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.

Research Interests

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.


Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
[Foundation a/c] {Higgins Prof. J} NFoundation Funded Research01-OCT-0331-DEC-14€427,296.00
HSE Support for Perinatal Ireland Study - Dr. Hudathir AbdelmaboudDepartment of Health01-NOV-0830-JUN-09€30,888.00
Anu Research Fellowship - Fergus McCarthyMiscellaneous01-SEP-0830-JUN-12€522,400.00
Initial supports for Healthcare Innovation Hub demonstrator.Enterprise Irl01-APR-1331-DEC-14€377,393.00
BSI Shared Facilities for non pay allocationMiscellaneous20-SEP-1130-SEP-11€25,000.00
Researach Support for Cork Health Innovation HubIrish Funded Research01-MAY-1431-OCT-14€22,500.00
Research overheads - SFI Research Centre INFANT College of Medicine & Health Institutional Support.Science Foundation of Ireland01-JUN-1331-MAY-19€598,778.00
[BSI GENERAL ACCOUNT] {Shanahan, Prof}NMiscellaneous01-JAN-9030-SEP-14€37,299.00
HRB Perinatal Ireland AgreementHealth Research Board01-APR-0631-AUG-14€201,509.00

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. [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. [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. [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. [Details]
(1997)'Folate and pregnancy'
Higgins J, Darling M ; (1997) 'Folate and pregnancy' In: Year Book of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vol 5. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2014)'Day Care Compared With Inpatient Management of Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy A Randomized Controlled Trial'
McCarthy, FP,Murphy, A,Khashan, AS,McElroy, B,Spillane, N,Marchocki, Z,Sarkar, R,Higgins, JR (2014) 'Day Care Compared With Inpatient Management of Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy A Randomized Controlled Trial'. Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 124 :743-748 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Weight-adjusted LMWH Prophylaxis Provides More Effective Thrombin Inhibition in Morbidly Obese Pregnant Women'
Ismail, SK,Norris, L,O'Shea, S,Higgins, JR (2014) 'Weight-adjusted LMWH Prophylaxis Provides More Effective Thrombin Inhibition in Morbidly Obese Pregnant Women'. Thrombosis Research, 134 :234-239 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Umbilical and fetal middle cerebral artery Doppler reference ranges in a twin population followed longitudinally from 24 to 38 weeks' gestation'
Mulcahy, C,McAuliffe, FM,Breathnach, F,Geary, M,Daly, S,Higgins, J,Hunter, A,Morrison, J,Burke, G,Higgins, S,Dicker, P,Mahony, R,Tully, E,Malone, F (2014) 'Umbilical and fetal middle cerebral artery Doppler reference ranges in a twin population followed longitudinally from 24 to 38 weeks' gestation'. Ultrasound In Obstetrics & Gynecology, 44 :461-467 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'The influence of maternal body mass index on fetal weight estimation in twin pregnancy'
Ryan, HM,Morrison, JJ,Breathnach, FM,McAuliffe, FM,Geary, MP,Daly, S,Higgins, JR,Hunter, A,Burke, G,Higgins, S,Mahony, R,Dicker, P,Manning, F,Tully, E,Malone, FD (2014) 'The influence of maternal body mass index on fetal weight estimation in twin pregnancy'. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 210 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Comparison of outcomes of twins conceived spontaneously and by artificial reproductive therapy'
Anbazhagan, A,Hunter, A,Breathnach, FM,Mcauliffe, FM,Geary, MP,Daly, S,Higgins, JR,Morrison, JJ,Burke, G,Higgins, S,Dicker, P,Tully, E,Carroll, S,Malone, FD (2014) 'Comparison of outcomes of twins conceived spontaneously and by artificial reproductive therapy'. Journal Of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, 27 :458-462 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'The PAI-1 4G/5G polymorphism is not associated with an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcome in asymptomatic nulliparous women'
Said, JM,Tsui, R,Borg, AJ,Higgins, JR,Moses, EK,Walker, SP,Monagle, PT,Brennecke, SP (2012) 'The PAI-1 4G/5G polymorphism is not associated with an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcome in asymptomatic nulliparous women'. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 10 :881-886 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'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 (2012) 'Investigation of the role of computed tomography as an adjunct to autopsy in the evaluation of stillbirth'. European Journal of Radiology, 81 :1667-1675 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'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 (2012) 'Inherited thrombophilias and adverse pregnancy outcomes: a case-control study in an Australian population'. Acta Obstetricia Et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 91 :250-255 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Optimum Timing for Planned Delivery of Uncomplicated Monochorionic and Dichorionic Twin Pregnancies'
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 (2012) 'Optimum Timing for Planned Delivery of Uncomplicated Monochorionic and Dichorionic Twin Pregnancies'. Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 119 :50-59 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Thrombin generation post elective caesarean section: Effect of low molecular weight heparin'
Ismail SK, Norris L, Muttukrishna S, Higgins JR (2012) 'Thrombin generation post elective caesarean section: Effect of low molecular weight heparin'. Thrombosis Research, [DOI] [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'. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 205 (3):2370-2377 [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'. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 118 (1):94-103 [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'. European Journal of Radiology, [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'. Obstetrics and Gynecology, [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Response of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations to vitamin D supplementation during lactation'
Zhang JY, Lucey AJ, Higgins JR, Cashman KD, Kiely M. (2011) 'Response of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations to vitamin D supplementation during lactation'. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 58 :179-180 [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'. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 205 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Hemostasis in Pre-Eclampsia'
Ismail, SK,Higgins, JR; (2011) 'Hemostasis in Pre-Eclampsia'. Seminars In Thrombosis and Hemostasis, 37 :111-117 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'The Natural History of Anencephaly'
