Professor of Epidemiology
Epidemiology & Public Health
Room No. 4.32
University College Cork
Fourth Floor, Western Gateway Building
Cork

T: +353 21 4205513
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E: patricia.kearney@ucc.ie

Patricia Kearney obtained a medical degree from University College Cork in 1998, graduating first in her class. She completed training in internal medicine in Ireland and the US. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to undertake a MPH in Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and she subsequently completed a PhD in Public Health. In 2003 she was awarded a Wellcome Trust Cardiovascular Research Initiative Junior Research Fellowship to work as a Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. She worked at the Clinical Trial Services Unit & Epidemiological Studies Unit and her work focused on tabular and individual patient data meta-analyses.  In 2007 she was awarded a Beeson Fellowship (NIH funded career development award) to work on TILDA, the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing and during her fellowship she worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Centre of Aging and Population Health at the University of Pittsburgh as well as a Clinical Research Fellow in Trinity College Dublin and University College Cork. In 2008 she was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Public Health in University College Cork. Her research interests are in primary and secondary prevention of traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease, lifecourse epidemiology and clinical trials. She is the Irish lead PI for TRUST, an EU funded FP7 clinical trial in subclinical hypothyroidism in healthy older adults. She leads a Health Research Board funded Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement (ICE) award that is utilizing data from 9 Irish observational studies to look at lifestyle transitions across the lifecourse. She is a member of the national steering committee for TILDA and chairs the cardiovascular working group. She has over 200 publications, including over 50 articles in peer reviewed international journals with approximately 23,000 citations, a h-index of 30 and an i-10 index of 66. She has generated ~€5 million in research grant funding since her appointment to UCC in 2008 and supervises a multi-disciplinary research team of 15 including research nurses, clinical fellows, post-doctorates and research students and she also supervises 5 PhD students. In 2013 she was one of six recipients nationally of the prestigious HRB Research Leader Award to undertake a project on a population approach to the prevention and control of diabetes and was appointed as a Research Professor in UCC.  In May 2016 she was appointed Professor of Epidemiology.  She was elected International Epidemiological Association (IEA) Regional Councillor for Europe in February, 2017.

Research Interests

I am an experienced Cardiovascular Epidemiologist and Clinical Trialist with an outstanding record in Population Health and Health Services Research and its effective translation for improved health. I have over 155 publications, including over 50 articles in peer reviewed international journals with approximately 10,000 citations, have generated ~€5 million in research grant funding since my appointment to UCC in 2011 and supervise a multi-disciplinary research team of 15.  I have a background and training in clinical medicine, epidemiology and public health and during my training have been the recipient of prestigious Wellcome Trust and Paul Beeson (NIH K08 career development award) Fellowships.  Since my appointment at UCC I have developed links with clinical colleagues in primary care, public health and hospital medicine including diabetes medicine and I have been successful in obtaining funding based on these multi-disciplinary teams (HRB/ICE/2012/12 and HRB/HPF/2012/14).  

I have extensive experience in chronic disease epidemiology and global burden of disease. I have a long standing interest in improving outcomes for people with diabetes and previous work resulted in a landmark Lancet publication which demonstrated the benefit of statins in reducing morbidity and mortality in people with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

In 2013 I was one of 6 recipients nationally of a HRB Research Leader Award in partnership with the National Clinical Programme in Diabetes. The overall vision for the programme of research is to improve care for people with diabetes in Ireland and to reduce the preventable economic and societal burden of diabetes.

I am an experienced clinical trialist and am particularly interested in primary prevention based interventions. I worked previously as a co-investigator on the NIH funded ASPREE trial (role of aspirin in primary prevention among older people at risk of CVD) and I am currently the Irish lead PI for a multi-centre EU FP7 funded clinical trial, TRUST (placebo controlled trial of thyroxine in  community dwelling older people with subclinical hypothyroidism). My role as a recognised leader in population research in primary care in Ireland is evidenced by the appointment of Dr. Audrey Russell, the first Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) academic GP, who is working on TRUST under my mentorship.  I have developed a network of over 200 primary care physicians who are interested in research and who are actively involved in recruitment for TRUST.

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have extensive expertise and experience in systematic reviews and meta-analysis and encourage all of my PhD students to undertake a review at the outset of their programme of research. This has resulted in a large number of publications in peer reviewed journals and the development of additional expertise in this area in our department including the recent award of a Cochrane Fellowship.

I am a co-PI of TILDA (the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing) and am currently involved in the analysis of data from TILDA and the Mitchelstown cohorts. Research projects in this area have included the impact of early life experiences on adult physical and mental well-being as well as the impact of diet and physical activity on health outcomes.

 

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Different insulin types and regimens for pregnant women with pre-existing diabetesHealth Research Board01-DEC-1430-NOV-16€46,717.00
A Prospective Assessment of the Biological Burden of Stress in Caregivers: Impact on Cognitive Performance, Mood and the Benefits of MindfulnessHealth Research Board01-OCT-1430-SEP-17€329,140.00
HRB "SSS/2014/781 E Von Cheong - Prof Patricia Kearney" - "Mental health and well-being in an adult Irish population with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)"Health Research Board03-JUN-1429-JUL-14€2,000.00
Centre for Health and Diet ResearchHealth Research Board01-MAY-1430-APR-19€2,999,448.00
Travel SupportEnterprise Irl13-JAN-1413-JUL-14€400.00
UCC Strategic Research Support Officer.Miscellaneous01-JAN-1431-DEC-18€177,840.00
Improving care for people with Diabetes - A population approach to prevention and control.Health Research Board01-OCT-1330-SEP-18€1,444,275.00
Structured Population and Health-services Research Education (SPHeRE). Application for the extension and expansion of a structured PhD Programme.Health Research Board01-OCT-1330-SEP-18€6,339,604.00
Measurement of Physical and Mental Health in Older people with Subclinical Hypothyroidism.Health Research Board24-JUN-1319-AUG-13€2,000.00
Investigating factors associated with compliance in the national population-based colorectal cancer screening programme, with particular emphasis on men.Irish Funded Research02-OCT-1231-MAR-17€116,095.00
Lifestyle transitions through the Lifecourse - Enhancing capacity in Irish Cohort and Cross-sectional studies.Health Research Board01-OCT-1230-SEP-17€567,394.00
Hypertension to Cardiovascular Disease, can we Map the course and prevent the endpoints?Health Research Board30-JUL-1228-OCT-16€288,377.00
CUF Oesophageal Cancer Research Database Manager.Foundation Funded Research01-MAY-1230-APR-17€16,000.00
CUH South Infirmary Funding for Head and Neck Research Assistant.Foundation Funded Research01-DEC-1131-DEC-16€93,337.00
Multi-modal effects of thyroid hormone replacement for untreated older adults with subclinical hypothyroidism; a randomised placebo-controlled trial.European Union01-NOV-1130-APR-17€1,111,162.00
HSE Neonatal Hearing Loss Screening Programme. Contributions from HSE, HSE South and Deafhear.Health Boards01-NOV-1130-APR-16€50,823.00
Paul Beeson Career Development Award in Ageing ResearchNational Institute of Health (USA)01-NOV-0731-OCT-10€339,390.00

