Research Profile

Mairead O'Riordan

Biography

Dr Mairead O’Riordan graduated from Medical School in University College Cork in 1995. She became a member of member of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists in 2001. She pursued higher specialist training in the Rotunda Hospital, St. James’s Hospital, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and The National Maternity Hospital in Dublin and In the Unified Maternity Services (proceeded Cork University Maternity Hospital) and the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital in Cork.

In 2006 she took a training post in the Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine in National Women’s Hospital and was appointed a Senior Lecturer in the University of Auckland. She took up her current post in UCC/CUMH in 2008.

She has taken a central role in the delivery of medical education within the university. She is the lead in the provision of undergraduate obstetrics and gynaecology. Year head for GEM3/ DEM4 and a module coordinator (Maternal Medicine) within the MSc programme in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and a contributor to the other modules.

Her research interests include perinatal asphyxia and maternal medicine – diabetes, Vitamin D and long-term maternal health outcomes. She also has an interest in patient quality and safety and the interface of technology and clinical medicine and education.

Her clinical practice is undertaken at the Cork University Maternity Hospital and at Cork Obstetrics and Gynaecology Associates. She works in the Perinatal Medicine Service (includes diabetes). She is the clinical lead the area of Quality and patient Safety and is also the Clinical lead in the labour ward (deliveries approx 9,000/ annum)

Research Interests

My research interests include perinatal asphyxia and maternal medicine – diabetes, Vitamin D and long-term maternal health outcomes. I also has an interest in patient quality and safety and the interface of technology and clinical medicine and education.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(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 [Details]
(2009)'Fetal Heart Rate Patterns in Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy: Relationship with Early Cerebral Activity and Neuro developmental Outcome'
Murray, DM,O'Riordan, MN,Horgan, R,Boylan, G,Higgins, JR,Ryan, CA; (2009) 'Fetal Heart Rate Patterns in Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy: Relationship with Early Cerebral Activity and Neuro developmental Outcome'. American Journal of Perinatology, 26 :605-612 [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Prevalence of suboptimal vitamin D status during pregnancy'
O'Riordan MN, Kiely M, Higgins JR, Cashman KD. (2008) 'Prevalence of suboptimal vitamin D status during pregnancy'. Irish Medical Journal, 101 (8):1-3 [Details]
(2003)'Haemostasis in normal and abnormal pregnancy'
O'Riordan MN, Higgins JR; (2003) 'Haemostasis in normal and abnormal pregnancy'. Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecology, 17 (3):385-396 [Details]
(2001)'The HELLP syndrome: maternal and perinatal outcome'
Murray D, O'Riordan M, Geary M, Phillips R, Clarke T, McKenna P; (2001) 'The HELLP syndrome: maternal and perinatal outcome'. Irish Medical Journal, 94 (1):16-18 [Details]
(2000)'Sera prevalence of varicella zoster virus in pregnant women in Dublin'
O’Riordan M, O’Gorman C, Morgan C, McCafferkey M, Henry G,McKenna P. (2000) 'Sera prevalence of varicella zoster virus in pregnant women in Dublin'. Irish Journal Of Medical Scienceirish Journal Of Medical Science, [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2012)Reproductive Sciences
Neville GM, O’Sullivan R, Zhang Y, Kiely M, O’Riordan MN. (2012) To Examine the Association between Suboptimal Vitamin D Status and Diabetes in a Pregnant Cohort in Ireland Reproductive Sciences , pp.335-335 [Details]
(2011)AUDIT OF INDUCTION OF LABOUR AND ANTIBIOTIC USE IN SPONTANEOUS RUPTURE OF MEMBRANES AT TERM IN CORK UNIVERSITY MATERNITY HOSPITAL
O'Sullivan, R,O'Riordan, MN (2011) IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE AUDIT OF INDUCTION OF LABOUR AND ANTIBIOTIC USE IN SPONTANEOUS RUPTURE OF MEMBRANES AT TERM IN CORK UNIVERSITY MATERNITY HOSPITAL , pp.160-160 [Details]
(2011)POST NATAL GLUCOSE TOLERANCE TESTING IN GESTATIONAL DIABETES
O'Loughlin, R,O'Riordan, M (2011) IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE POST NATAL GLUCOSE TOLERANCE TESTING IN GESTATIONAL DIABETES , pp.150-150 [Details]
(2011)TO INVESTIGATE THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN SUBOPTIMAL VITAMIN D LEVELS AND GESTATIONAL DIABETES IN A CORK COHORT
Neville, G,O' Sullivan, R,Quet, J,O' Riordan, MN (2011) IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE TO INVESTIGATE THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN SUBOPTIMAL VITAMIN D LEVELS AND GESTATIONAL DIABETES IN A CORK COHORT , pp.165-165 [Details]
(2011)ASCERTAINMENT OF PATIENT KNOWLEDGE, BELIEFS AND PREFERENCES REGARDING FOLIC ACID SUPPLEMENTATION, AND FORTIFICATION, IN AN IRISH PREGNANT POPULATION
Mullane, PJ,O'Riordan, MN (2011) IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE ASCERTAINMENT OF PATIENT KNOWLEDGE, BELIEFS AND PREFERENCES REGARDING FOLIC ACID SUPPLEMENTATION, AND FORTIFICATION, IN AN IRISH PREGNANT POPULATION , pp.164-164 [Details]
(2010)Determining the use of nucleated red blood cells as a marker of intrauterine growth restriction and hypoxix ischaemic encephalopathy
Campbell, S,Murray, D,O'Riordan, M (2010) IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE Determining the use of nucleated red blood cells as a marker of intrauterine growth restriction and hypoxix ischaemic encephalopathy , pp.74-74 [Details]
(2010)What time is it?
Abe, M,Benson, J,Keohane, K,O'Riordan, M (2010) IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE What time is it? , pp.81-81 [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2008)The Risks and Benefits of Sun Exposure in New Zealand.
Wendy Billingsley , Julia Clark , Susan Cook , Donna Cormack , Julia Gallagher, Judith Galtry , Ailsa Goulding , Tim Green, Richard McKenzie, Mairead O'Riordan , Tony Reeder , Louise Reiche , Robert , Craig Sinclair (2008) The Risks and Benefits of Sun Exposure in New Zealand. Cancer Society of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand.   [Details]
(2006)National Women's Annual Clinical Report 2006.
Julie Porfiriadis, Coralee Jones, Coila Bevan, Professor Cindy Farquhar, Associate Professor Lesley (2006) National Women's Annual Clinical Report 2006. Auckland District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand.   [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
1995Professor Kearney Prize University College Cork
2006Anu Medal and Ipsen Travelling scholarship (First prize for research presentation at annual UCC Munster meeting) University College Cork