Obeidi, N; Russell, N; Higgins, JR; O'Donoghue, K; (2010) 'The Natural History of Anencephaly'. Prenatal Diagnosis, 30 :357-360 [DOI] [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'. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, [Details]
(2010)'The natural history of anencephaly'
Obeidi N, Russell N, Higgins JR, O'Donoghue K; (2010) 'The natural history of anencephaly'. Prenatal Diagnosis, 30 (4):357-360 [DOI] [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'. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, [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'. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 115 (1):5-13 [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'. Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 103 (5):984-988 [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'. American Journal of Perinatology, In Press (8):605-612 [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'. Placenta, 30 (7):649-653 [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'. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 48 (6):536-541 [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'The decline of laparoscopic sterilisation'
Horgan R, Higgins JR, Burke G; (2008) 'The decline of laparoscopic sterilisation'. Irish Medical Journal, 101 (2):53-55 [Full Text] [Details]
(2008)'Relative levels of M-CSF and GM-CSF influence the specific generation of macrophage populations during infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis'
Higgins DM, Sanchez-Campillo J, Rosas-Taraco AG, Higgins JR, Lee EJ, Orme IM, Gonzalez-Juarrero M (2008) 'Relative levels of M-CSF and GM-CSF influence the specific generation of macrophage populations during infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis'. Journal of Immunology, 180 (7):4892-4900 [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'. Irish Medical Journal, 101 (7):205-207 [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'. Irish Medical Journal, 101 (8):1-3 [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'. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 139 (1):43-45 [DOI] [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'. Irish Medical Journal, 100 (9):591-593 [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'. Irish Medical Journal, 99 (3):78-80 [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'. Human biology; an international record of research, 78 (4):403-412 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2005)'Management of valvular heart disease'
Higgins J.R.; (2005) 'Management of valvular heart disease'. Thrombosis Research (115 Suppl 1):32-34 [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'. Irish Medical Journal, 98 (2):55-57 [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'. Hypertension in pregnancy : official journal of the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, 23 (3):295-301 [DOI] [Details]
(2003)'Haemostasis in normal and abnormal pregnancy'
O'Riordan M.N., Higgins J.R.; (2003) 'Haemostasis in normal and abnormal pregnancy'. Best Practice Res Clinical Obstetrican Gynaecologist (17(3)):385-396 [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'. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 42 (2):125-129 [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'. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 42 (5):490-493 [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'. Gynaecological Obstetric Investigation (54 (1)):43-45 [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'. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 56 (5):389-393 Globe icon [DOI] [Full Text] [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'. Obstetrics & Gynaecology (97):361-365 [Details]
(2001)'Blood-pressure measurement and classification in pregnancy'
Higgins JR, de Swiet M; (2001) 'Blood-pressure measurement and classification in pregnancy'. Lancet, 357 (9250):131-135 [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'. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 97 (3):361-365 [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'. The Medical Journal of Australia, 175 (5):258-263 [Details]
(2000)'Pregnancy and the impact of inherited thrombophilias'
Higgins JR; (2000) 'Pregnancy and the impact of inherited thrombophilias'. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 40 (2):118-121 [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?'. Gynecologic And Obstetric Investigation, 50 (4):361-365 [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'. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, * (107):1149-1155 [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'. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 40 (1):33-37 [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'. Thrombosis Research, 99 (6):567-570 [Details]
(1999)''White coat hypertension' in pregnancy'
Walker SP, Higgins JR, Permezel M, Brennecke SP, Phil D; (1999) ''White coat hypertension' in pregnancy'. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 39 (2):200-202 [Details]
(1999)'Alternative forms of a novel aspartyl protease gene are differentially expressed in human gestational tissues'
Moses EK, Freed KA, Higgins JR, Brennecke SP (1999) 'Alternative forms of a novel aspartyl protease gene are differentially expressed in human gestational tissues'. Human reproduction (Oxford, England), 5 (10):983-989 [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'. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 93 (6):958-963 [Details]
(1999)'Maternal work and pregnancy'
Walker SP, Higgins JR, Permezel M, Brennecke SP, Phil D; (1999) 'Maternal work and pregnancy'. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 39 (2):144-151 [Details]
(1999)'Chronic hypertension and pregnancy'
Higgins JR, Brennecke SP (1999) 'Chronic hypertension and pregnancy'. Hospital medicine (London, England : 1998), 35 :38-44 [Details]
(1998)'Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia: magnesium salts for all?'
Higgins JR, Brennecke SP; (1998) 'Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia: magnesium salts for all?'. The Medical Journal of Australia, 168 (4):151-152 [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'. Molecular Human Reproduction (75):983-989 [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?'. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 38 (4):480-481 [Details]
(1998)'Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in pregnancy'
Walker SP, Higgins JR, Brennecke SP; (1998) 'Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in pregnancy'. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 53 (10):636-644 [Details]
(1998)'Pre-eclampsia--still a disease of theories?'