Books

YearPublication
(2006)Regional Differences in Blood Pressure in Developed Countries.
Kearney PM, Perry IJ; (2006) Regional Differences in Blood Pressure in Developed Countries. Unknown: Elsevier Inc. [Details]
(2003)Blood pressure and risk of vascular disease.
He J, Kearney PM, Muntner P; (2003) Blood pressure and risk of vascular disease. New York, NY: Marcel Dekker, Inc. [Details]
(2003)Hypertension as an important public health challenge.
He J, Kearney PM, Whelton PK; (2003) Hypertension as an important public health challenge. New York, NY: Marcel Dekker, Inc. [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2015)'Changing dietary patterns and associated risk factors on trends in Blood Pressure levels in middle-aged Irish adults: a population-based study'
Kabir Z, Harrington J, Browne G, Kearney PM, Perry IJ (2015) 'Changing dietary patterns and associated risk factors on trends in Blood Pressure levels in middle-aged Irish adults: a population-based study' Journal of Human Hypertension, . [Details]
(2013)'The Complexity of Hypertension Diagnosis'
O’Flynn AM, Kearney PM (2013) 'The Complexity of Hypertension Diagnosis' Modern Medicine, . [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2014)Irish Cardiac Society
O’Flynn AM, Curtin RJ, Perry IJ, Kearney PM (2014) Hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment and control: the impact of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring Irish Cardiac Society [Details]
(2014)Late initiation of antenatal care in a large urban hospital: data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System
MC HUGH, S., O’KEEFFE, L., CORCORAN, P., GREENE, R. & KEARNEY, P (2014) Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health Late initiation of antenatal care in a large urban hospital: data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2014)European Society of Hypertension
O’Flynn AM, Curtin RJ, Perry IJ, Kearney PM. (2014) Hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment and control: the impact of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring European Society of Hypertension [Details]
(2014)Irish Cardiac Society
O'Flynn AM, McHugh SM, Madden JM, Harrington JM, Perry IJ, Kearney PM (2014) Spousal concordance for cardiovascular health in a primary care based sample Irish Cardiac Society [Details]
(2014)European Society of Hypertension
O'Flynn AM, Madden JM, Russell AJ, Curtin RJ, Kearney PM (2014) Isolated nocturnal hypertension and subclinical target organ damage: a systematic review of the literature European Society of Hypertension [Details]
(2014)European Society of Cardiology
O'Flynn AM, McHugh SM, Madden JM, Harrington JM, Perry IJ, Kearney PM (2014) Spousal concordance for cardiovascular health in a primary care based sample European Society of Cardiology [Details]
(2013)Irish Cardiac Society
O’Flynn AM, Curtin RJ, Perry IJ, Kearney PM (2013) Night-time Blood Pressure and Subclinical Target Organ Damage: Findings from a Primary Care Based Population Sample Irish Cardiac Society [Details]
(2013)British Hypertension Society
O’Flynn AM, Curtin RJ, Perry IJ, Kearney PM (2013) Night-time Blood Pressure and Subclinical Target Organ Damage: Findings from a Primary Care Based Population Sample British Hypertension Society [Details]
(2014)Diabetic Medicine
Buckley, CM and Ali, F and Roberts, G and Kearney, PM and Perry, IJ and Bradley, CP (2014) Timing of access to secondary healthcare services and lower extremity amputations in people with diabetes: a case control study Diabetic Medicine , pp.82-82 [Details]
(2013)Society for Social Medicine 57th Annual Scientific Meeting
Perry, IJ,Harrington, JM,Kabir, Z,Browne, G,Fitzgerald, AP,Kearney, PM (2013) PP16 The Contribution of Changes in Diet and other Risk Factors to recent Favourable Trends in Blood Pressure in Middle-Aged Irish Adults Society for Social Medicine 57th Annual Scientific Meeting [Details]
(2013)BJOG-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY
O'Neill, SM,Khashan, AS,Kenny, LC,Greene, RA,Henriksen, TB,Lutomski, JE,Kearney, PM (2013) Caesarean section and subsequent ectopic pregnancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis BJOG-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY , pp.671-680 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)Diabetic Medicine
Buckley, CM and Madden, J and Fahy, L and Barron, S and Balanda, K and Harrington, J and Bradley, CP and Perry, IJ and Kearney, PM (2013) Prevalence estimates and determinants of pre-diabetes in adults>=45 years in the Republic of Ireland: the Survey of Lifestyle, Attitudes and Nutrition in Ireland 2007 Diabetic Medicine , pp.184-185 [Details]
(2013)Society for Social Medicine
Mc Hugh, S; Normand, C; Browne, J; Kearney, P.M (2013) Association between overwight/obesity and health care utilisation among older adults Society for Social Medicine Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, [Details]
(2012)Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting
Harrington J, Fitzgerald AP, Mc Carthy VJC, Kearney PM, Browne G, Dolan E, Perry IJ (2012) Diet quality and blood pressure in middle aged Irish men and women Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting [Details]
(2012)EuroPRevent
Kearney PM, Harrington J, Mc Carthy VJC, Fitzgerald AP, Perry IJ (2012) Ideal cardiovascular health EuroPRevent [Details]
(2012)EuroPRevent
Kearney PM, Mc Carthy VJC, Harrington J, Fitzgerald AP, Dolan E, O'Brien E, Perry IJ (2012) Blood pressure variability EuroPRevent [Details]
(2012)Food Choice, Health and Change Conference, University College Cork
Harrington J, Fitzgerald AP, Mc Carthy VJC, Kearney PM, Browne G, Dolan E, Perry IJ (2012) Diet quality and blood pressure in middle aged Irish men and women Food Choice, Health and Change Conference, University College Cork [Details]
(2012)Society for Social Medicine
Buckley, CM,Kearney, PM,McHugh, S,Harrington, J,Bradley, CP,Perry, IJ (2012) DIABETES AND PRE-DIABETES PREVALENCE RATES IN THE SURVEY OF LIFESTYLES, ATTITUDE AND NUTRITION (SLAN) IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND Society for Social Medicine , pp.43-43 Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2010)British Geriatric Society Autumn Meeting
Cronin H, O'Regan C, Kearney PM, Walsh JB, Kenny RA; (2010) Underdiagnosis and undertreatment of osteoporosis in a random sample of community dwelling older adults British Geriatric Society Autumn Meeting [Details]
(2010)British Geriatric Society Autumn Meeting
O'Regan C, Cronin H, Kearney PM , Kenny RA; (2010) Mental Health of Older Irish Adults: early experience from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) British Geriatric Society Autumn Meeting [Details]
(2010)50th Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention - and - Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism 2010
Kearney PM, Cronin H, O'Regan C, Kamiya Y, Whelan BJ, Kenny RA; (2010) Centre Attendees are Younger, Fitter and Faster 50th Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention - and - Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism 2010 [Details]
(2010)British Geriatric Society Autumn Meeting
Kearney PM, O'Regan C, Cronin H, Kenny RA; (2010) To Fast or Not to Fast: Does Being Asked to Fast Effect Participation Among Older People: Results from the Second Pilot of the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing British Geriatric Society Autumn Meeting [Details]
(2010)6th Congress of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society
Cronin H, O'Regan C, Kearney PM, Walsh JB, Kenny RA; (2010) Under Diagnosis and Under Treatment of Osteoporosis in a Random Sample of Community Dwelling Irish Adults: results from the first pilot of the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing 6th Congress of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society [Details]
(2010)6th Congress of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society
Kearney PM, O'Regan C, Cronin H, Kenny RA; (2010) Clinic Attenders are Younger, Fitter and Faster: Early experience from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing 6th Congress of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society [Details]
(2010)British Geriatric Society Autumn Meeting
Kearney PM, O'Regan C, Cronin H, Kenny RA; (2010) Centre Attendees are Younger, Faster and Fitter British Geriatric Society Autumn Meeting [Details]
(2010)6th Congress of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society
Kearney PM, Cronin H, O'Regan C, Kamiya Y, Whelan BJ, Kenny RA; (2010) Effect of Fasting on Participation in Clinical Research Among Older People 6th Congress of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society [Details]
(2010)6th Congress of the European Geriatric Medicine Society
O'Regan C, Kearney PM, Cronin H, Kenny RA; (2010) Mental Health of Older Irish Adults: Early Experience from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) 6th Congress of the European Geriatric Medicine Society [Details]

