Dorothy Breen


Title: Consultant Anaesthesiologist and in Intensive Care Medicine and Clinical Senior Lecturer

Hospital: Cork University Hospital

Research interest:

  1. Prospective Validation of CriSTAL (Criteria for Screening and Triaging to Appropriate aLternative care)- international prospective study involving Australia, Ireland and Denmark. Data collection complete awaiting publication, 
  2. A proficiency-based progression simulation programme improves ISBAR performance compared to standard training. A randomised controlled trial. Complete awaiting publication. 
  3. Construct validity of metrics for internal jugular central access insertion. Joint project with College of Anaesthetists of Ireland and ASSERT, University College Cork.

Subspecialty interest: Handover, Deteriorating Patient and Proficiency based progression.

Teaching interest: Supervisor of training for the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care of Ireland and the College of Intensive Care Medicine, Australia and New Zealand.


  • Chair of the Deteriorating Patient Group, Cork University Hospital
  • CUH Charity, Intensive Care Fund raising 

Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine