999)''White coat hypertension' in pregnancy'
Walker SP, Higgins JR, Permezel M, Brennecke SP, Phil D; (1999) ''White coat hypertension' in pregnancy' [Details]
(1999)'Nitric oxide in the uteroplacental, fetoplacental, and peripheral circulations in preeclampsia'
Norris LA, Higgins JR, Darling MR, Walshe JJ, Bonnar J; (1999) 'Nitric oxide in the uteroplacental, fetoplacental, and peripheral circulations in preeclampsia' [Details]
(1999)'Maternal work and pregnancy'
Walker SP, Higgins JR, Permezel M, Brennecke SP, Phil D; (1999) 'Maternal work and pregnancy' [Details]
(1998)'Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia: magnesium salts for all?'
Higgins JR, Brennecke SP; (1998) 'Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia: magnesium salts for all?' [Details]
(1998)'Re: Which Korotkoff sound should be used for diastolic blood pressure in pregnancy?'
Higgins JR, Walker SP, Brennecke SP; (1998) 'Re: Which Korotkoff sound should be used for diastolic blood pressure in pregnancy?' [Details]
(1998)'Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in pregnancy'
Walker SP, Higgins JR, Brennecke SP; (1998) 'Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in pregnancy' [Details]
(1998)'Pre-eclampsia--still a disease of theories?'
Higgins JR, Brennecke SP; (1998) 'Pre-eclampsia--still a disease of theories?' [Details]
(1998)'The diastolic debate: is it time to discard Korotkoff phase IV in favour of phase V for blood pressure measurements in pregnancy?'
Walker SP, Higgins JR, Brennecke SP; (1998) 'The diastolic debate: is it time to discard Korotkoff phase IV in favour of phase V for blood pressure measurements in pregnancy?' [Details]
(1996)'Maternal and neonatal hyponatraemia: a comparison of Hartmanns solution with 5% dextrose for the delivery of oxytocin in labour'
Higgins J, Gleeson R, Holohan M, Cooney C, Darling M; (1996) 'Maternal and neonatal hyponatraemia: a comparison of Hartmanns solution with 5% dextrose for the delivery of oxytocin in labour' [Details]
(2009)'Fetal heart rate patterns in neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy: relationship with early cerebral activity and neurodevelopmental outcome'
Murray DM, O'Riordan MN, Horgan R, Boylan G, Higgins JR, Ryan CA; (2009) 'Fetal heart rate patterns in neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy: relationship with early cerebral activity and neurodevelopmental outcome' [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Timing of birth related to obstetric practice and neonatal outcome'
O'Donoghue K, Sheridan CP, O'Sullivan K, Greene RA, Higgins JR; (2008) 'Timing of birth related to obstetric practice and neonatal outcome' [Details]
(2005)'Management of valvular heart disease'
Higgins J.R.; (2005) 'Management of valvular heart disease' [Details]
(1998)'Haemostasis in the uteroplacental and peripheral circulations in normotensive and pre-eclamptic pregnancy'
Higgins J. R., Walshe J., Darling M. R. N., Bonnar J.; (1998) 'Haemostasis in the uteroplacental and peripheral circulations in normotensive and pre-eclamptic pregnancy' [Details]
(1994)'CLASP - Millstone or milestone?'
Darling M., Higgins J.R.,; (1994) 'CLASP - Millstone or milestone?' [Details]
(2008)'Self-Collected Versus Health Professional-Collected Genital Swabs to Identify The Prevalence of Group B Streptococcus: A Comparison of Patient Preference and Efficacy'
Arya, A, Cryan, B, O'Sullivan, K, Greene, RA, Higgins, JR; (2008) 'Self-Collected Versus Health Professional-Collected Genital Swabs to Identify The Prevalence of Group B Streptococcus: A Comparison of Patient Preference and Efficacy' [DOI] [Details]
(2005)'Ascertaining women's preferred mode of address and preferred choice of title during pregnancy and childbirth'
Horgan R, Guha S, Sullivan KO, Higgins JR.; (2005) 'Ascertaining women's preferred mode of address and preferred choice of title during pregnancy and childbirth' [Details]
(2003)'Haemostasis in normal and abnormal pregnancy'
O'Riordan M.N., Higgins J.R.; (2003) 'Haemostasis in normal and abnormal pregnancy' [Details]
(2002)'The relationship between maternal work, ambulatory blood pressure, and pregnancy hypertension'
Higgins J.R.; Walshe J.J.; Conroy R.M.; Darling M.R. (2002) 'The relationship between maternal work, ambulatory blood pressure, and pregnancy hypertension' [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2002)'Thrombomodulin Ala455Val dimorphism is not associated with pre-eclampsia in Australian & New Zealand women'
Borg A.J., Higgins J.R., Brennecke S.P., Moses E.K.; (2002) 'Thrombomodulin Ala455Val dimorphism is not associated with pre-eclampsia in Australian & New Zealand women' [Details]
(2000)'The relationship between increased folate catabolism and the increased requirement for folate in pregnancy'
Higgins J.R., Quinlivan E., McPartlin J., Scott J.M., Weir D., Darling M.R.N.; (2000) 'The relationship between increased folate catabolism and the increased requirement for folate in pregnancy' [Details]
(1999)'Novel aspartyl protease genes are differentially expressed in human gestational tissues'
Moses E.K., Freed K.A., Higgins J.R., Brennecke S.P.,; (1999) 'Novel aspartyl protease genes are differentially expressed in human gestational tissues' [Details]
(1998)'Circulating adhesion molecules in pre-eclampsia, gestational hypertension and normal pregnancy: evidence for selective dysfunction of VCAM-1 homeostasis in pre-eclampsia'
Higgins J.R., Papayianni A., Brady H.R., Darling M.R.N., Walsh J.J.; (1998) 'Circulating adhesion molecules in pre-eclampsia, gestational hypertension and normal pregnancy: evidence for selective dysfunction of VCAM-1 homeostasis in pre-eclampsia' [Details]
(1997)'Can 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure predict the development of hypertension in primgravidae?'
Higgins J.R., Walshe J.J., Halligan A., O'Brien E., Conroy R., Darling M.; (1997) 'Can 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure predict the development of hypertension in primgravidae?' [Details]
(1994)'CLASP - Millstone or milestone? (Editorial to accompany the publication of the CLASP trial)'
Darling M., Higgins, J. R.; (1994) 'CLASP - Millstone or milestone? (Editorial to accompany the publication of the CLASP trial)' [Details]