Abstract

YearPublication
(2015)Mode of Delivery & Risk of Neonatal or Infant Death: A Population Cohort.
O'Neill, S,Agerbo, E,Khashan, A,Kearney, P,Henriksen, T,Mortensen, P,Greene, R,Kenny, L (2015) Mode of Delivery & Risk of Neonatal or Infant Death: A Population Cohort. Abstract [Details]
(2014)Factors Associated with Place of Death Among Older Irish Adults: Results from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing.
McHugh, S,McNamara, A,Kearney, P,Kenny, RA,Normand, C (2014) Factors Associated with Place of Death Among Older Irish Adults: Results from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing. Abstract [Details]
(2014)Hypertension Prevalence, Awareness, Treatment and Control. Should 24 h Ambulatory Blood Pressure be the Tool of Choice?.
O'Flynn, AM,Curtin, R,Perry, I,Kearney, P (2014) Hypertension Prevalence, Awareness, Treatment and Control. Should 24 h Ambulatory Blood Pressure be the Tool of Choice?. Abstract [Details]
(2014)Concordance Studies Between Hospital Discharge Data (HIPE) and Medical Records.
Casey, C,Buckley, C,Kearney, P,Ali, F,Ni Bhuachalla, C,Roberts, G,Perry, I,Bradley, C (2014) Concordance Studies Between Hospital Discharge Data (HIPE) and Medical Records. Abstract [Details]
(2014)Caesarean Section Delivery and the Risk of Childhood Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: A Sibling Design Study.
Khashan, AS,Kenny, LC,Lundholm, C,Kearney, PM,Gong, T,Almqvist, C (2014) Caesarean Section Delivery and the Risk of Childhood Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: A Sibling Design Study. Abstract [Details]
(2014)Maternal Alcohol Use during Pregnancy and Offspring Trajectories of Height and Weight: A Prospective Cohort Study.
O'Keeffe, LM,Kearney, PM,Greene, RA,Zuccolo, L,Tilling, K,Lawlor, DA,Howe, LD (2014) Maternal Alcohol Use during Pregnancy and Offspring Trajectories of Height and Weight: A Prospective Cohort Study. Abstract [Details]
(2014)Gestational Age and Childhood Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: A Sibling Design Study.
Khashan, AS,Kenny, LC,Lundholm, C,Kearney, PM,Gong, T,Almqvist, C (2014) Gestational Age and Childhood Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: A Sibling Design Study. Abstract [Details]
(2013)Caesarean Section and Subsequent Pregnancy Interval - A Systematic Review.
Neill, SMO,Kearney, PM,Kenny, LC,Henriksen, TB,Lutomski, JE,Greene, RA,Khashan, AS (2013) Caesarean Section and Subsequent Pregnancy Interval - A Systematic Review. Abstract [Details]
(2013)A Comparison of Novel and Traditional Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease Across the Spectrum of Older Age: The Cardiovascular Health Study.
Odden, MC,Shlioak, M,Whitson, H,Katz, R,Kearney, P,Defilippi, C,Shastri, S,Sarnak, M,Siscovick, D,Cushman, M,Psaty, B,Newman, A (2013) A Comparison of Novel and Traditional Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease Across the Spectrum of Older Age: The Cardiovascular Health Study. Abstract [Details]
(2013)Antidepressants Strongly Influence the Relationship between Depression and Heart Rate Variability: Findings from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing.
O'Regan, C,Kenny, RA,Cronin, H,Finucane, C,Kearney, P (2013) Antidepressants Strongly Influence the Relationship between Depression and Heart Rate Variability: Findings from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing. Abstract [Details]
(2013)Night Time Blood Pressure And Sub-Clinical Target Organ Damage: Findings from an Irish Primary Care Based Population Sample.
O'Flynn, AM,Kearney, P,Curtin, R,Perry, I (2013) Night Time Blood Pressure And Sub-Clinical Target Organ Damage: Findings from an Irish Primary Care Based Population Sample. Abstract [Details]
(2013)INTERNATIONAL VARIATION IN GP TREATMENT STRATEGIES FOR SUBCLINICAL HYPOTHYROIDISM IN OLDER ADULTS.
den Elzen, W,Lefebre-van de Fliert, AA,Rodondi, N,Kearney, PM,Kerse, N,Mallen, C,Muth, C,Gussekloo, J (2013) INTERNATIONAL VARIATION IN GP TREATMENT STRATEGIES FOR SUBCLINICAL HYPOTHYROIDISM IN OLDER ADULTS. Abstract [Details]
(2013)Prevalence of diabetes in adults in the Republic of Ireland (RoI).
Barron, S,Buckley, CM,Fahy, L,Madden, J,Harrington, J,Kearney, PM,Perry, IJ,Balanda, K (2013) Prevalence of diabetes in adults in the Republic of Ireland (RoI). Abstract [Details]
(2013)Caesarean Delivery and Subsequent Birth Interval, Ectopic Pregnancy, Miscarriage or Stillbirth - A Danish Register-Based Study.
Neill, SMO,Agerbo, E,Kenny, LC,Henriksen, TB,Kearney, PM,Greene, RA,Mortensen, PB,Lutomski, JE,Khashan, AS (2013) Caesarean Delivery and Subsequent Birth Interval, Ectopic Pregnancy, Miscarriage or Stillbirth - A Danish Register-Based Study. Abstract [Details]
(2013)Systematic Review of the Effects of Low to Moderate Alcohol Consumption during Pregnancy and Speech and Language Development in Infants.
O'Keeffe, LM,Greene, RA,Kearney, PM (2013) Systematic Review of the Effects of Low to Moderate Alcohol Consumption during Pregnancy and Speech and Language Development in Infants. Abstract [Details]
(2013)Night-time blood pressure and subclinical target organ damage: findings from an irish primary care based population sample.
O'Flynn, AM,Curtin, RJ,Perry, IJ,Kearney, PM (2013) Night-time blood pressure and subclinical target organ damage: findings from an irish primary care based population sample. Abstract [Details]
(2013)Predisposing, Enabling and Need Determinants of Flu Vaccination in the Older Irish Population.
McHugh, S,Browne, J,Kearney, P (2013) Predisposing, Enabling and Need Determinants of Flu Vaccination in the Older Irish Population. Abstract [Details]
(2013)FEAR OF FALLING IN AN OLDER IRISH POPULATION: PREVALENCE AND PSYCHOSOCIAL PREDICTORS.
Cronin, H,Savva, G,O'Regan, C,Donoghue, OA,Kearney, P,Kenny, RA (2013) FEAR OF FALLING IN AN OLDER IRISH POPULATION: PREVALENCE AND PSYCHOSOCIAL PREDICTORS. Abstract [Details]
(2013)Moderate Alcohol Consumption in Early, Middle and Late Pregnancy and Small for Gestational Age, Preterm Birth and Birth Weight: A Retrospective Cohort Study.
O'Keeffe, LM,Daly, G,Kearney, PM,Greene, RA (2013) Moderate Alcohol Consumption in Early, Middle and Late Pregnancy and Small for Gestational Age, Preterm Birth and Birth Weight: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Abstract [Details]
(2012)Increased Levels of Alcohol Intake are Associated with Atrial Fibrillation in Ireland.
Frewen, J,Cronin, H,Kearney, P,Harbison, J,Kenny, RA,Finucane, C (2012) Increased Levels of Alcohol Intake are Associated with Atrial Fibrillation in Ireland. Abstract [Details]
(2012)Physical Activity in Older People in Ireland and the Factors that Influence It.
McKee, G,Kearney, P,Cronin, H,O'Regan, C,Savva, G,Kenny, RA (2012) Physical Activity in Older People in Ireland and the Factors that Influence It. Abstract [Details]
(2012)Immigrant Status and Racial Disparities in Early Exclusive Breastfeeding in Massachusetts.
Keeffe, LMO,Lu, E,Khashan, A,Kearney, PM,Roney, R,Diop, H (2012) Immigrant Status and Racial Disparities in Early Exclusive Breastfeeding in Massachusetts. Abstract [Details]
(2012)The Association between Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and Exclusive Breastfeeding in Early Postpartum in Massachusetts.
Keeffe, LMO,Lu, E,Khashan, A,Kearney, PM,Roney, R,Diop, H (2012) The Association between Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and Exclusive Breastfeeding in Early Postpartum in Massachusetts. Abstract [Details]
(2011)IRISH CORONARY HEART ATTACK REGISTER (CHAIR): THE FIRST FOUR YEARS.
Bennett, K,Jennings, S,Cavanagh, B,Kearney, P,Kearney, P (2011) IRISH CORONARY HEART ATTACK REGISTER (CHAIR): THE FIRST FOUR YEARS. Abstract [Details]
(2007)Impact of a national smoking ban on the rate of admissions to hospital with acute coronary syndromes.
Cronin, E,Kearney, P,Sullivan, P (2007) Impact of a national smoking ban on the rate of admissions to hospital with acute coronary syndromes. Abstract [Details]
(2006)Risk factor profile and outcomes of myocardial infarction patients registered in the Coronary Heart Attack Ireland Register (CHAIR).
Cavanagh, B,Sullivan, P,Kearney, P,CHAIR Project Team (2006) Risk factor profile and outcomes of myocardial infarction patients registered in the Coronary Heart Attack Ireland Register (CHAIR). Abstract [Details]

Other

YearPublication
(2012)Subclinical thyroid disorders.
Quinn, TJ,Gussekloo, J,Kearney, P,Rodondi, N,Stott, DJ (2012) Subclinical thyroid disorders. Other [Details]
(2006)Risk Factor Profile and Outcomes of Myocardial Infarction Patients Registered In The Coronary Heart Attack Ireland Register (Chair).
Cavanagh, B, Sullivan, P, Kearney, P, CHAIR Project Team; (2006) Risk Factor Profile and Outcomes of Myocardial Infarction Patients Registered In The Coronary Heart Attack Ireland Register (Chair). Other [Details]
(2000)Health care needs for travellers.
Kearney, PJ,Kearney, PM (2000) Health care needs for travellers. Other [Details]