Higgins JR, Brennecke SP; (1998) 'Pre-eclampsia--still a disease of theories?'. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 10 (2):129-133 [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?'. The Medical Journal of Australia, 169 (4):203-205 [Details]
(1998)'Circulating vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 in pre-eclampsia, gestational hypertension, and normal pregnancy: evidence of selective dysregulation of vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 homeostasis in pre-eclampsia'
Higgins JR, Papayianni A, Brady HR, Darling MR, Walshe JJ (1998) 'Circulating vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 in pre-eclampsia, gestational hypertension, and normal pregnancy: evidence of selective dysregulation of vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 homeostasis in pre-eclampsia'. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 179 (2):464-469 [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'. American Journal Obstet Gynecol, * (179):520-526 [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'. American Journal Obstet Gynecol, * (179):464-469 [Details]
(1997)'Liver function tests in pre-eclampsia: importance of comparison with a reference range derived for normal pregnancy'
Higgins JR, Walshe JJ, Darling MR (1997) 'Liver function tests in pre-eclampsia: importance of comparison with a reference range derived for normal pregnancy'. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 104 (10) [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?'. British Journal Obstetrics and Gynaecology, * (104):356-362 [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'. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 68 (1-2):47-48 [Details]
(1995)'Hypertension in pregnancy - an unsolved problem'
Higgins J (1995) 'Hypertension in pregnancy - an unsolved problem'. Irish Doctor, 7 (10):28-31 [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'. J Obstet Gynaecol, 15 :59-60 [Details]
(1995)'The definition of pre-eclampsia'
Higgins JR, Byrne P (1995) 'The definition of pre-eclampsia'. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 102 (7):586-587 [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)'. Lancet, * (343):616-661 [Details]
(1994)'CLASP - Millstone or milestone?'
Darling M., Higgins J.R.,; (1994) 'CLASP - Millstone or milestone?'. Lancet, * (343):616-661 [Details]
(1987)'Public attitudes to kidney donation'
Higgins JR, Gaine SP, Chan K, Lam J (1987) 'Public attitudes to kidney donation'. Irish Medical Journal, 80 (11) [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2012)'Vitamin D content of human milk and associations with milk fat content and maternal serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations'
Zhang, JY and Lucey, AJ and Galvin, K and Nolan, L and Cashman, KD and Higgins, JR and Kiely, M (2012) 'Vitamin D content of human milk and associations with milk fat content and maternal serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations' Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 71 (OCE2) . [Details]
(2011)'Response of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations to vitamin D supplementation during lactation'
Zhang, JY and Lucey, A and Higgins, JR and Cashman, KD and Kiely, M (2011) 'Response of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations to vitamin D supplementation during lactation' Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 70 (OCE3) . [Details]
(2011)'Response of serum intact parathyroid hormone and milk calcium concentrations to vitamin D supplementation in breast-feeding mothers'
Lucey, AJ and Zhang, JY and Carrabine, L and Nolan, L and Higgins, JR and Cashman, KD and Kiely, M (2011) 'Response of serum intact parathyroid hormone and milk calcium concentrations to vitamin D supplementation in breast-feeding mothers' Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 70 (OCE3) . [Details]
(2008)'Prevalence of suboptimal vitamin D status during pregnancy'
O’Riordan, MN and Kiely, M and Higgins, JR and Cashman, KD (2008) 'Prevalence of suboptimal vitamin D status during pregnancy' Ir Med J, 101 (8) :240-242. [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2014)International Health Economics Association Congress
Murphy, A., McElroy, B., McCarthy, F., Khashan, A., Higgins, J. (2014) ), A Markov model of the Cost-Utility of Day Care versus Inpatient Care for Treatment of Nausea & Vomiting During Pregnancy International Health Economics Association Congress [Details]
(2014)International Society of Obstetric Medicine/ International Society of Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy
Ismail SK, Norris L, Khashan A, Simpson NAB, Myers J, Dekker GA, McCowan LME, North RA, Kenny LC, Higgins J.R on behalf of the SCOPE Consortium (2014) Can Calibrated Automated Thrombogram Assay Predict Venous Thrombosis in Pregnancy? International Society of Obstetric Medicine/ International Society of Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy [Details]
(2014)Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Annual Meeting, Dublin, July 2014
Higgins J, Gallagher C, O'Halloran KD (2014) Effects of postural and exercise challenges on heart rate variability in trained and untrained healthy male and female volunteers Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Annual Meeting, Dublin, July 2014 [Details]
(2013)The 5th International Symposium on Women's Health Issues in Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Ismail SK, Norris L, O’Shea S, Higgins JR (2013) Effects of LMWH on the Thrombin Generation of Morbidly Obese Pregnant Women The 5th International Symposium on Women's Health Issues in Thrombosis and Haemostasis [Details]
(2013)of The 5th International Symposium on Women's Health Issues in Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Ismail SK, Norris L, Kelly L, Higgins JR (2013) Effects of LMWH on Uteroplacental Haemostasis of The 5th International Symposium on Women's Health Issues in Thrombosis and Haemostasis [Details]
(2013)Society for Gynecologic Investigation 60th Meeting
Ismail SK, Norris L, O’Shea S, Higgins JR (2013) Effects of LMWH on the Thrombin Generation of Morbidly Obese Pregnant Women Society for Gynecologic Investigation 60th Meeting [Details]
(2012)Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
Zhang JY, Lucey AJ, Galvin K, Nolan L, Cashman KD, Higgins JR, Kiely M. (2012) Vitamin D content of human milk and associations with milk fat content and maternal serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations Proceedings of the Nutrition Society [Details]
