Research Profile

Richard Greene

Biography

Professor Richard Greene, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, gained much of his clinical experience in the Coombe Womens' Hospital, Dublin. In July 1999, he took up a position as Fellow in Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, USA. On his return to Ireland in 2001, he joined UCC as Senior Lecturer/Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology: and took up his current posts as Director of the National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre (NPEC) and Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, UCC, in 2007. Prof. Greene was instrumental in commissioning and establishing the new maternity services at CUMH and continues to maintain a senior management position within the service; now chair of the Data Governance Group for the South/South West Hospital Group. His research interests include maternal-fetal medicine, epidemiology, health services research incorporating quality of service and the use of Information Technology towards the improvement of healthcare.  Specifically, his future interests lie in the further development of NPEC as a national service with the aim to improve clinical services for Irish patients. Towards this goal, he has been involved in the development of a single national chart for obstetrics.  He has initiated the idea of a national electronic health record and remains centrally involved in the Maternal Newborn Clinical Management System (MN_CMS) project, to get a single electronic medical record for all mothers and babies in Ireland.  He sees this a vital development in improving care in the maternity services, it is recognised as a central plank of the national maternity strategy.  Prof. Greene believes it is also the 'Pathfinder project' for a complete eHR in Ireland.  Prof. Greene is also committed to advancing the UCC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology goal to become a major research unit in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at basic science and clinical level.  Prof. Greene's clinical practice is undertaken at the Cork University Maternity Hospital and at Cork Obstetrics and Gynaecology Associates

Research Interests

My current focus in research is aimed at advancing the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, UCC goal to become a major research unit in our specialty at a molecular and clinical level. This includes:

1.Direct involvement in the planning, funding generation and the development of the research unit, on the 5th Floor of Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH) incorporating the Anu Research Centre for Reproductive Molecular Research, The National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre and the Centre for Gynaecological Innovation.

2.The development of a research ethos among the doctors in training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. This involves attendance at a weekly research meeting on Friday mornings during academic term time and providing mentorship to individuals undertaking research and audit. At the research meeting, research ideas are generated, assigned to and developed with the doctors in training.


3.Member of the Global Network for Reproductive Health Research - this group is an international group of clinicians with training in Maternal Fetal Medicine and Epidemioligy working in the developed and developing world, planning clinical research. Previous research has included prevalence studies of Group B Streptococci, Effects of pesticides on reproductive health in South America. Funding has mainly come from Overseas development agencies in the USA. Current studies include - emergency cerclage (we have not had any patients meeting the inclusion criteria) and the development of a longitudinal observational study on Doppler indices in complex pregnancies attempting to get large numbers of patients through collaboration. The director of the GNRHR is Dr J Tolosa, Washington University, Portland.

My future research interest lies in the area of health services research incorporating risk management, quality of service and translational research locally within our own service and nationally through the National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre


Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
CUF Perinatal Biostatistics.Foundation Funded Research01-JAN-1331-DEC-18€32,500.00
National Perinatal Epidemiology CentreHealth Boards04-DEC-0621-JAN-24€8,101,400.00