Reviews

YearPublication
(2013)Caesarean delivery and subsequent pregnancy interval: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
O'Neill, SM,Kearney, PM,Kenny, LC,Henriksen, TB,Lutomski, JE,Greene, RA,Khashan, AS (2013) Caesarean delivery and subsequent pregnancy interval: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2015)Conference on Applied Statistics in Ireland,
Madden, J.M., O’Flynn, A.M., Dolan, E., Fitzgerald, A., Kearney, P.M. (2015) Short-term Blood Pressure Variability over 24 hours and Target Organ Damage in Middle-Aged Men and Women. [Poster Presentation], Conference on Applied Statistics in Ireland, University College Cork . [Details]
(2015)SPHeRE Network 1st Annual Conference,
Madden, J.M., O’Flynn, A.M., Dolan, E., Fitzgerald, A., Kearney, P.M (2015) Short-term Blood Pressure Variability over 24 hours and Target Organ Damage in Middle-Aged Men and Women. [Poster Presentation], SPHeRE Network 1st Annual Conference, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland . [Details]
(2014)The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of the Departments of General Practice in Ireland,,
O'Flynn AM, Dolan E, Curtin RJ, O'Brien E, Perry IJ, Kearney PM (2014) Night-time Blood Pressure and Subclinical Target Organ Damage: Findings from an Irish Primary Care Based Population Sample. [Oral Presentation], The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of the Departments of General Practice in Ireland,, University College Cork . [Details]
(2014)The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of the Departments of General Practice in Ireland,
O'Flynn AM, Curtin RJ, Perry IJ, Kearney PM (2014) Hypertension Prevalence, Awareness, Treatment and Control: The Impact of Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring. [Oral Presentation], The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of the Departments of General Practice in Ireland, University College Cork . [Details]
(2014)The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of the Departments of General Practice in Ireland,,
Hanrahan M, McCarthy V, O’Connor J, Russell A, O’Flynn AM, Kearney P (2014) Normalisation of Subclinical Hypothyroidism to Euthyroidism during the TRUST Trial. [Poster Presentation], The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of the Departments of General Practice in Ireland,, University College Cork . [Details]
(2014)College of Medicine and Health Research Day, University College Cork,
Clarke Ú, Keane E, O’Flynn AM, Kearney PM. (2014) Hypertension prevalence in Irish school children: findings from the Cork Children’s Lifestyle Study (CCLaS). [Poster Presentation], College of Medicine and Health Research Day, University College Cork, Universitty College Cork . [Details]
(2014)The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of the Departments of General Practice in Ireland,
Hurley C, Sinnott C, O Connor J, O’ Flynn AM, McCarthy V, Kearney P (2014) Engaging GPs in clinical trials: Barriers and facilitators encountered in the Thyroid Hormone Replacement for Subclinical Hypothyroidism (TRUST) study. [Oral Presentation], The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of the Departments of General Practice in Ireland, University College Cork . [Details]
(2014)The Irish Research Nurses Network (IRNN) 7th Annual Conference,
Hurley C, Sinnott C, O Connor J, O’ Flynn AM, McCarthy V, Kearney P. (2014) Engaging GPs in clinical trials: Barriers and facilitators encountered in the Thyroid Hormone Replacement for Subclinical Hypothyroidism (TRUST) study. [Oral Presentation], The Irish Research Nurses Network (IRNN) 7th Annual Conference, Dublin . [Details]
(2014)Alchol,
O’Keeffe LM, Kearney PM, McCarthy FP, Khashan AS, Greene, RA North RA, Poston L, McCowan LME, Baker PN, Dekker GA, Walker JJ, Taylor R, Kenny LC (2014) Prevalence and predictors of alcohol use during pregnancy: findings from international multi-centre cohort studies. [Oral Presentation], Alchol, University of Oxford Keble College, Oxford , 10-SEP-14 - 12-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014)Applying the Ideal Cardiovascular Health Metrics to Couples: a Cross-Sectional Study in Primary Care,
O' Flynn, AM,McHugh, S,Madden, J,Harrington, J,Perry, I,Kearney, P (2014) IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE. Applying the Ideal Cardiovascular Health Metrics to Couples: a Cross-Sectional Study in Primary Care, . [Details]
(2014)The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of the Departments of General Practice in Ireland,
O'Flynn AM, McHugh SM, Madden JM, Harrington JM, Perry IJ, Kearney PM (2014) Spousal concordance for cardiovascular health in a primary care based sample. [Poster Presentation], The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of the Departments of General Practice in Ireland, University College Cork . [Details]
(2013)The Health Research Board Centre for Health and Diet Research Conference,
O'Flynn AM, Curtin RJ, Perry IJ, Kearney PM (2013) Night-time Blood Pressure and Subclinical Target Organ Damage: Findings from an Irish Primary Care Based Population Sample. [Poster Presentation], The Health Research Board Centre for Health and Diet Research Conference, University College Cork . [Details]
(2013)The Faculty of Public Health Medicine Winter Scientific Meeting in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland,
O'Flynn AM, Curtin RJ, Perry IJ, Kearney PM (2013) Night-time Blood Pressure and Subclinical Target Organ Damage: Findings from an Irish Primary Care Based Population Sample. [Poster Presentation], The Faculty of Public Health Medicine Winter Scientific Meeting in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland . [Details]
(2013)The Health Research Board Centre for Health and Diet Research Conference,