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Royal college of Physcians of Ireland Member/
Medical Protection Society Member/
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecolgy Member/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2012)Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference,
O Leary, K; DiBlasi, Z; O Sullvan, D; O Riordan, M (2012) Expressions of Gratitude during Pregnancy in a Diary-based Randomised Clinical Trial. [Poster Presentation], Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference, Cork , 08-NOV-12 - 11-NOV-12. [Details]
(2012)59th Annual Meeting of the Society for Gynecological Investigation,
Murphy, N,Khashan, A,Kenny, LC,O'Riordan, M (2012) Limitations of Clinical Risk Screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. [Poster Presentation], 59th Annual Meeting of the Society for Gynecological Investigation, San Diego, USA . [Details]
(2009)Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology International Meeting,
O'Riordan MN (2009) Vitamin D in Pregnancy. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology International Meeting, Royal college of Physicians of Ireland . [Details]
(2008)Irish Perinatal Meeting,
O’RIORDAN MN, HORGAN R, QUINN S, ARYA A, GAOLEBALE A, SARKAR R, O’SULLIVAN K, CAHILL M, HIGGINS JR. (2008) Pharmacokinetics of low molecular weight heparins in the postpartum period. [Poster Presentation], Irish Perinatal Meeting, Galway . [Details]
(2007)Cancer Society of New Zealand, prior to update of their Position Statement,
O'Riordan (2007) Vitamin D in Pregnancy. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Cancer Society of New Zealand, prior to update of their Position Statement, Wellington, New Zealand . [Details]
(2007)National Women’s Hospital Clinical Report Day,
O'Riordan MN (2007) Normal Birth after Caesarean Section,. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], National Women’s Hospital Clinical Report Day, Aukland, New Zealand . [Details]
(2007)Otago Postgraduate Medical Society,
O'Riordan (2007) Vitamin D in Pregnancy. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Otago Postgraduate Medical Society, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand . [Details]
(2006)British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society Conference,
O’RIORDAN MN, BUCKLEY D, HIGGINS JR, CASHMAN KC (2006) Vitamin D intake in Irish pregnant women. [Poster Presentation], British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society Conference, Cardiff, UK . [Details]
(2007)Registrar teaching in Obstetrics and Gynaecology,
O'Riordan (2007) Clinical Governance in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Registrar teaching in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand . [Details]
(2006)Annual Anu Meeting,
O’RIORDAN MN, BUCKLEY D, HIGGINS JR, CASHMAN KC (2006) Vitamin D intake in Irish pregnant women ( Awarded Anu Medal). [Poster Presentation], Annual Anu Meeting, Kilkenny, Ireland . [Details]
(2006)Royal Academy of Medicine of Ireland,
O’RIORDAN MN, BUCKLEY D, HIGGINS JR, CASHMAN KC (2006) Vitamin D intake in Irish pregnant women (Awarded Registars Prize). [Poster Presentation], Royal Academy of Medicine of Ireland, Ireland . [Details]
(2005)Gynaecology Visiting Society,
MN O’RIORDAN, DM MURRAY, S GASHOUT, GB BOYLAN , S CONNOLLY, BP MURPHY, CA RYAN (2005) The CTG and timing of intra-uterine injury. [Poster Presentation], Gynaecology Visiting Society, Cork . [Details]
(2005)Annual Anu Meeting,
MN O’RIORDAN, DM MURRAY, S GASHOUT, GB BOYLAN , S CONNOLLY, BP MURPHY, CA RYAN (2005) The CTG and timing of intra-uterine injury. [Poster Presentation], Annual Anu Meeting, Kilkenny, Ireland . [Details]
(2005)12th ECCN Congress,
