Name: Dr Paul Corcoran 

Position: Senior Lecturer In Perinatal Epidemiology

T: 353 (0)21 420 5017

F: 353 (0)21 420 5025

E:  pcorcoran@ucc.ie

Paul Corcoran is Senior Lecturer in Perinatal Epidemiology with the National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and with the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health.

Paul’s degrees include a BSc joint honours degree in Statistics and Computer Science, a Master’s degree in Statistics and a PhD in Epidemiology, all obtained at UCC. He has more than 70 peer-reviewed scientific publications and has contributed chapters to international texts.

Before joining the Centre, Paul was Deputy Director of the National Suicide Research Foundation and Adjunct Senior Lecturer with the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. He was a member of the writing group of Reach Out, Ireland’s National Strategy for Action on Suicide Prevention, a Visiting Professor at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oviedo in Spain and Chair of the International Association for Suicide Prevention Special Interest Group on National Systems for Certifying Suicide Deaths.

 IRIS Profile 

Name: Dr Linda Drummond 

Position: NPEC Centre Manager 

T: 353 (0)21 420 5017

F: 353 (0)21 420 5025

E: L.Drummond@ucc.ie

Linda is the Manager of the National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre (NPEC) and the Department Manager of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, UCC.  Linda joined the NPEC in 2009, having previously been the Germ-Free Unit Co-ordinator of the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, UCC, and completing a PhD in aquaculture also at UCC in 2006.  In her NPEC post, Linda is responsible for the administrative management of the Centre, as well as co-ordinating the Vermont Oxford Network in Ireland.

Name: Edel Manning

RGN, RGM, H Dip Clinical Practice, H Dip Diagnostic Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MSc.

Position: Project Manager (Perinatal Mortality and Severe Maternal Morbidity)

T: 353 (0)21 420 5042

F: 353 (0)21 420 5025

E: e.manning@ucc.ie

 

Biography

Edel is a research midwife with the NPEC where she has shared responsibility for conducting two national clinical audits of the maternity services in Ireland: Perinatal Mortality and Severe Maternal Morbidity.  She has been intrinsic to the development, implementation and refinement of data collection tools used in these clinical audits. In conjunction with her role within the NPEC, Edel holds the position of coordinator for the Maternal Death Enquiry (MDE) in Ireland.

Prior to joining the centre in 2009, Edel’s midwifery experience has been in the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital, Dublin, where she worked in a variety of roles including Clinical Midwife Manager 2 (CMM2) within the labour ward and clinical midwife specialist in ultrasound.

Edel’s area of interest includes quality review of healthcare data collection methodology and refinement of clinical audit for the improvement of clinical services.

Name: Sarah Meaney

Position: Health Promotion Officer

T: 353 (0)21 4205043

F: 353 (0)21 4205025

E: s.meaney@ucc.ie

 

Biography

Sarah is the NPEC’s Health Promotion Officer. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in Sociology and Geography from UCC in 2004 and an MA in Sociology (Applied Social Research) from the University of Limerick in 2005. She was employed as a researcher in UCC and the National Suicide Research Foundation (NSRF) from 2005 until 2010.  She subsequently joined the Department of Psychology at the University of Limerick, prior to her move to the NPEC in late 2011. Sarah has a particular interest in the patient perspective of health care, as well as in the development of effective health information systems to improve and promote better health intelligence. 

Publications

Geisler ME, O'Mahony A, Meaney S, Waterstone J, O'Donoghue K. (2014) Obstetric and perinatal outcomes of twin pregnancies conceived following IVF/ICSI treatment compared with spontaneously conceived twin pregnancies. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2014.07.033.

Lonergan BJ, Meaney S, Perry IJ, Comber H, Power B, Bradley C, Greiner BA. Smokers still underestimate the risks posed by secondhand smoke: a repeated cross-sectional study. Nicotine Tob Res. 2014 Aug;16(8):1121-8. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntu046

Nuzum D, Meaney S, O’Donoghue K. (2014) The provision of spiritual and pastoral care following stillbirth in Ireland: a mixed methods study. BMJ Support Palliat Care. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2013-000533

Nuzum D, Meaney S, O’Donoghue K. The impact of stillbirth on consultant obstetricians gynaecologists: a qualitative study. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2014 (In press)

Lutomski JE, Murphy M, Devane D, Meaney S, Greene RA. Private health care coverage and increased risk of obstetric intervention. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014. doi:10.1186/1471-2393-14-13 

Gallagher S, Meaney S, Muldoon OT. Social identity influences stress appraisals and cardiovascular reactions to acute stress exposure.   British Journal of Health Psychology. 2013. doi: 10.1111/bjhp.12056

Meaney S, WilliamsonE, Corcoran P, ArensmanE, Perry IJ. (In Press).The incidence of injury presentations to Irish emergency departments: What we don’t know can hurt us. Irish Medical Journal.