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2014)'Caesarean section and rate of subsequent stillbirth, miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy: a Danish register-based cohort study'
O’Neill, SM, Agerbo, E, Kenny, LC, Henriksen, TB, Kearney, PM, Greene, RA, Mortensen, PB, Khashan, AS (2014) 'Caesarean section and rate of subsequent stillbirth, miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy: a Danish register-based cohort study'. Plos Medicine, 11 (7)   [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Private health care coverage and increased risk of obstetric intervention'
Lutomski JE, Murphy M, Devane D, Meaney S, Greene RA (2014) 'Private health care coverage and increased risk of obstetric intervention'. BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 14 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'The effect of moderate gestational alcohol consumption during pregnancy on speech and language outcomes in children: a systematic review'
O'Keeffe LM, Greene RA, Kearney PM (2014) 'The effect of moderate gestational alcohol consumption during pregnancy on speech and language outcomes in children: a systematic review'. Systematic reviews, 3 [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2014)'Does a Caesarean section increase the time to a second live birth? A register-based cohort study'
O'Neill SM, Khashan AS, Henriksen TB, Kenny LC, Kearney PM, Mortensen PB, Greene RA, Agerbo E (2014) 'Does a Caesarean section increase the time to a second live birth? A register-based cohort study'. Human reproduction (Oxford, England), [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'PP32 Qualitative analysis of maternal morbidities: the patient’s experience'
Meaney, S,O’Connor, L,Lutomski, JE,O’Donoghue, K,Greene, RA (2014) 'PP32 Qualitative analysis of maternal morbidities: the patient’s experience'. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 68 (Suppl 1Suppl 1) [Details]
(2014)'Hyperemesis gravidarum: current perspectives'
McCarthy FP, Lutomski JE, Greene RA (2014) 'Hyperemesis gravidarum: current perspectives'. International journal of women's health, 6 :719-725 [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2014)'Primary Caesarean Section and Explained or Unexplained Stillbirth-A Competing Risks Analysis'
O'Neill SM, Agerbo E, Kenny LC, Henriksen TB, Kearney PM, Greene RA, Mortensen PB, Khashan AS (2014) 'Primary Caesarean Section and Explained or Unexplained Stillbirth-A Competing Risks Analysis'. Reproductive Sciences, 21 (3):201A-201A [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System in Ireland: Methods and Response Rates'
O'Keeffe LM, Kearney PM, Greene RA (2014) 'Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System in Ireland: Methods and Response Rates'. Maternal and child health journal, [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Placenta accreta and maternal morbidity in the Republic of Ireland, 2005-2010'
Upson, K,Silver, RM,Greene, R,Lutomski, J,Holt, VL (2014) 'Placenta accreta and maternal morbidity in the Republic of Ireland, 2005-2010'. Journal Of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, 27 :24-29 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Caesarean section and subsequent ectopic pregnancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis'
O'Neill S, Khashan AS, Kenny LC, Greene RA, Henriksen TB, Lutomski JE, et al. (2013) 'Caesarean section and subsequent ectopic pregnancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis'. British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 120 (6):671-680   [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Antenatal and Intrapartum Care of Pregnancy with lethal fetal anomaly'
McNamara K, O'Donoghue K, O'Connell O and Greene RA; (2013) 'Antenatal and Intrapartum Care of Pregnancy with lethal fetal anomaly'. The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, 15 :189-194 [Details]
(2013)'Caesarean Section and Time to Next Birth, Ectopic Pregnancy, Miscarriage or Stillbirth-A Danish Register-Based Study'
O’Neill SM, Agerbo E, KennyLC, Henriksen TB, Kearney PM, Greene RA, Mortensen PB, Lutomski JE, Khashan AS, Meaney S (2013) 'Caesarean Section and Time to Next Birth, Ectopic Pregnancy, Miscarriage or Stillbirth-A Danish Register-Based Study'. Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal Neonatel Ed, 98 (Supp 1):A87-A87   [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'At What Price? A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Comparing Trial of Labour after Previous Caesarean versus Elective Repeat Caesarean Delivery'
Fawsitt, C.G., Bourke, J., Greene, R.A., Everard, C.M., Murphy,A., Lutomski, J.E. (2013) 'At What Price? A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Comparing Trial of Labour after Previous Caesarean versus Elective Repeat Caesarean Delivery'. Plos One, 8 (3)   [Details]
(2013)'Caesarean section and subsequent ectopic pregnancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis'
O'Neill S, Khashan A, Kenny L, Greene R, Henriksen T, Lutomski J, Kearney P (2013) 'Caesarean section and subsequent ectopic pregnancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis'. BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Caesarean section 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 section and subsequent pregnancy interval- a systematic review and meta-analysis'. Bmc Pregnancy And Childbirth, 13 [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2012)'Increasing trends in atonic postpartum haemorrhage in Ireland: An 11-year population-based cohort study'
Lutomski JE, Byrne BM, Devane D, Greene RA; (2012) 'Increasing trends in atonic postpartum haemorrhage in Ireland: An 11-year population-based cohort study'. An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 119 :306-314 [Details]
(2012)'OP46 The Association Between Private Patient Status and Caesarean Delivery: A Retrospective Cohort Study of 403,642 Childbirth Hospitalisations'
Lutomski, JE,Murphy, M,Devane, D,Meaney, S,Greene, RA (2012) 'OP46 The Association Between Private Patient Status and Caesarean Delivery: A Retrospective Cohort Study of 403,642 Childbirth Hospitalisations'. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 66 (Suppl 1Suppl 1) [Details]
(2012)'Severe maternal morbidity during childbirth hospitalisation: a comparative analysis between the Republic of Ireland and Australia'
Lutomski, JE,Greene, RA,Byrne, BM (2012) 'Severe maternal morbidity during childbirth hospitalisation: a comparative analysis between the Republic of Ireland and Australia'. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 163 :148-153 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Maternal Morbidity During Hospitalization for Delivery'