DM MURRAY, MN O’RIORDAN, S GASHOUT, GB BOYLAN, S CONNOLLY, BP MURPHY CA RYAN (2005) The relationship between fetal heart rate patterns, timing of neurological injury and EEG changes in neonatal encephalopathy. [Poster Presentation], 12th ECCN Congress, Stockholm . [Details]
(2004)Irish Gynae-oncology Society,
BENSON JE, O’RIORDAN MN, O’REILLY S, CURTAIN A, O’HANLON D (2004) Cervical Carcinoma: Secondary Palliative Surgical Management of Enterovaginal Fistulae: Report of three cases. [Poster Presentation], Irish Gynae-oncology Society, Cork . [Details]
(2004)Irish Gynae-oncology Society,
O’RIORDAN MN, HIGGINS JR, COULTER J (2004) Thyrotoxicosis and delayed ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) in a spontaneous pregnancy complicated by a hydatidiform mole. [Poster Presentation], Irish Gynae-oncology Society, Cork . [Details]
(2004)IPS meeting,
O’RIORDAN M, KIRWAN J, SEIGNE P, GAINE S, PERMEZEL M, HIGGINS JR (2004) Primary Pulmonary Hypertension in Pregnancy. [Poster Presentation], IPS meeting, Ireland . [Details]
(2000)IPS meeting,
O’RIORDAN MN, MURRAY D, GEARY M, PHILLIPS R, CLARKE T, MCKENNA P. (2000) The HELLP syndrome: maternal and perinatal outcome. [Poster Presentation], IPS meeting, Ireland . [Details]
(1999)IPS meeting,
O’RIORDAN M ,O’GORMAN C ,MONGAN C ,CAFFERKEY M,HENRY G, MCKENNA P (1999) Seraprevalence of Varicella Zoster Virus in Pregnant Women in Dublin. [Poster Presentation], IPS meeting, Ireland . [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Cork University Hospital Clinical Governance Committee Member/
Cork University Matenity Hospital Obstetric Wotking Group Chairperson and Clinical Lead/
Cork university Matenity Hospital Quality and Safety Group Chairperson and Clinical Lead/
School of Medcine Curriculum Committee Member/
5 Year Programme Oversight Committee Member/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Cork University Maternity Hospital / University College Cork Senior lecturer/Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist03-NOV-08 /
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Auckland District Health Board Senior lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology01-AUG-06 / 31-JAN-08
National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin 2 Specialist Registrar (‘Assistant Master’) in Obstetrics and Gynaecology02-JAN-06 / 31-JUL-06
University College Cork Research Registrar, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,02-JAN-05 / 31-DEC-05
Unified Maternity Services, Cork. Specialist Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology02-FEB-04 / 31-JUL-04
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College Cork Research Registrar01-OCT-03 / 29-FEB-04
South Infirmary Victoria Hospital, Cork Specialist Registrar in Gynaecology01-JUL-02 / 27-JUN-03
Unified Maternity Services, Cork Specialist Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology02-JUL-01 / 28-JUN-02
Rotunda Hospital, Dublin Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology01-JAN-01 / 29-JUN-01
Mater Hospital, Dublin Registrar in Gynaecology03-JAN-00 / 29-DEC-00
Rotunda Hospital, Dublin Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology01-JUL-99 / 31-DEC-99
Rotunda Hospital, Dublin Senior House Officer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology01-JUL-98 / 31-DEC-98
Saint James Hospital, Dublin Senior House Officer in Genito-Urinary Medicine01-JAN-98 / 30-JUN-98
Saint James Hospital, Dublin Senior House Officer in Gynaecology01-JUL-97 / 31-DEC-97
Rotunda Hospital, Dublin Senior House Officer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology01-JAN-97 / 30-JUN-97
Rotunda Hospital, Dublin Senior House Officer in Neonatology01-JUL-96 / 31-DEC-96
Mercy University Hospital, Cork Intern03-JUL-95 / 30-JUN-96