(2012)Society for Gynecologic Investigation 59th Meeting
Ismail SK, Norris L, Kelly L, Higgins JR. (2012) Effect of LMWH on the Uteroplacental Compartment Society for Gynecologic Investigation 59th Meeting [Details]
(2012)International Society of Obstetric Medicine
Ismail SK, Norris L, Kelly L, Higgins JR (2012) Effect of LMWH on the Uteroplacental Unit International Society of Obstetric Medicine [Details]
(2011)Proceedings of the Nutrition Society; The Nutrition Society, Irish Section Summer Meeting
Lucey A, Zhang J, Carrabine L, Nolan L, Higgins J, Cashman K, Kiely M. (2011) Response of serum intact parathyroid hormone and milk calcium concentrations to vitamin D supplementation in breastfeeding mothers Proceedings of the Nutrition Society; The Nutrition Society, Irish Section Summer Meeting [Details]
(2011)Response of serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D concentrations to Vitamin D supplementation during lactation
Zhang, J,Lucey, A,Higgins, J,Cashman, K,Kiely, M (2011) ANNALS OF NUTRITION AND METABOLISM Response of serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D concentrations to Vitamin D supplementation during lactation , pp.179-180 [Details]
(2011)Response of serum intact parathyroid hormone and milk calcium concentrations to vitamin D supplementation in breast-feeding mothers
Lucey, AJ,Zhang, JY,Carrabine, L,Nolan, L,Higgins, JR,Cashman, KD,Kiely, M (2011) PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY Response of serum intact parathyroid hormone and milk calcium concentrations to vitamin D supplementation in breast-feeding mothers , pp.97-97 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)Proceedings of the Nutrition Society; The Nutrition Society Summer Meeting (Irish Section)
Zhang JY, Lucey AJ, Higgins JR, Cashman KD, Kiely M. (2011) Response of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations to vitamin D supplementation during lactation . In: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society eds. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society; The Nutrition Society Summer Meeting (Irish Section) [Details]
(2011)Society for Gynecologic Investigation 57th Meeting
Ismail SK, Norris L, Muttukrishna S, Higgins JR (2011) Effect of LMWH Prophylaxis on Thrombin Generation in Post Caesarean Section Women Society for Gynecologic Investigation 57th Meeting [Details]
(2011)21st World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
O'Donoghue K, O'Loughlin C, Breathnach F, McAuliffe F,Geary M, Daly S, Higgins JR, Dornan J, Morrison JJ, Burke G, Higgins S, Dicker P, Malone FD (2011) Presentation of twins at delivery compared to ultrasound at 32, 34 and 36 gestational weeks 21st World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology [Details]
(2010)Irish Network of Medical Educators
Lane L; O'Rourke M; Hammond S and Higgins J; (2010) Stress, Coping and Doctor Health Irish Network of Medical Educators [Details]
(2010)British Maternal and Fetal Medicine 15th Annual Meeting
Sheridan CP, Benson, J, O¿Regan K, O¿Connor OJ, Chopra R, Moore N, Murphy M, Higgins JR, Maher M and O¿Donoghue K; (2010) The role of multidetector computer tomography in the evaluation of stillbirth British Maternal and Fetal Medicine 15th Annual Meeting [Details]
(2010)Joint Conference of the International Stillbirth Alliance (ISA) and International Society for the Study and Prevention of Infant Death (ISPID
Sheridan CP, O¿Regan K, Benson J, O¿Connor OJ, Chopra R, Moore N, Murphy MJ, Higgins JR, Maher M, O¿Donoghue K ; (2010) Multidetector computer tomography (MDCT) to investigate the cause of stillbirth Joint Conference of the International Stillbirth Alliance (ISA) and International Society for the Study and Prevention of Infant Death (ISPID [Details]
(2009)Four Provinces/JOGS Annual Scientific Meeting 2008
Obeidi N, Russell N, Higgins JR and O¿Donoghue K; (2009) Natural History of Anencephaly Four Provinces/JOGS Annual Scientific Meeting 2008 [Details]
(2009)Four Provinces/JOGS Annual Scientific Meeting 2008
Babiker E, Gaughan E, Higgins JR, O¿Donoghue K; (2009) Unplanned Pregnancy in Cork Four Provinces/JOGS Annual Scientific Meeting 2008 [Details]
(2009)Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine: 2010 30th Annual Meeting: The Pregnancy Meeting
Sheridan CP, O¿Regan K, Chopra R, Moore N, Murphy M, Higgins JR, Maher M and O¿Donoghue K; (2009) The role of multidetector computer tomography in the evaluation of stillbirth: a feasibility study Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine: 2010 30th Annual Meeting: The Pregnancy Meeting [Details]
(2009)Society for Maternal and Fetal Medicine Annual Meeting, 2010
Sheridan CP, O¿Regan K, Chopra R, Moore N, Murphy M, Higgins JR, Maher M and O¿Donoghue K; (2009) The role of multidetector computer tomography in the evaluation of stillbirth: a feasibility study Society for Maternal and Fetal Medicine Annual Meeting, 2010 [Details]
(2009)British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society 13th Annual Conference
Obeidi N, Russell N, Higgins JR and O¿Donoghue K; (2009) Natural History of Anencephaly British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society 13th Annual Conference [Details]
(2007)Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
Muldowney S, Cashman KD, Higgins JR, Moore T, Kiely M. (2007) Vitamin D status in women living in Ireland at different stages of pregnancy . In: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society eds. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society [Details]
(2006)British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society 11th Annual Meeting
O'Donoghue K, Sheridan CP, O'Sullivan K, Greene RA, Higgins JR (2006) Timing of birth related to obstetric practice and neonatal outcome British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society 11th Annual Meeting Cardiff, Wales, [Details]
(2005)Audit of the use of Atosiban in a tertiary university teaching hospital
Sheridan CP, O'Donoghue K, Greene RA and Higgins JR; (2005) International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians Audit of the use of Atosiban in a tertiary university teaching hospital Dublin, [Details]
(2000)International Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians
O'Donoghue K, Sheridan CP, O¿Sullivan K, Greene RA, Higgins JR; (2000) Timing of birth related to obstetric practice and neonatal outcome International Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians Dublin, [Details]

Abstract

YearPublication
(2014)Prediction of significant birth weight discordance in twin pregnancies with second and third trimester ultrasound.