Lutomski, JE,Morrison, JJ,Greene, RA,Lydon-Rochelle, MT; (2011) 'Maternal Morbidity During Hospitalization for Delivery'. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 117 :596-602 [Details]
(2011)'An unusual case of small bowel obstruction post caesarean section'
Marchocki Z, Brennan DJ, Mak C, O'Riordan M, Greene RA (2011) 'An unusual case of small bowel obstruction post caesarean section'. Journal of Surgical Research, 11 [CORA Link] [Details]
(2011)'Increasing trends in atonic postpartum haemmorage in Ireland: an 11 year population based cohort study'
Lutomski JE, Byrne BM, Devane D, Greene RA (2011) 'Increasing trends in atonic postpartum haemmorage in Ireland: an 11 year population based cohort study'. British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, :306-314 [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]
(2009)'Reduced Fetal Movements'
Unterscheider J, Horgan R, O'Donoghue K and Greene RA; (2009) 'Reduced Fetal Movements'. The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, 11 (4):245-251 [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, R.A., Higgins, J.R. (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]
(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]
(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]
(2001)'Is fetal abdominal subcutaneous fat comparable with established indices of growth restriction?'
Skinner J, O'Donoghue K, Gardeil F, Greene R, Turner MJ; (2001) 'Is fetal abdominal subcutaneous fat comparable with established indices of growth restriction?'. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 21 (5):439-442 [DOI] [Details]
(2000)'Obstetric and Neonatal outcome of babies weighing more than 4.5 kg: an analysis by parity'
Mocanu E V, Greene R A, Byrne B & Turner M J ; (2000) 'Obstetric and Neonatal outcome of babies weighing more than 4.5 kg: an analysis by parity'. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, [Details]
(2000)'Sonographic measurement of subcutaneous fat in the fetal abdomen: a new predictor of growth restriction?'
Gardeil F, Greene RA, Stuart BJ & Turner MJ ; (2000) 'Sonographic measurement of subcutaneous fat in the fetal abdomen: a new predictor of growth restriction?'. Contemorary Reviews in Obstetrics and Gynecology, [Details]
(1999)'Subcutaneous fat in the fetal abdomen as a predictor of growth restriction'
Gardeil F, Greene RA, Stuart BJ & Turner MJ ; (1999) 'Subcutaneous fat in the fetal abdomen as a predictor of growth restriction'. Eur. Jnl. Obstetrics & Gynecology, [Details]
(1999)'What do Irish women know about cervical screening?'
Cotter A, Greene R A & Turner M J ; (1999) 'What do Irish women know about cervical screening?'. Irish Journal of Medicine, [Details]
(1998)'What are the maternal implications of a classical caesarean section?'
Greene RA, Fitzpatrick C & Turner M J ; (1998) 'What are the maternal implications of a classical caesarean section?'. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, [Details]
(1998)'Does an abnormal umbilical artery doppler preclude a trial of labour?'
Skinner J, Greene R A, Gardeil F, Ni Scannaill S, Stuart B J & Turner M J ; (1998) 'Does an abnormal umbilical artery doppler preclude a trial of labour?'. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, [Details]
(1998)'Conjoint twins in a triplet pregnancy'
Gardeil F, Greene R A, Ni Scanaill S & Skinner J ; (1998) 'Conjoint twins in a triplet pregnancy'. Eur. Jnl. Obstetrics & Gynecology, [Details]
(1998)'Does an abnormal umbilical artery doppler preclude a trial of labour?'
Skinner J, Greene RA, Gardeil F, Ni Scannaill S, Stuart BJ & Turner MJ; (1998) 'Does an abnormal umbilical artery doppler preclude a trial of labour?'. European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 79 (1):35-38 [DOI] [Details]
(1998)'Inherited thrombophilia and pregnancy: the obstetric perspective. Seminars in Thrombosis and Haemostasis'
Bonnar J, Greene RA, Norris L; (1998) 'Inherited thrombophilia and pregnancy: the obstetric perspective. Seminars in Thrombosis and Haemostasis'. Seminars in Thrombosis and Haemostasis, :49-53 [Details]
(1997)'Puerperal ovarian vein thrombosis in a triplet pregnancy complicated by a single intrauterine death'
Skinner J, Greene R A and Stuart B ; (1997) 'Puerperal ovarian vein thrombosis in a triplet pregnancy complicated by a single intrauterine death'. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2009)'Reduced Fetal Movements'
Unterscheider J, Horgan RP, O'Donoghue K and Greene RA.; (2009) 'Reduced Fetal Movements' The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, 11 (4) :245-251. [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2014)Society for Social Medicine 58th Annual Scientific Meeting
S Meaney, L O’Connor, JE Lutomski, K O’Donoghue, RA Greene (2014) PP32 Qualitative analysis of maternal morbidities: the patient’s experience Society for Social Medicine 58th Annual Scientific Meeting [Details]
(2012)Society for Social Medicine 56th Annual Scientific Meeting
JE Lutomski, M Murphy, D Devane, S Meaney, RA Greene (2012) OP46 The Association Between Private Patient Status and Caesarean Delivery: A Retrospective Cohort Study of 403,642 Childbirth Hospitalisations Society for Social Medicine 56th Annual Scientific Meeting [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)International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians
Sheridan CP, O'Donoghue K, Greene RA and Higgins JR; (2005) Audit of the use of Atosiban in a tertiary university teaching hospital International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians 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]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2014)Perinatal Mortality in Ireland - Annual Report 2012.
Manning E, Corcoran P, Meaney S, Greene RA, on behalf of the Perinatal Mortality Group (2014) Perinatal Mortality in Ireland - Annual Report 2012. National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre, Cork, Ireland. [Details]
(2013)Planned Home births in Ireland Annual Report 2012; HSE National Home birth Service provided by Self Employed Community Midwives.
Meaney S, Sweeney S, Delaney J, Corcoran P, Greene RA, Sugrue S. (2013) Planned Home births in Ireland Annual Report 2012; HSE National Home birth Service provided by Self Employed Community Midwives. Health Service Executive, Cork. [Details]
(2013)Severe Maternal Morbidity Report 2011.
Manning E, Corcoran P, Meaney S, Greene RA, on behalf of the Perinatal Mortality Group. (2013) Severe Maternal Morbidity Report 2011. National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre, Cork.   [Details]
(2013)Perinatal Mortality in Ireland Annual Report 2011.
Manning E, Corcoran P, Meaney S, Greene RA, on behalf of the Perinatal Mortality Group (2013) Perinatal Mortality in Ireland Annual Report 2011. National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre, Cork. [Details]