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2007Irish Committee of Higher Medical Training, Royal College of Physcians of Ireland Certificate of Educationof Higher Medical Training in Speciality of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
2000Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists London MRCOGObstetrics and Gynaecology
1995University College Cork MB BCH BAOMedicine
1998Royal College of Surgeons Of Ireland DCH - Diploma in Child HealthChild Health

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

I am passionate about both undergraduate and post graduate education. I lead the undergraduate programme in Obstetrics and Gynaecology where we directly provide the curriculum and teaching for in excess of 400 Undergraduate student per year. Obstetrics and Gynaecology is consistently rated very highly in the qualitative assessments by students on both quality  of teaching and organisation.

I am Year Head for Direct Entry Year 4/ Graduate Entry Year 3 ensuring that the curriculum is appropriately delivered and providing organisational and pastoral support for the that student body and to provide a conduit for information for students and the School of Medicine.

I coordinate the Postgraduate Module in Maternal Medicine and teach across the wider Masters in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. We have provided teaching across a variety of platforms including face to face teaching ,distance learning and eLearning. We have innovated in our assessments which have included guideline and patient information development webpage and podcasting while also examining using more traditional routes.

I actively lead and participate in Continued Professional Development for both our doctors and Midwifrey and Nursing staff introducing evidence based courses  to Cork University Maternity Hospital over the last number of years. These include the RANZCOG Fetal Surveillance P. K2  Training program and PROMPT (PRactical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training) course.


Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2014Dr Aimi Rahayu Abdul Rashid University College CorkMSc Health SciencesAnalysis of Metabolomic Profile of Umbilical Cord Blood following Normal Deliveries
2014Dr Grace Neville University College CorkMSc Health SciencesVitamin D Levels in a cohort attending for fertility treatment , Knowledge,attiudes behaviours and effects on outcomes.

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015Maternal Medicine OG6002Maternal Medicine
2015Principles and Practices of Obstetrics and Gynaecology CP5400Principles and Practices of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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