Murray, A,Breathnach, F,McAuliffe, F,Geary, M,Daly, S,Higgins, J,Hunter, A,Morrison, J,Burke, G,Higgins, S,Mahony, R,Dicker, P,Tully, E,Malone, F (2014) Prediction of significant birth weight discordance in twin pregnancies with second and third trimester ultrasound. Abstract [Details]
(2013)Effects of Low Molecular Weight Heparin on the Uteroplacental Compartment.
Ismail, SK,Norris, LA,Kellly, L,Higgins, JR (2013) Effects of Low Molecular Weight Heparin on the Uteroplacental Compartment. Abstract [Details]
(2013)Venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis in hospitalized obstetric patients in Ireland: a multicentre cross-sectional study.
Crowley, MP,Noone, C,Higgins, JR,O' Shea, S (2013) Venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis in hospitalized obstetric patients in Ireland: a multicentre cross-sectional study. Abstract [Details]
(2013)Effects of LMWH prophylaxis on the morbidly obese pregnant women.
Ismail, SK,Norris, L,O'Shea, S,Higgins, JR (2013) Effects of LMWH prophylaxis on the morbidly obese pregnant women. Abstract [Details]
(2013)The influence of maternal body mass index on fetal weight estimation in twin pregnancy.
Ryan, H,Morrison, J,Breathnach, F,McAuliffe, F,Geary, M,Daly, S,Higgins, J,Dicker, P,Hunter, A,Burke, G,McParland, P,Tully, E,Malone, F (2013) The influence of maternal body mass index on fetal weight estimation in twin pregnancy. Abstract [Details]
(2013)Expectant management of monochorionic diamniotic twins with selective intrauterine growth restriction.
Flood, K,Ali, A,Breathnach, F,Mc Auliffe, F,Geary, M,Daly, S,Higgins, J,Fogarty, A,Morrison, J,Burke, G,Higgins, S,Dicker, P,Tully, E,Carroll, S,Malone, F (2013) Expectant management of monochorionic diamniotic twins with selective intrauterine growth restriction. Abstract [Details]
(2013)Relationship between placental characteristics and antenatal ultrasound Doppler indices in twin pregnancies-results of the ESPRIT study.
Kent, E,Breathnach, F,Gillan, J,McAuliffe, F,Geary, M,Daly, S,Higgins, J,Hunter, A,Morrison, J,Burke, G,Higgins, S,Carroll, S,Dicker, P,Tully, E,Malone, F (2013) Relationship between placental characteristics and antenatal ultrasound Doppler indices in twin pregnancies-results of the ESPRIT study. Abstract [Details]
(2012)Prediction of outcome in twin pregnancy with first and second trimester ultrasound.
O'Connor, C,Mc Auliffe, F,Breathnach, F,Geary, M,Daly, S,Higgins, J,Dornan, J,Morrison, JJ,Burke, G,Higgins, S,Dicker, P,Manning, F,Mahony, R,Malone, F (2012) Prediction of outcome in twin pregnancy with first and second trimester ultrasound. Abstract [Details]
(2012)Comparison of perinatal outcomes in twins conceived by artificial reproductive techniques and spontaneous conception-a secondary analysis of ESPRiT study data.
Anbazhagan, A,Hunter, A,Breathnach, F,McAuliffe, F,Geary, M,Daly, S,Higgins, J,Morrison, J,Burke, G,Higgins, S,Dicker, P,Manning, F,Carroll, S,Malone, F (2012) Comparison of perinatal outcomes in twins conceived by artificial reproductive techniques and spontaneous conception-a secondary analysis of ESPRiT study data. Abstract [Details]
(2012)Reference charts for fetal growth in twins: longitudinal data from the ESPRiT cohort.
Dicker, P,Daly, S,Breathnach, F,Geary, M,Higgins, J,Dornan, J,Morrison, JJ,Burke, G,Higgins, S,McAuliffe, F,Malone, F (2012) Reference charts for fetal growth in twins: longitudinal data from the ESPRiT cohort. Abstract [Details]
(2012)Effects of Low Molecular Heparin within the Uteroplacental Unit.
Ismail, S,Norris, L,Kelly, L,Muttukrishna, S,Higgins, J (2012) Effects of Low Molecular Heparin within the Uteroplacental Unit. Abstract [Details]
(2012)Haemostatic and Angiogenic Dysregulation in Preeclampsia.
Kelly, LA,Muttukrishna, S,Norris, LA,Higgins, JR (2012) Haemostatic and Angiogenic Dysregulation in Preeclampsia. Abstract [Details]
(2012)The PAI-1 4G Polymorphism Is Not Associated with an Increased Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcome in Asymptomatic Nulliparous Women.
Said, JM,Tsui, R,Borg, AJ,Higgins, JR,Moses, EK,Walker, SP,Monagle, PT,Brennecke, SP (2012) The PAI-1 4G Polymorphism Is Not Associated with an Increased Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcome in Asymptomatic Nulliparous Women. Abstract [Details]
(2012)The effect of antenatal corticosteroid treatment on the incidence of respiratory distress syndrome in twin pregnancy.
Campbell, S,Geary, M,Breathnach, F,McAuliffe, F,Daly, S,Higgins, J,Dornan, J,Morrison, J,Burke, G,Higgins, S,Dicker, P,Malone, F (2012) The effect of antenatal corticosteroid treatment on the incidence of respiratory distress syndrome in twin pregnancy. Abstract [Details]
(2011)New thresholds for significant intratwin growth discordance: results of the prospective multicenter ESPRiT study.
Daly, S,Higgins, J,Burke, G,Carroll, S,Higgins, S,Geary, M,Breathnach, F,Manning, F,Malone, F,Dicker, P,Dornan, J,McAuliffe, F,Morrison, JJ (2011) New thresholds for significant intratwin growth discordance: results of the prospective multicenter ESPRiT study. Abstract [Details]
(2011)Presentation of twins at delivery compared to ultrasound at 32, 34 and 36 gestational weeks.