Ni Riordain R, Meaney S, McCreary, C. (2011). A Patient-Centred Approach to Developing a Quality of Life Questionnaire for Chronic Oral Mucosal Diseases. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontology; 111(5): 578-586

Meaney S, Anweigi L, Ziada H, Allen PF. (In Press). The impact of hypodontia: a qualitative study on the experiences of patients. European Journal of Orthodontics.

Ni Riordain R, Meaney S, McCreary, C. (2011). Impact of chronic oral mucosal disease on daily life: preliminary observations from a qualitative study. Oral Diseases; 17(3): 265-269

Power S, Gallagher J, Meaney S. (2010). Quality of life in healthcare workers with latex allergy. Occupational Health; 60(1): 62-65

Cronin M, Meaney S, Jepson N, Allen PF. (2009) A qualitative study of trends in patient preferences for the management of the partially dentate state. Gerontology; 26: 137-142  

 

Selected Abstracts

S Meaney, L O’Connor, JE Lutomski, K O’Donoghue, RA Greene. PP32 Qualitative analysis of maternal morbidities: the patient’s experience. J Epidemiol Community Health 2014;68:A60 doi:10.1136/jech-2014-204726.128

O’Connell O, Nuzum D, Meaney S, O’Donoghue K “The Value of Prenatal Palliative Care in Cases of Lethal Abnormalities Diagnosed in the Prenatal Period” 20th International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, Canada, 9-12 September 2014. Journal of Palliative Care 2014; 30 (3): 195-246 (G01 – 219)

Nuzum D, Meaney S, O’Donoghue K. The Spiritual and Theological Issues for Chaplains providing Perinatal Bereavement Care in Ireland. 20th International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, Canada, 9-12 September 2014. Journal of Palliative Care 2014; 30 (3): 195-246 (C11-C – 211)

Nuzum D, Meaney S, O’Donoghue K. The Spiritual and Pastoral Impact of Perinatal Bereavement. 20th International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, Canada, 9-12 September 2014. Journal of Palliative Care 2014; 30 (3): 195-246 (P249 - 244)

Nuzum D, Meaney S, O’Donoghue K. The Spiritual Impact of Death on Consultant Obstetricians following Stillbirth. 20th International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, Canada, 9-12 September 2014. Journal of Palliative Care 2014; 30 (3): 195-246 (P250 - 244)

Meaney S, Corcoran P, Gallagher S, Lutomski J, Spillane N, O' Donoghue K. PPO.33 Perceived maternal stress and emotional wellbeing as risk factors for miscarriage. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2014 Jun;99 Suppl 1:A161. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2014-306576.473.

Meaney S, Corcoran P, Lutomski J, Spillane N, O'Donoghue K. PPO.46 Risk of Miscarriage associated with Maternal and Paternal Smoking. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2014 Jun;99 Suppl 1:A165. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2014-306576.485.

Meaney S, Lutomski J, Corcoran P, Spillane N, O'Donoghue K.  PPO.50 Evaluation of non-response in the Women's Health Cohort Study. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2014 Jun;99 Suppl 1:A166. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2014-306576.489.

Morris A, Meaney S, Spillane N, O'Donoghue K. PPO.56 A retrospective observational study of second-trimester miscarriage. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2014 Jun;99 Suppl 1:A168. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2014-306576.495.

Nuzum D, Meaney S, O’Donoghue K . PA.06 Breaking bad news: the impact on parents. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2014 Jun;99 Suppl 1:A18-9. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2014-306576.51.

 

Research Reports

Reports:

Manning E, Corcoran P, Meaney S, Greene RA, on behalf of the Perinatal Mortality Group. Perinatal Mortality in Ireland Annual Report 2012. Cork: National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre  2014.

Meaney S, Sweeney S, Delaney J, Corcoran P, Greene RA, Sugrue S. Planned Home Births in Ireland Annual Report 2012; HSE National Home Birth Service Provided by Self Employed Community Midwives. Cork: Health Service Executive, 2013

Manning E, Corocoran P, Meaney S, Greene RA, on behalf of the Perintal Mortality Group. Perinatal Mortality in Ireland Annual Report 2011. Cork: National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre, 2013

Meaney S, Williamson E, Perry IJ. (2007). Pilot Implementation of the European Injury Database (IDB): Report of 2005 Data for Ireland. National Suicide Research Foundation & Department of Epidemiology and Public Health.

National Suicide Research Foundation, (2010). National Registry of Deliberate Self Harm Annual Report 2009. National Suicide Research Foundation.

Meaney S, Williamson E, Corcoran P. (2010). The EU Injury Database: Comparisons of all injury data from seven Member States. National Suicide Research Foundation.

Name: Joye McKernan

T: 353 (0)21 420 5053

F: 353 (0)21 420 5025

E: joye.mckernan@ucc.ie 

Name: Irene O'Farrell

T: 353 (0)21 420 5024

F: 353 (0)21 420 5025

E: i.ofarrell@ucc.ie

Name: Paulette DeFoubert 

T: 353 (0)21 420 5071

F: 353 (0)21 420 5025

E: paulette.defoubert@ucc.ie

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