Hanrahan M, McCarthy V, O’Connor J, Russell A, O’Flynn AM, Kearney P (2013) Normalisation of Subclinical Hypothyroidism to Euthyroidism during the TRUST Trial. [Poster Presentation], The Health Research Board Centre for Health and Diet Research Conference, University College Cork . [Details]
(2013)The College of Medicine and Health and Health Research Board Clinical Research Facility Conference,
O'Flynn AM, Curtin RJ, Perry IJ, Kearney PM (2013) Night-time Blood Pressure and Subclinical Target Organ Damage: Findings from an Irish Primary Care Based Population Sample. [Poster Presentation], The College of Medicine and Health and Health Research Board Clinical Research Facility Conference, University College Cork . [Details]
(2014)61st Annual Meeting of the Society for Gynecological Investigation,
O'Neill, SM,Agerbo, E,Kenny, LC,Henriksen, TB,Kearney, PM,Greene, RA,Mortensen, PB,Khashan, AS (2014) Primary Cesarean Section and Explained or Unexplained Stillbirth - A Competing Risks Analysis. [Poster Presentation], 61st Annual Meeting of the Society for Gynecological Investigation, Florence, Italy . [Details]
(2014)61st Annual Meeting of the Society for Gynecological Investigation,
Khashan AS, Kenny LC, Lundholm C, Kearney PM, Gong T, Almqvist C (2014) Caesarean Section Delivery and the Risk of Childhood Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: A Sibling Design Study. [Poster Presentation], 61st Annual Meeting of the Society for Gynecological Investigation, Florence, Italy . [Details]
(2014)61st Annual Meeting of the Society for Gynecological Investigation,
Khashan AS, Kenny LC, Lundholm C, Kearney PM, Gong T, Almqvist C (2014) Gestational age and childhood type I diabetes: a sibling design study. [Poster Presentation], 61st Annual Meeting of the Society for Gynecological Investigation, Florence, Italy . [Details]
(2014)UK Society for Social Medicine Annual Meeting,
MC HUGH, S., O’KEEFFE, L., CORCORAN, P., GREENE, R. & KEARNEY, P (2014) Late initiation of antenatal care in a large urban hospital: data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring Syste. [Oral Presentation], UK Society for Social Medicine Annual Meeting, Oxford, United Kingdom . [Details]
(2014)Society for Social Medicine 58th Annual Scientific Meeting,
Keane E, Perry IJ, Kearney PM, Harrington JM (2014) OP66 Multilevel influences on overweight and obesity in 8–11 year old Irish children: findings from the Cork Children’s Lifestyle Study (CCLaS). [Oral Presentation], Society for Social Medicine 58th Annual Scientific Meeting, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford Keble College, Oxford . [Details]
(2013)UK Society for Social Medicine,
Perry IJ, Harrington JM, Kabir Z, Browne G, Fitzgerald AP Kearney PM (2013) The contribution of changes in diet and other risk factors to recent favourable trends in blood pressure in middle-aged Irish adults. [Poster Presentation], UK Society for Social Medicine, Bristol, UK , 11-SEP-13 - 13-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013)Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting,
Mc Hugh S, Normand C, Browne J, Kearney P (2013) Association between overweight/obesity and health care utilisation among older adults. [Poster Presentation], Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Univerisity of Sussex, Brighton, UK , 11-SEP-13 - 13-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013)Society for Social Medicine 57th Annual Scientific Meeting,
Neill SM, Agerbo E, Kenny LC, Henriksen TB, Kearney PM, Greene RA, Mortensen PB, Khashan AS. (2013) Caesarean section and subsequent birth interval, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage or stillbirth: a Danish register-based study. [Poster Presentation], Society for Social Medicine 57th Annual Scientific Meeting, Brighton UK , 11-SEP-13 - 13-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013)Society for Social Medicine 57th Annual Scientific Meeting,
O’Neill SM, Kearney PM, Kenny LC, Henriksen TB, Greene RA, Khashan AS. (2013) Caesarean section and subsequent pregnancy interval: a systematic review and meta-analysis. [Poster Presentation], Society for Social Medicine 57th Annual Scientific Meeting, Brighton , 11-SEP-13 - 13-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013)European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) 29th Annual Meeting,,
Neill SM, Agerbo E, Kenny LC, Henriksen TB, Kearney PM, Greene RA, Mortensen PB, Khashan AS. (2013) Caesarean section and subsequent birth interval, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage or stillbirth: a Danish register-based study. [Poster Presentation], European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) 29th Annual Meeting,, London, UK , 07-JUL-13 - 10-JUL-13. [Details]
(2013)Caesarean section and time to next birth, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage or stillbirth-a Danish register-based study,
O'Neill, SM,Agerbo, E,Kenny, LC,Henriksen, TB,Kearney, PM,Greene, RA,Mortensen, PB,Khashan, AS (2013) HUMAN REPRODUCTION. Caesarean section and time to next birth, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage or stillbirth-a Danish register-based study, . [Details]
(2013)British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society Meeting,
Neill SM, Agerbo E, Kenny LC, Henriksen TB, Kearney PM, Greene RA, Mortensen PB, Khashan AS (2013) Caesarean section and subsequent birth interval, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage or stillbirth: a Danish register-based study. [Poster Presentation], British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society Meeting, Dublin , 25-APR-13 - 26-APR-13. [Details]
(2012)59th Annual Society for Gynecologic Investigation Scientific Meeting,
O'Neill SM, Khashab AS, Kenny LC, Greene RA, Henriksen TB, Lutomski JE, Kearney PM (2012) Caesarean Section and Subsequent Ectopic Pregnancy. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], 59th Annual Society for Gynecologic Investigation Scientific Meeting, California USA , 21-MAR-12 - 24-MAR-12. [Details]
