Dr. Noirin Russell
Nóirín Russell is a medical graduate of University College Cork (2000) and a member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (2005) and the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists (2011). She received her MD in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the University College Dublin in 2010, following studies on fetal cardiac function during pregnancy. She completed the RCOG/RCR Diploma in advanced Obstetric Ultrasound in 2007 and pursued further specialty training in early pregnancy ultrasound, fetal cardiology and fetal surgery at Necker Enfants Malades Hôpital and Descartes University in Paris during 2011-2012.
Nóirín was awarded CSCST by the Irish Committee on Higher Training in 2013 and has been on the Medical Council’s register of medical specialists since then. Nóirín took up a post as Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist and Clinical Senior Lecturer at Cork University Maternity Hospital and University College Cork in 2014. At CUMH, she a member of the pregnancy loss clinical and research teams as well as the Perinatal Medicine team which provides care for women with high risk pregnancy. She is the clinical lead for the colpsocopy service at University Hospital Kerry.
Nóirín’s research has resulted in >20 peer-reviewed original papers and >80 published conference proceedings. Nóirín's research interests include high risk obstetric care, prenatal diagnosis and screening, obstetric ultrasound including fetal cardiology and early pregnancy complications. She is a member of the British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society, the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the British Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology.
Nóirín is committed to undergraduate and postgraduate training. She is a lecturer and module coordinator in the University College Cork MSc programme in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, while maintaining an active teaching role on the medical undergraduate programme. She lectures regularly on the PROMPT course, a multidisciplinary training course and provides regular training for medical and midwifery staff on obstetric emergencies. She also supervises research projects for undergraduate and postgraduate students, which has lead to presentations at local, national and international scientific meetings. She also teaches on the NMBI-certified midwifery training programme in third trimester obstetric ultrasound.
Nóirín is an advocate for staff engagement and recently chaired a quality improvement initiative at CUMH, called the “Ideas Forum”, where front line staff were invited to share their ideas and suggestions with the CUMH Directorate. Staff were then encouraged to participate in implementing these changes to ensure patients received better care.