Abstract

 YearPublication
(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]
(2013)Trial of labor after caesarean delivery in Ireland.
Lutomski, J,Greene, R,Meaney, S,Forgeard, N,Devane, D,Daly, D (2013) Trial of labor after caesarean delivery in Ireland. 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]
(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)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)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]
(2012)THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN PRIVATE PATIENT STATUS AND CAESAREAN DELIVERY: A RETROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY OF 403,642 CHILDBIRTH HOSPITALISATIONS.
Lutomski, JE,Murphy, M,Devane, D,Meaney, S,Greene, RA (2012) THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN PRIVATE PATIENT STATUS AND CAESAREAN DELIVERY: A RETROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY OF 403,642 CHILDBIRTH HOSPITALISATIONS. Abstract [DOI] [Details]
(2011)ASSESSMENT OF OBSTETRIC EMERGENCY TRAINING UNDERTAKEN BY THE CUMH STAFF.
Marchocki, Z,Greene, R (2011) ASSESSMENT OF OBSTETRIC EMERGENCY TRAINING UNDERTAKEN BY THE CUMH STAFF. Abstract [Details]
(2010)Staff knowledge on management of extreme prematurity.
Babiker, E,Dempsey, G,Greene, R (2010) Staff knowledge on management of extreme prematurity. 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)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]