(2012)Cochrane In Ireland Conference,
O'Neill SM, Kearney PM, Kenny LC, Khashan AS, Henriksen TB, Lutomski JE, Greene RA (2012) Caesarean Section and subsequent spontaenous miscarriage- a sytematic review and meta-analysis. [Poster Presentation], Cochrane In Ireland Conference, Dublin City University , 27-JAN-12 - 27-JAN-12. [Details]
(2012)13th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference,
Neill, SMO,Kearney, PM,Kenny, LC,Khashan, AS,Henriksen, TB,Lutomski, JE,Greene, RA (2012) CAESAREAN SECTION AND SUBSEQUENT FETAL DEATH: SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS. [Oral Presentation], 13th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, School of Nursing, CUMH . [Details]
(2012)56th Annual Meeting for the Society for Social Medicine,
O’Neill SM, Kearney PM, Kenny LC, Khashan AS, Henriksen TB, Lutomski JE, Greene RA (2012) Caesarean section and subsequent spontaneous miscarriage or stillbirth: Systematic review and meta-analysis. [Oral Presentation], 56th Annual Meeting for the Society for Social Medicine, London, England , 12-SEP-12 - 14-SEP-12. [Details]
(2012)59th Annual Meeting of the Society for Gynecological Investigation,
O'Neill, SM,Kenny, LC,Khashan, AS,Greene, RA,Henriksen, TB,Lutomski, JE,Kearney, PM (2012) Caesarean Section & Subsequent Ectopic Pregnancy-Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis. [Oral Presentation], 59th Annual Meeting of the Society for Gynecological Investigation, San Diego, USA . [Details]
(2012)EuroPRevent,
Harrington J, Fitzgerald AP, Kearney PM, Dahly DL, Mc Carthy VJC, Kennedy E, Perry IJ (2012) Diet quality, insulin resistance and risk of type 2 diabetes in middle-aged men and women: results from the Cork and Kerry Diabetes and Heart Disease Study. [Other], EuroPRevent, Europe . [Details]
(2011)UCC College of Medicine & Health Annual Research Conference,
O'Keeffe L, Lutomski JE, Van Lente E, Kearney P, Greene RA; (2011) Today's babies are Ireland's future: A population-based surveillance system of maternal experiences and behaviours before, during and after pregnancy. [Poster Presentation], UCC College of Medicine & Health Annual Research Conference, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, College Road, UCC, Cork , 22-JUN-11 - 22-JUN-11. [Details]
(2006)University of Glamorgan Citizen's Jury,
Kearney PM; (2006) My Health: Whose Responsibility?. [Oral Presentation], University of Glamorgan Citizen's Jury, Cardiff City Hall, Cardiff , 05-OCT-06 - 07-OCT-06. [Details]
(2006)Medical Research Society/Academy of Medical Sciences/Royal College of Physicians 2006 Meeting for Clinical Scientists in Training,
Kearney PM; (2006) Do Coxibs and traditional NSAIDs increase the risk of atherothrombosis?. [Oral Presentation], Medical Research Society/Academy of Medical Sciences/Royal College of Physicians 2006 Meeting for Clinical Scientists in Training, Royal College of Physicians , 23-FEB-06 - 23-FEB-06. [Details]
(2006)World Congress of Cardiology,
Kearney PM; (2006) Risk factor profile and outcomes of myocardial infarction patients registered in the Coronary Heart Attack Ireland Register. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], World Congress of Cardiology, Barcelona, Spain , 02-SEP-06 - 05-SEP-06. [Details]
(2006)American Diabetes Association's 66th Scientific Sessions,
Kearney PM; (2006) Benefits of Reducing LDL Cholesterol among 18,686 Patients with Diabetes: Meta-analysis of 14 Randomized Trials of a Statin versus Control. [Oral Presentation], American Diabetes Association's 66th Scientific Sessions, Washington DC, USA , 09-JUN-06 - 13-JUN-06. [Details]
(2006)SEARCH/ASCEND Annual Collaborators Meeting,
Kearney PM; (2006) Coxibs and cardiovascular risk. [Oral Presentation], SEARCH/ASCEND Annual Collaborators Meeting, Said Business School, Oxford , 21-MAR-06 - 22-MAR-06. [Details]
(2006)5th International Experts Forum,
Kearney PM; (2006) The Clinical Evidence for Reducing Cardiovascular Risks through Antiplatelet Therapy. [Oral Presentation], 5th International Experts Forum, Royal Society of Medicine London , 07-OCT-06 - 07-OCT-06. [Details]
(2005)SEARCH/ASCEND Annual Collaborators¿ Meeting,
Kearney PM; (2005) CTT Collaboration: Extended first cycle results. [Oral Presentation], SEARCH/ASCEND Annual Collaborators¿ Meeting, Said Business School, Oxford , 14-APR-05 - 14-APR-05. [Details]
(2005)Hypertension Update XVII,
Kearney PM; (2005) Adjunctive therapy: Aspirin. [Oral Presentation], Hypertension Update XVII, Royal College of Surgeons, London , 18-OCT-05 - 18-OCT-05. [Details]
(2005)British Hypertension Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2005,
Kearney PM; (2005) A user's guide to aspirin. [Oral Presentation], British Hypertension Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2005, Queens` College, Cambridge , 20-SEP-05 - 20-SEP-05. [Details]
(2005)Joint Statistical Meetings 2005,
Kearney PM; (2005) A meta-analysis of effects of COX-2 inhibitors. [Oral Presentation], Joint Statistical Meetings 2005, Minneapolis, USA , 10-AUG-05 - 10-AUG-05. [Details]
(2005)Basic and Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology Symposium,
Kearney PM; (2005) Do COX - 2 Inhibitors Increase the Risk of Atherothrombosis? A Review of the Evidence from Randomized Trials. [Oral Presentation], Basic and Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology Symposium, Koldingfjord Conference Centre, Kolding, Denmark , 27-MAY-05 - 27-MAY-05. [Details]
(2004)20th Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hypertension,
Kearney PM; (2004) Global burden of hypertension. [Oral Presentation], 20th Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hypertension, Sao Paulo, Brazil , 15-FEB-04 - 19-FEB-04. [Details]
(1900)4th meeting of the Irish Angiology Society,
Kearney PM; (1900) Global burden of hypertension. [Oral Presentation], 4th meeting of the Irish Angiology Society, Kildare, Ireland , 28-NOV-00 - 29-NOV-00. [Details]