K O'Donoghue, C O'Loughlin, F Breathnach, F McAuliffe, M Geary, S Daly, JR Higgins, J Dornan, JJ Morrison, G Burke, S Higgins, P Dicker, FD Malone (2011) Presentation of twins at delivery compared to ultrasound at 32, 34 and 36 gestational weeks. Abstract [Details]
(2011)DISORDERS OF FETAL TROPHOBLAST LEADING TO CHRONIC UTEROPLACENTAL INSUFFICIENCY AND BIRTH WEIGHT DISCORDANCE IN DICHORIONIC DIAMNIOTIC TWINS.
Mthunzi, A,O'Malley, A,Kent, E,Breathnach, F,McAuliffe, F,Geary, M,Daly, S,Higgins, J,Dornan, J,Morrison, J,Burke, G,Higgins, S,Carroll, S,Dicker, P,Manning, F,Gillan, J,Malone, F (2011) DISORDERS OF FETAL TROPHOBLAST LEADING TO CHRONIC UTEROPLACENTAL INSUFFICIENCY AND BIRTH WEIGHT DISCORDANCE IN DICHORIONIC DIAMNIOTIC TWINS. Abstract [Details]
(2011)ACCURACY OF SONOGRAPHIC DETERMINATION OF PLACENTAL CORD INSERTION SITE IN TWIN PREGNANCIES.
Kent, E,McAulliffe, F,Geary, M,Daly, S,Higgins, JR,Dornan, J,Morrison, J,Burke, G,Higgins, S,Carroll, S,Breathnach, F,Malone, FD (2011) ACCURACY OF SONOGRAPHIC DETERMINATION OF PLACENTAL CORD INSERTION SITE IN TWIN PREGNANCIES. Abstract [Details]
(2011)Correlation between histomorphometric placental characteristics and fetal growth.
Daly, S,Higgins, J,Burke, G,Morrison, J,Higgins, S,Mthunzi, A,Gillan, J,Geary, M,O'Malley, A,Kent, E,Breathnach, F,Dicker, P,Manning, F,Malone, F,Dornan, J,Mahony, R,McAuliffe, F (2011) Correlation between histomorphometric placental characteristics and fetal growth. Abstract [Details]
(2011)Effect of LMWH prophylaxis on thrombin generation post-caesarean section.
Ismail, SK,Norris, L,Muttukrishna, S,Higgins, JR (2011) Effect of LMWH prophylaxis on thrombin generation post-caesarean section. Abstract [Details]
(2011)How safe is vaginal twin birth? Evidence from the prospective ESPRiT study.
Daly, S,Higgins, J,Burke, G,Mahony, R,Higgins, S,Geary, M,Breathnach, F,Dicker, P,Manning, F,Malone, F,Dornan, J,McAuliffe, F,Morrison, JJ (2011) How safe is vaginal twin birth? Evidence from the prospective ESPRiT study. Abstract [Details]
(2011)Optimum timing of delivery for monochorionic twins: evidence from the prospective multicenter ESPRiT study.
Daly, S,Higgins, J,Burke, G,Carroll, S,Higgins, S,Geary, M,Breathnach, F,Dicker, P,Manning, F,Malone, F,Dornan, J,McAuliffe, F,Morrison, JJ (2011) Optimum timing of delivery for monochorionic twins: evidence from the prospective multicenter ESPRiT study. Abstract [Details]
(2011)Placental cord insertion and birthweight discordance in twin pregnancies: results of the national prospective EsPRIT trial.
Daly, S,Higgins, J,Burke, G,Carroll, S,Morrison, J,Higgins, S,Gillan, J,Geary, M,Kent, E,Breathnach, F,Dicker, P,Manning, F,Malone, F,Dornan, J,McAuliffe, F (2011) Placental cord insertion and birthweight discordance in twin pregnancies: results of the national prospective EsPRIT trial. Abstract [Details]
(2011)Response of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations to vitamin D supplementation during lactation.
Zhang, JY,Lucey, A,Higgins, JR,Cashman, KD,Kiely, M (2011) Response of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations to vitamin D supplementation during lactation. Abstract [DOI] [Details]
(2011)IUGR secondary to chronic uteroplacental insufficiency (CUPI) affecting only one twin in dichorionic pregnancies - stereological evidence for CUPI leading to discordant growth.
Daly, S,Higgins, J,Burke, G,Carroll, S,Morrison, J,Higgins, S,Mthunzi, A,O'Malley, A,Geary, M,Gillan, J,Breathnach, F,Dicker, P,Manning, F,Malone, F,Kent, E,Dornan, J,McAuliffe, F (2011) IUGR secondary to chronic uteroplacental insufficiency (CUPI) affecting only one twin in dichorionic pregnancies - stereological evidence for CUPI leading to discordant growth. Abstract [Details]
(2010)Comparative study of protein: creatinine ratio and 24 hour urinary protein for the identification of significant proteinuria in hypertensive pregnant women.
Sarkar, RK,Byrne, A,Stapleton, M,O'Mullane, J,Higgins, JR (2010) Comparative study of protein: creatinine ratio and 24 hour urinary protein for the identification of significant proteinuria in hypertensive pregnant women. Abstract [Details]
(2010)Retrospective review of the incidence and outcome of triplet pregnancies in cork maternity hospitals.
Abdelmaboud, MO,O'Keeffe, D,Murphy, B,Higgins, JR (2010) Retrospective review of the incidence and outcome of triplet pregnancies in cork maternity hospitals. Abstract [Details]
(2010)Multidetector computer tomography (MDCT) to investigate the cause of stillbirth.