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]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2001Fellows teaching award Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
2000Fellows teaching award Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
1998Daniel John Cunningham Memorial Medal in Anatomy
1988Walter Rennison Book Prize in Anatomy
1989Upjohn Prize in Microbiology
1990Professor¿s Prize for Paediatrics
1990President¿s Prize for Undergraduates ¿ I.C.G.P. Essay competition
1996The Masters travel prize for obstetrics and Gynaecology, Coombe¿s Women¿s Hospital, July 1996.

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London Fellow member/
Institute of Obstetrics Member/
Royal College of Physicians in Ireland Fellow member/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2015)Grand Rounds; Current round 2014-2015,
Greene RA (2015) Are our maternity services safe? Review of audit evidence’. [Plenary Lecture], Grand Rounds; Current round 2014-2015, CUMH . [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)Intensive Care Society of Ireland Annual Scientific Meeting,
Greene RA (2014) Severe Maternal Morbidity and Mortality:learning from the national audit. [Invited Oral Presentation], Intensive Care Society of Ireland Annual Scientific Meeting, Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin . [Details]
(2014)Society for Social Medicine 58th Annual Scientific Meeting,
Corcoran, P,Manning, E,Meaney, S,Lutomski, JE,O’Connor, L,Drummond, L,Greene, RA (2014) PP28 The incidence and cause of perinatal mortality and severe maternal morbidity in Ireland: findings from two national clinical audits. [Poster Presentation], Society for Social Medicine 58th Annual Scientific Meeting, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford Keble College, Oxford . [Details]
(2014)CUMH General Practitioners Study Day,
Greene RA (2014) Are our Maternity Hospitals safe?” - Maternal and perinatal mortality in Ireland. [Plenary Lecture], CUMH General Practitioners Study Day, Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork . [Details]
(2014)Public Forum on Caesarean Section Science Week,
Greene RA (2014) ‘Caesarean Section – Past and Present’. [Plenary Lecture], Public Forum on Caesarean Section Science Week, Main Auditorium Cork University Hospital . [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)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)Adverse Events in Healthcare Conference,
Greene RA (2013) Medico-legal challenges. [Invited Oral Presentation], Adverse Events in Healthcare Conference, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC . [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]
(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]
(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)55th Annual Meeting for the Society for Social Medicine,
Lutomski JE, Murphy M, Devane D, Meaney S, Greene RA (2012) The association between private patient status and Caesarean delivery: A retrospective cohort study of 403,642 childbirth hospitalisations. [Oral Presentation], 55th Annual Meeting for the Society for Social Medicine, London, England , 12-SEP-12 - 14-SEP-12. [Details]
(2012)Cochrane in Ireland Conference,
O'Neill SM, Khashan AS, Kenny LC, Greene RA, Henriksen TB, Lutomski JE (2012) Caesarean section and subsequent ectopic pregnancy systematic review and meta-analysis. [Poster Presentation], Cochrane in Ireland Conference, Dublin City University , 27-JAN-12 - 27-JAN-12. [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)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)15th Annual Conference for the British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society,
Lutomski JE (2012) Severe maternal morbidity in Ireland:what are the rates? What are the risks?. [Poster Presentation], 15th Annual Conference for the British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society, Glasgow Scotland , 19-APR-12 - 20-APR-12. [Details]
(2011)International Stillbirth Alliance (ISA) 7th Annual Conference,,
McNamara K, O’Donoghue K, O’Connell O and Greene RA (2011) Antenatal and Intrapartum Care of Pregnancy Complicated by Lethal Fetal Anomaly. [Oral Presentation], International Stillbirth Alliance (ISA) 7th Annual Conference,, Antigua , 25-NOV-11 - 25-NOV-11. [Details]
(2011)55th Annual Meeting for the Society for Social Medicine,
Van Lente E, Lutomski JE, Greene RA, Manning EB; (2011) Perinatal mortality in Ireland 2008-2009: Towards better audits. [Poster Presentation], 55th Annual Meeting for the Society for Social Medicine, Warwick, England , 14-SEP-11 - 16-SEP-11. [Details]
(2011)Junior Obstetrics and Gynaecology Meeting, Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland,,
Wong LFA, McGrath M, Reidy N, Cahill M, Greene RA, O’Donoghue K (2011) Non-invasive fetal RHD genotyping using a one stop real-time PCR technique. [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)International Stillbirth Alliance (ISA) 7th Annual Conference,
McNamara K, O’Donoghue K, O’Connell O and Greene RA (2011) “Presentation of twins at delivery compared to ultrasound at 32, 34 and 36 gestational weeks.”. [Oral Presentation], International Stillbirth Alliance (ISA) 7th Annual Conference, Antigua . [Details]