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2011)Institute of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists - Study Day,
JR Higgins (2011) Defending Medical Legal Cases: The customer is always right. [Oral Presentation], Institute of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists - Study Day, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dublin , 30-SEP-11 - 30-SEP-11
(2011)C.P. Noel McCarthy Memorial Lecture - New England Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society,
JR Higgins (2011) Blood Clots in Pregnancy. [Oral Presentation], C.P. Noel McCarthy Memorial Lecture - New England Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society, Boston, USA , 26-OCT-11 - 27-OCT-11
(2008)Beating Blood Clots, International Symposium,
; (2008) VTE in the Pregnant Patient. [Invited Oral Presentation], Beating Blood Clots, International Symposium, Vienna , 01-APR-08 - 01-APR-08
(2007)2nd International Symposium on Women¿s Health Issues and Thrombosis and Haemostasis,
; (2007) Haemostasis in Pre-eclampsia. [Invited Oral Presentation], 2nd International Symposium on Women¿s Health Issues and Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Vienna , 01-FEB-07 - 01-FEB-07
(2007)2nd International Symposium on Women¿s Health Issues and Thrombosis and Haemostasis,
; (2007) Controversy in Management of VTE in Pregnancy. [Invited Oral Presentation], 2nd International Symposium on Women¿s Health Issues and Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Vienna , 01-FEB-07 - 01-FEB-07
(2005)Gynaecological Visiting Society of Great Britain and Ireland,
; (2005) . [Conference Organising Committee Member], Gynaecological Visiting Society of Great Britain and Ireland, , 05-OCT-05 - 07-OCT-05
(2005)Hot Topics in Ultrasound,
; (2005) Ultrasound in Ireland, The Way Forward. [Invited Oral Presentation], Hot Topics in Ultrasound, Dublin , 01-FEB-05 - 01-FEB-05
(2005)New England Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society,
; (2005) Inherited Thrombophilia in Pregnancy. [Invited Oral Presentation], New England Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society, Massachusetts , 01-MAY-05 - 01-MAY-05
(2005)International Symposium on Women¿s Health Issues and Thrombosis and Haemostasis,
; (2005) Mechanical Heart Valves and Pregnancy. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Symposium on Women¿s Health Issues and Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Budapest , 01-MAR-05 - 01-MAR-05
(2004)SPO, 3rd International Congress,
; (2004) Thrombophilia and its importance in Pregnancy. [Invited Oral Presentation], SPO, 3rd International Congress, Dublin , 01-MAY-04 - 01-MAY-04
(2003)Western Obstetrical Society,
; (2003) Haemostasis and Human Pregnancy. [Invited Oral Presentation], Western Obstetrical Society, Galway , 01-FEB-03 - 01-FEB-03
(2002)Ninian Falkiner Memorial Lecture,
; (2002) Thrombophilia and Pregnancy. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Ninian Falkiner Memorial Lecture, Dublin , 01-FEB-02 - 01-FEB-02
(2002)International Federation of Placental Associations, World Congress,
; (2002) Haemostasis and the Placenta. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], International Federation of Placental Associations, World Congress, Melbourne , 01-OCT-02 - 01-OCT-02
(2001)Irish Perinatal Society Annual Meeting,
; (2001) Home Birth ¿ a Safe Option?. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Irish Perinatal Society Annual Meeting, Kilkenny , 01-NOV-01 - 01-NOV-01
(2000)Australasian Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy. Annual Scientific Meeting,
; (2000) Prothrombin G20210A mutation: is it associated with pre-eclampsia?. [Oral Presentation], Australasian Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy. Annual Scientific Meeting, Brisbane , 01-JAN-00 - 01-JAN-00

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2002Ninian Falkiner Memorial Lecture Rotunda Hospital
1997Council member Australasian Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy
1998Andrew Phippard Memorial Young Investigator Award Australasian Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy
1999William Blair-Bell Memorial Lectureship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal College of Obstetricians and gynaecologists
2000Thalia Roche Demonstrator Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne
2001Ella Macknight Memorial Lecturer Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Rotunda and Mater Hospitals Registrar in Obstetrics & Gynaecology/
Royal Women¿s Hospital, Melbourne Fellow in Perinatal Medicine/
University of Melbourne and Mercy Hospital for Women Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist/
Dept of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University College Cork Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Head of Department Director of Anu Research Centre/

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
1988Trinity College Dublin MB BAO BCH
1996RCOG MRCOG
1996Trinity College Dublin MD

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Chair of the Institute Sub Group of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists produced report on the Future of Maternity and Gynaecology Services in Ireland 2006 - 2016