Sheridan CP, O’Regan K, Benson J, O’Connor OJ, Chopra R, Moore N, Murphy MJ, Higgins JR, Maher M, O’Donoghue K (2010) Multidetector computer tomography (MDCT) to investigate the cause of stillbirth. Abstract [Details]
(2010)The role of multidetector computer tomography in the evaluation of stillbirth: a feasibility study.
Sheridan CP, O’Regan K, Chopra R, Moore N, Murphy M, Higgins JR, Maher M and O’Donoghue K (2010) The role of multidetector computer tomography in the evaluation of stillbirth: a feasibility study. Abstract [Details]
(2009)Sonographic accuracy of twin fetal weight estimation in obese women: evidence from the national ESPRIT study.
Breathnach, FM,Carroll, S,McAuliffe, F,Geary, M,Daly, S,Higgins, JR,Dornan, J,Morrison, J,Burke, G,Higgins, S,Malone, FD (2009) Sonographic accuracy of twin fetal weight estimation in obese women: evidence from the national ESPRIT study. Abstract [Details]
(2009)The role of multidetector computer tomography in the evaluation of stillbirth: a feasibility study.
Sheridan, C,O'regan, K,Chopra, R,Moore, N,Murphy, M,Higgins, JR,Maher, M,O'Donoghue, K (2009) The role of multidetector computer tomography in the evaluation of stillbirth: a feasibility study. Abstract [Details]
(2009)Impact of birthweight discordance and of non-vertex presentation of the second twin on successful vaginal birth - The Esprit Trial.
Breathnach, FM,Carroll, S,McAuliffe, F,Geary, M,Daly, S,Higgins, JR,Dornan, J,Morrison, J,Burke, G,Higgins, S,Malone, FD (2009) Impact of birthweight discordance and of non-vertex presentation of the second twin on successful vaginal birth - The Esprit Trial. Abstract [Details]
(2009)Expression of pleiotrophin and its receptors in human trophoblast.
Ball, M,Carmody, M,Wynne, F,Dockery, P,Aigner, A,Cameron, I,Higgins, J,Aplin, J,Moore, T (2009) Expression of pleiotrophin and its receptors in human trophoblast. Abstract [Details]
(2009)Natural History of Anencephaly.
Obeidi N, Russell N, Higgins JR and O’Donoghue K (2009) Natural History of Anencephaly. Abstract [Details]
(2008)Unplanned pregnancy in Cork.
Babiker E, Gaughan E, Higgins JR, O’Donoghue K (2008) Unplanned pregnancy in Cork. Abstract [Details]
(2007)Haemostasis in pre-eclampsia.
Higgins, JR (2007) Haemostasis in pre-eclampsia. Abstract [Details]
(2007)Expression of pleiotrophin and its receptors in human trophoblast.
Ball, M,Carmody, M,Wynne, F,Higgins, J,Dockery, P,Aigner, A,Cameron, I,Aplin, J,Moore, T (2007) Expression of pleiotrophin and its receptors in human trophoblast. Abstract [Details]
(2007)Vitamin D status in women living in Ireland at different stages of pregnancy.
Muldowney, S,Cashman, KD,Higgins, JR,Moore, T,Kiely, M (2007) Vitamin D status in women living in Ireland at different stages of pregnancy. Abstract [Details]
(2006)Timing of birth related to obstetric practice and neonatal outcome.
O’Donoghue K, Sheridan CP, O’Sullivan K, Greene RA, Higgins JR (2006) Timing of birth related to obstetric practice and neonatal outcome. Abstract [Details]
(2005)Timing of birth related to obstetric practice and neonatal outcome.
O’Donoghue K, Sheridan CP, O’Sullivan K, Greene RA, Higgins JR (2005) Timing of birth related to obstetric practice and neonatal outcome. Abstract [Details]
(2005)Audit of the use of Atosiban in a tertiary university teaching hospital.
Sheridan CP, O’Donoghue K, Greene RA and Higgins JR (2005) Audit of the use of Atosiban in a tertiary university teaching hospital. Abstract [Details]

Other

YearPublication
(2012)Placental pathology, birthweight discordance, and growth restriction in twin pregnancy: results of the ESPRiT Study.
Kent, EM,Breathnach, FM,Gillan, JE,McAuliffe, FM,Geary, MP,Daly, S,Higgins, JR,Hunter, A,Morrison, JJ,Burke, G,Higgins, S,Carroll, S,Dicker, P,Manning, F,Tully, E,Malone, FD (2012) Placental pathology, birthweight discordance, and growth restriction in twin pregnancy: results of the ESPRiT Study. Other [DOI] [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. Other [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. Other [DOI] [Details]
(2010)Inherited Thrombophilia Polymorphisms and Pregnancy Outcomes in Nulliparous Women Reply.
Said, JM,Higgins, JR,Moses, EK,Walker, SP,Borg, AJ,Monagle, PT,Brennecke, SP (2010) Inherited Thrombophilia Polymorphisms and Pregnancy Outcomes in Nulliparous Women Reply. Other [DOI] [Details]
(2009)Expression of Pleiotrophin and Its Receptors In Human Trophoblast.
Ball, M, Carmody, M, Wynne, F, Dockery, P, Aigner, A, Cameron, I, Higgins, J, Aplin, J, Moore, T; (2009) Expression of Pleiotrophin and Its Receptors In Human Trophoblast. Other [Details]
(2007)Expression of Pleiotrophin and Its Receptors In Human Trophoblast.