(2011)Irish Perinatal Society Annual Meeting,
Manning EB, Van Lente E, Greene RA; (2011) Perinatal mortality in Ireland in 2008-2009: What we know and new directions to enhance future audit. [Oral Presentation], Irish Perinatal Society Annual Meeting, Galway, Ireland , 25-MAR-11 - 26-MAR-11. [Details]
(2011)Irish Perinatal Society Annual Meeting,
Lutomski JE, Greene RA, Khashan AS; (2011) The association between maternal body mass index and adverse pregnancy outcomes. [Poster Presentation], Irish Perinatal Society Annual Meeting, Galway, Ireland , 25-MAR-11 - 26-MAR-11. [Details]
(2011)Irish Perinatal Society Annual Meeting,
Lutomski JE, Bridgette Byrne, Declan Devane, Greene RA; (2011) Increasing postpartum haemorrhage rates in Ireland, 1999-2009. [Oral Presentation], Irish Perinatal Society Annual Meeting, Galway, Ireland , 25-MAR-11 - 26-MAR-11. [Details]
(2011)24th Annual Meeting for the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research,
Upson K, Silver R, Greene RA, Lutomski JE, Lydon-Rochelle MT; (2011) Incidence and maternal complications associated with placenta accreta in the Republic of Ireland, 2005-2008. [Poster Presentation], 24th Annual Meeting for the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, Montreal, Canada , 20-JUN-11 - 21-JUN-11. [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]
(2011)National Obstetrics and Gynaecology Summit,
Greene RA (2011) Maternal Morbidity – a review of the learning. [Invited Oral Presentation], National Obstetrics and Gynaecology Summit, Dublin Castle . [Details]
(2011)55th Annual Meeting for the Society for Social Medicine,
Lutomski JE, Bridgette Byrne, Declan Devane, Greene RA; (2011) Trends in postpartum haemorrhage in Ireland: an 11-year population-based cohort study. [Oral Presentation], 55th Annual Meeting for the Society for Social Medicine, Warwick, England , 14-SEP-11 - 16-SEP-11. [Details]
(2011)Retaining Medical Talent in Ireland: Re-Establishing Ireland as the Employer of Choice,
Greene RA (2011) Hosted by Forum of Irish Postgraduate Medical Training Bodies. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Retaining Medical Talent in Ireland: Re-Establishing Ireland as the Employer of Choice, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 , 01-DEC-11 - 01-DEC-11. [Details]
(2011)Junior Obstetrics and Gynaecology Meeting,
Wong LFA, McGrath M, Reidy N, Cahill M, Greene RA, O’Donoghue K (2011) Non-invasive fetal RHD genotyping using a one stop real-time PCR technique. [Oral Presentation], Junior Obstetrics and Gynaecology Meeting, Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dublin . [Details]
(2011)National Obstetrics and Gynaecology Summit,
Greene RA (2011) Obstetrics and Gynaecology Summit 2011. [Invited Oral Presentation], National Obstetrics and Gynaecology Summit, Dublin Castle , 29-NOV-11 - 29-DEC-11. [Details]
(2010)Grand Rounds; Initial round 2010-2011,
Greene RA (2010) ‘The National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre Audits’. [Plenary Lecture], Grand Rounds; Initial round 2010-2011, CUMH . [Details]
(2010)23rd Annual Meeting for the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research,
Lutomski JE, Morrison JJ, Greene RA, Lydon-Rochelle MT; (2010) What hospital discharge data reveals about maternal morbidity in Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 23rd Annual Meeting for the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, Washington, USA , 22-JUN-10 - 23-JUN-10. [Details]
(2010)Ireland's Annual Joint Midwifery Conference,
Manning EB, Greene RA; (2010) Perinatal mortality in Ireland in 2008: A national perspective. [Poster Presentation], Ireland's Annual Joint Midwifery Conference, Armagh, Northern Ireland , 14-OCT-10 - 14-OCT-10. [Details]
(2010)NPEC Caesarean Section Study Day,
Greene RA (2010) Caesarean Section Trends and considerations’. [Plenary Lecture], NPEC Caesarean Section Study Day, CUMP . [Details]
(2009)CUMH General Practitioners Study Day,
Greene RA (2009) ‘Overview of services and clinical outcomes at CUMH. [Plenary Lecture], CUMH General Practitioners Study Day, CUMH . [Details]
(2008)Babylifeline Conference,
Greene RA (2008) Obesity and Reproduction’. [Plenary Lecture], Babylifeline Conference, CUMH . [Details]
(2006)The British Maternal Fetal Medicine Society,
O'Donoghue K, Sheridan CP, O’Sullivan K, Greene RA and Higgins JR (2006) Timing of birth related to obstetric practice and neonatal outcome Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. [Oral Presentation], The British Maternal Fetal Medicine Society, Cardiff, UK , 01-APR-06 - 01-APR-06. [Details]
(2006)GP Study day CUMH,
Greene RA (2006) Conference Organising Committee Member GP Study day, CUMH. [Conference Organising Committee Member], GP Study day CUMH, CUMH , 01-SEP-06 - 01-SEP-06. [Details]
(2005)The 3rd International Scientific Meeting of the Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, Dublin,,