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (MRCPI) Physician01-JUN-01 / 31-MAY-15
Irish Medical Council Full Registration/
Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health Member/

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Geriatric Working Group, Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS), US Member/
Executive Committee, HRB Centre for Health and Diet Research Member/
Secretariat Cholesterol Treatment Trialists Collaboration, Antithrombotic Trialists Collaboration, Coxib and NSAID Trialists Collaboration, University of Oxford Member/
HRB PhD Scholar Programme in Health Services Research Co-PI/
American Heart Association Member2008 /
Cardiovascular Disease Working Group, TILDA Chair/
Executive Committee PROSPER Member/
Steering Committee Health Information Systems Research Centre (HISRC), UCC Member/
Executive Committee TILDA Member/
International Editorial Board, European Heart Journal Member/
ASPREE, multi-centre clinical trial with partners in US and Australia Co-investigator2009 / 2010
National Steering Committee, TILDA Member/
Health Behaviour Change Research Group (HBCRG) at NUI Galway Member2014 /
National Institute for Preventive Cardiology Alliance Member2015 /
National Diabetes Programme Working Group Member2014 /

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2014University College Cork Grand Rounds Lecture Medal UCC
2013UCC Research Supervisor of the Year Award UCC
2013Health Research Board Research Leader HRB
2007Beeson Fellowship National Institute of Aging

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Dept. of Epidemiology & Public Health University College Cork Research Professor01-OCT-13 /
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health University College Cork Senior Lecturer01-SEP-09 /
University of Pittsburgh, USA Visiting Assistant Professor, Centre for Aging and Population Health01-JUL-09 / 30-JUN-10
Gerontology, Trinity College Dublin Beeson Scholar01-JUL-07 /
University of Oxford Clinical Research Fellow01-JAN-03 / 01-JUN-06
University College Cork Research Fellow01-DEC-01 / 01-JUL-03
Tulane University Research Fellow01-JUL-01 / 01-JUN-03
Mater University Hospital Medical Scheme Medical Senior House Officer01-JUL-99 / 30-JUN-01

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2006Tulane University PhDPublic Health
2002Tulane University MPHPublic Health
1998University College Cork MB BCH BAOMedicine

Outreach Activities

 Description

Conference organisation

2012 - Participated in Through the Glass Ceiling: a programme for Female Academics and Researchers to convene a Female Academics Mentoring Scheme/Circle.

2012 - Participated in a workshop "Seven Secrets of Highly Effective Supervisors".