Ball, M, Carmody, M, Wynne, F, Higgins, J, Dockery, P, Aigner, A, Cameron, I, Aplin, J, Moore, T; (2007) Expression of Pleiotrophin and Its Receptors In Human Trophoblast. Other [Details]
(2007)Vitamin D Status In Women Living In Ireland At Different Stages of Pregnancy.
Muldowney, S, Cashman, KD, Higgins, JR, Moore, T, Kiely, M; (2007) Vitamin D Status In Women Living In Ireland At Different Stages of Pregnancy. Other [Details]
(2005)Management of valvular heart disease.
Higgins, JR (2005) Management of valvular heart disease. Other [Details]

Policy Contribution

YearPublication
(2013)VenousThromboprophulaxis in Pregnancy National Clinical Guidelines 2013.
Higgins JR., Ismail SK (2013) VenousThromboprophulaxis in Pregnancy National Clinical Guidelines 2013. Policy Contribution [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2002Ninian Falkiner Memorial Lecture Rotunda Hospital
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
1999William Blair-Bell Memorial Lectureship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal College of Obstetricians and gynaecologists
1998Andrew Phippard Memorial Young Investigator Award Australasian Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy
1997Council member Australasian Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy

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. [Details]
(2011)Junior Obstetrics and Gynaecology Meeting, Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland,
O’Donoghue K, O’Loughlin C, FM Breathnach, FM McAuliffe, M Geary, S Daly, JR Higgins, J Dornan, JJ Morrison, G Burke, S Higgins, P Dicker, F Manning, R Mahony, FD Malone (2011) Presentation of twins at delivery compared to ultrasound at 32, 34 and 36 gestational weeks. [Oral Presentation], Junior Obstetrics and Gynaecology Meeting, Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, DUBLIN , 25-NOV-11 - 25-NOV-11. [Details]
(2011)21st World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology,
O’Donoghue K, O’Loughlin C, FM Breathnach, FM McAuliffe, M Geary, S Daly, JR Higgins, J Dornan, JJ Morrison, G Burke, S Higgins, P Dicker, F Manning, R Mahony, FD Malone (2011) Presentation of twins at delivery compared to ultrasound at 32, 34 and 36 gestational weeks. [Oral Presentation], 21st World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Los Angeles , 19-SEP-11 - 23-SEP-11. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(2010)Stress, Coping and Doctor Health,
Lane, L ;O¿Rourke, M; Hammond, S and Higgins, J ; (2010) A study of Consultant and Non Consultant Staff in a University Maternity Hospital. [Oral Presentation], Stress, Coping and Doctor Health, Dublin , 18-FEB-10 - 18-FEB-10. [Details]
(2010)British Maternal and Fetal Medicine 15th Annual Meeting,
Sheridan CP, Benson, J, O’Regan K, O’Connor OJ, Chopra R, Moore N, Murphy M, Higgins JR, Maher M and O’Donoghue K (2010) The role of multidetector computer tomography in the evaluation of stillbirth”. [Poster Presentation], British Maternal and Fetal Medicine 15th Annual Meeting, Newcastle, UK . [Details]
(2010)First Irish Congress of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Perinatal Medicine,
Sheridan CP, Benson, J, O’Regan K, O’Connor OJ, Chopra R, Moore N, Murphy M, Higgins JR, Maher M and O’Donoghue K (2010) “The role of multidetector computer tomography in the evaluation of stillbirth”. [Poster Presentation], First Irish Congress of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Perinatal Medicine, Wicklow . [Details]
(2010)Joint Conference of the International Stillbirth Alliance (ISA) and International Society for the Study and Prevention of Infant Death (ISPID),,
Sheridan CP, O’Regan K, Benson J, O’Connor OJ, Chopra R, Moore N, Murphy MJ, Higgins JR, Maher M, O’Donoghue K (2010) Multidetector computer tomography (MDCT) to investigate the cause of stillbirth. [Poster Presentation], Joint Conference of the International Stillbirth Alliance (ISA) and International Society for the Study and Prevention of Infant Death (ISPID),, Sydney . [Details]
(2010)Society for Maternal and Fetal Medicine 30th Annual Meeting,
Sheridan CP, O’Regan K, Chopra R, Moore N, Murphy M, Higgins JR, Maher M and O’Donoghue K (2010) “The role of multidetector computer tomography in the evaluation of stillbirth: a feasibility study”. [Poster Presentation], Society for Maternal and Fetal Medicine 30th Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA . [Details]
(2009)Irish Perinatal Society Annual Meeting,
Obeidi N, Russell N, Higgins JR and O’Donoghue K (2009) Natural History of Anencephaly”. [Poster Presentation], Irish Perinatal Society Annual Meeting, Kildare . [Details]
(2009)British Maternal and Fetal Medicine 14th Annual Meeting,
Obeidi N, Russell N, Higgins JR and O’Donoghue K (2009) “Natural History of Anencephaly”. [Poster Presentation], British Maternal and Fetal Medicine 14th Annual Meeting, Liverpool . [Details]
(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. [Details]
(2008)Junior Obstetrics and Gynaecology Meeting,
Obeidi N, Russell N, Higgins JR and O’Donoghue K (2008) “Natural History of Anencephaly”. [Poster Presentation], Junior Obstetrics and Gynaecology Meeting, Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dublin, . [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(2003)Western Obstetrical Society,
; (2003) Haemostasis and Human Pregnancy. [Invited Oral Presentation], Western Obstetrical Society, Galway , 01-FEB-03 - 01-FEB-03. [Details]
(2002)Ninian Falkiner Memorial Lecture,
; (2002) Thrombophilia and Pregnancy. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Ninian Falkiner Memorial Lecture, Dublin , 01-FEB-02 - 01-FEB-02. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]

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

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
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