Sheridan CP, O'Donoghue K, Greene RA and Higgins JR (2005) Audit of the use of Atosiban in a tertiary university teaching hospital. [Oral Presentation], The 3rd International Scientific Meeting of the Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, Dublin,, Dublin , 01-MAY-05 - 01-MAY-05. [Details]
(2005)International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians,
O'Donoghue K, Sheridan CP, O¿Sullivan K, Greene RA and Higgins ; (2005) Timing of birth related to obstetric practice and neonatal outcome. [Oral Presentation], International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, Dublin , 01-MAY-05 - 01-MAY-05. [Details]
(2005)13th Annual Research Day, Faculty of Medicine and Health,
O'Donoghue K, Sheridan CP, O¿Sullivan K, Greene RA and Higgins ; (2005) Timing of birth related to obstetric practice and neonatal outcome. [Oral Presentation], 13th Annual Research Day, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University College Cork , 01-JUN-05 - 01-JUN-05. [Details]
(2005)The 3rd, International Scientific Meeting of the Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, Dublin,
O'Donoghue K, Sheridan CP, O’Sullivan K, Greene RA and Higgins JR (2005) Timing of birth related to obstetric practice and neonatal outcome. [Oral Presentation], The 3rd, International Scientific Meeting of the Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, Dublin, Dublin , 01-MAY-05 - 01-MAY-05. [Details]
(2005)The 3rd International scientific meeting of the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians,
Sheridan CP, Greene. RA., O’Donoghue K, &, Higgins JR (2005) Self collected versus health professional collected swab to identify prevalence of Group B Streptococcus in pregnant Irish women: comparison of patient preference and efficacy. [Oral Presentation], The 3rd International scientific meeting of the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, Dublin , 01-MAY-05 - 01-MAY-05. [Details]
(2005)The 3rd International scientific Meeting of the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, Dublin,
Arya A, Benson J, O'Sullivan K, Greene RA, Higgins JR (2005) Trends in maternal weight in an Irish population. [Oral Presentation], The 3rd International scientific Meeting of the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, Dublin, Dublin , 01-MAY-05 - 01-MAY-05. [Details]
(2005)The 10th Annual Conference of British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society,
Greene RA (2005) Increasing maternal weight significantly impacts on pregnancy outcome. [Oral Presentation], The 10th Annual Conference of British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society, Nottingham , 01-APR-05 - 01-APR-05. [Details]
(2005)Annual Anu Research Meeting, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College Cork,
O'Donoghue K, Sheridan CP, O¿Sullivan K, Greene RA and Higgins ; (2005) Timing of birth related to obstetric practice and neonatal outcome. [Oral Presentation], Annual Anu Research Meeting, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College Cork, Mount Juliet Estate, Kilkenny , 01-JUN-05 - 01-JUN-05. [Details]
(2005)Junior Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society (Ireland) Annual Meeting, Dublin,,
Greene RA (2005) Management of twin pregnancies in Cork Unified Maternity Hospital 2004. [Oral Presentation], Junior Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society (Ireland) Annual Meeting, Dublin,, Dublin , 01-NOV-05 - 01-NOV-05. [Details]
(2004)The Irish Perinatal Society,
Greene RA (2004) organized the venue, external speaker (Obstetrics) and the running of the meeting on the day ¿ 90+ delegates. [Conference Organising Committee Member], The Irish Perinatal Society, Ireland , 01-JAN-04 - 01-JAN-04. [Details]
(2004)The Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics Meeting,
Greene RA (2004) The Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics Meeting, Conference Organising Committee Member. [Conference Organising Committee Member], The Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics Meeting, , , 01-APR-04 - 01-APR-04. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Maternal Newborn Clinical Management System (MN-CMS) Project Clinical Lead/
National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre Governance Committee Member/
Maternal Newborn Clinical Management System (MN-CMS) Project Board member/
Clinical Care Programme in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Member/
National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre Severe Maternal Morbidity Group Member/
National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre Severe Perinatal Mortality Group Member/
HSE Review Group for Maternity Services Member/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Coombe Woman¿s Hospital, Dublin 8 Senior Registrar/Assistance Master in Obstetrics and Gynecology/
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, USA Fellow in Maternal-Fetal Medicine/
onsultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist/Senior Lecturer (Special interest in Quality of service/risk management)/
University College Cork Director of the National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre and Professor of Clinical Obstetrics./