2010 - Participated in ASPREE (Aspirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly) Participant Advisory Board Meeting, Centre for Ageing and Population Health, University of Pittsburgh, USA.

2009 - Participated in Global Health: The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, CAPH Participant Advisory Board Meeting, University of Pittsburgh, USA. 

2008 - Participated in EU Commission Seminar Series - How should we plan for Europe's ageing population. 




GP activity.

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
European Heart Journal Member of Editorial Board-
Social Science And Medicine Referee-
Hypertension Referee-
Journal Of Public Health Referee-
Bmj (Clinical Research Ed.) Referee-
Plos Medicine Guest Editor-
The Lancet Referee-
Journal Of Hypertension Referee-
Jama : The Journal Of The American Medical Association Referee-

Other Activities

 Description

External Examiner MSc Viva University of Oxford December 2014

Invited panel speaker at World Congress of Epidemiology (WCE) Authors' Workshop

Presented UCC Grand Rounds 2013

External Examiner MSc Viva at University of Oxford, July 2011

Presented Grand Rounds at University Hospital Limerick December 2014

EUFP7 External Evaluator -  arising from my expertise in population interventions, I was selected by the EU as an expert evaluator for the Health 2013 call ‘Optimising Lifestyle Interventions in the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease across the Lifespan’.

External Examiner PhD Viva at Queen's University Belfast, December 2014

Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC) Faculty Member

Confirmation Panel Member Continuation of student on PhD register at Trinity College, Dublin

Teaching Interests

                   

Objectives in Teaching

My objectives in teaching are:

1. To provide all of my students with an understanding of the basic concepts of epidemiology.  In particular I try to convey to them the fundamental importance of the discipline. 

2. To convey to the students my own enthusiasm for the subject and hopefully to inspire similar enthusiasm about the topic in them.

3. To encourage those students with a particular interest in the subject to explore the concepts in more depth.

 Methods you use to seek those objectives

I use a combination of formal and informal teaching sessions including lectures; small group sessions; computer based learning sessions; tutorials; and scheduled ‘office hours’ to provide advice on an individual basis. With formal lectures I prepare my lectures using powerpoint slides with the main points of the lectures on these slides.  The slides are provided to the students as downloadable handouts prior to the lectures.  I find that this approach allows the students to actively engage with the lectures by freeing them from the necessity of taking detailed notes.  At the same time the students have the opportunity to personalise their lectures by noting down particular examples or explanations that may not be included in the handouts.  In the small group sessions I use problem based learning.  These sessions begin with a description of an interesting research question from the medical literature or indeed from the news. The students discuss the question and potential approaches to answering the questions.  The students are encouraged to use the concepts that they have learned about in their lectures when planning their study design.  A list of questions is provided to guide their discussion but they are also encouraged to formulate their own responses.  In the computer sessions, the students learn practical skills such as how to use statistical software to report simple descriptive statistics and to undertake basic data analysis.  

A personal assessment of your results in seeking those objectives

I think that I have been successful in providing my students with an understanding of the basic concepts of epidemiology and an appreciation of the key importance of the discipline.  I have received positive formal and informal feedback from students in their  assessment of my teaching.  I have consistently scored highly on the feedback from BSc, MPH and PhD students. My average score (out of 5) on my most recent teaching was 4.7.  I have also compiled written comments from students who have emphasised the relevance of the content that I teach as well as reporting enjoying the interactive nature of the sessions.  Three students approached me following a recent lecture on research methods to medical students to enquire about research opportunities with my research group.

1. Teaching innovation

I introduced a new 5 credit module in meta-analysis to the MPH advanced epidemiology programme. This module provided the students with the opportunity to undertake a review and meta-analysis and has resulted in a number of publications. I also initiated the tool kit session that is co-ordinated by the PhD students but is moderated by a senior faculty member.  I excel at engaging with students and explaining complex concepts in simple terms.

Academic Practice and E-learning - I participated in the following programmes between 2008 and 2010:

  • Workshop on Linking Levels, Oucomes and Assessment, Centre for Academic Practice and E-learning (CAPSL) TCD

  • 6 session course on Creating a Reflective Teaching Portfolio, CAPSL, TCD

  • Research Supervisors Workshop, CAPSL, TCD

  • Introduction to Teaching for New Academic Staff (TCD)

2011

  • Mentor and Mentee Training for Academic Staff UCC, 18th November 2011

2012

  • Work Placement practice interviews – Work Placement 2012 (BSc Public Health)

  • Mentoring Bsc Public Health Students

  • PhD Supervision Training –Graduate Studies Office, UCC, Jan 2012

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2014Dr. Linda O'Keeffe UCCPhDMonitoring behaviors and experiences before, during and after pregnancy in Ireland
2014Dr. Sinéad O'Neill NUI (UCC)PhDCaesarean section and subsequent pregnancy outcome: a Danish register-based cohort study
2014Dr. Hilary Cronin Trinity College DublinPhDFear of Falling in Older Irish Adults
2014Dr. Claire Buckley UCCPhDLower Extremity Amputation in People with Diabetes; Trends and Determinants
2013Una Clarke UCCMPHThe prevalence of hypertension and the association of dietary sodium with hypertension in the Cork Children’s Lifestyle Study (CCLaS)
2013Dr. Claire O’Regan Trinity College DublinPhDDepression and autonomic function
2013Ms. Caroline Hurley UCCMPHPrevalence of Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Irish Adults and its association with Mental Health Status
2012Sharon Cadogan UCCMPHThe effects of individual, family and environmental factors on physical activity levels in children: a cross sectional study
2012Patricia Conway UCCMPHThe association between the use of folic acid before pregnancy and during the first trimester of pregnancy and the outcome of wheeze and asthma in a cohort of Irish infants at nine months

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Clarke Nicholas Doctoral Degree
Hurley Caroline Nora Doctoral Degree

Internal Collaborators

 NameInstituteCountry
Dr. Patricia Leahy-Warren School of Nursing and Midwifery
Dr. Gerard Clarke Psychiatry
Dr. Paul Corcoran National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Professor Louise Kenny Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Professor Joe Eustace CRF-C

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Professor Carel le Roux University College Dublin
Dr. Molly Byrne NUI Galway
Dr. Caroline Heary NUI Galway
Professor Michael Barry Trinity College Dublin
Professor Catherine Hayes Trinity College Dublin
Dr. Edel Doherty NUI Galway
Professor Fidelma Dunne NUI Galway
Professor Rose Anne Kenny Trinity College Dublin
Dr. Colleen Crangle Stanford University
Professor Colin Baigent University of Oxford
Professor Anne Newman University of Pittsburgh