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1982University College, Dublin BAGRSC
1991Trinity College Dublin MB BCH BAO
1992University College, Dublin DiplomaChild Health
2000Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia CertificateBiostatistics and SPSS

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Executive
Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology MRCPI exam committee
CEMACH Ireland
Foundation Member of the Maternal Neonatal Clinical Management System (MN_CMS) Project Board, HSE

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Irish Medical Journal Referee-

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Lecturer/Teacher at UCC medical school September, 2001 to date.  Coordination of the undergraduate teaching for the department.  Direct teaching duties include didactic lectures, tutorials and on the ward teaching to the students and to visiting medical students on electives.  Final Medical year examiner for written, clinical and oral examinations.

Member of the medical student Mentor Program at UCC since it commenced in September 2004.  This involves meeting about three medical students each trimester (from year 1 and 2 to-date) and being available to assist them if they have problems during their studies

Postgraduate Teaching Program in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Additional to the MSc In Obstetrics and Gynaecology): I was involved in the concept, development and on going program of postgraduate teaching for all trainees in the Maternity Services.  This involves term time Friday afternoons sessions with reviews of sentinel papers in obstetrics and gynaecology, reviews of major guidelines from the HSE Clinical Care program, RCOG, NICE, etc. and lecturers/ discussions on major topics in Obstetrics and gynaecology.  External speakers form medical, neonatal and anaesthetic specialties are also invited to provide session in their pertinent areas for obstetrics/gynaecology. 

Assist with mentorship and  formal assessments of trainees at the Cork University Maternity Hospital – this involves the completion of a formal assessment sheet by the consultant overseeing the trainee for that period, followed by a short interview with each trainee to review problems, goals and plans for further training and future career.

Member of the MRCPI examination committee since 2002

MCQ question bank development for the MRCPI exam.  Examiner in written, clinical and oral exams twice yearly in Spring and Autumn

Trainer for the Specialist Registrar Training Program (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) with trainees since July 2004.

Chair of the Graduate Review committee: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, UCC


Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2014Linda O'Keeffe NUI CorkPhDMonitoring behaviours and experiences before, during and after pregnancy in Ireland
2014Sinead O'Neill NUI (UCC)PhDCaesarean Section and subsequent Pregnancy Outcome: a Danish register-based cohort study

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Cork University Maternity Hospital, 5th Floor, Wilton, Cork, Ireland

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