Research Profile

Biography

Dr Eileen Duggan was awarded a PhD in Medicine from UCC in 2013, for her research which examined the epidemiology of childhood allergic disorders in Cork schoolchildren.  With special focus on the effects of farming exposures during early childhood, her research also applied the novel geographical information system Health Atlas Ireland, for pattern analysis modelling. In her work as a lecturer in the medical school in UCC, Eileen teaches and facilitates student research projects.  She also co-ordinates the undergraduate student support programme.  Her research in medical education examines students’ participation and attitudes towards research, as well the use of reflection and visual thinking strategies to promote the development of observation, critical thinking and professionalism in medical students. Eileen also supports technological advances such as simulation in medical education and is a member of the ASSERT (Application of Science to Simulation Education and Research on Training) centre in UCC.  She was a team member on the FP7 funded project S-HELP (Securing Health Emergency Learning Planning).  The ASSERT work package is responsible for the development of training modules for health services to deal with the occurrence of  natural and deliberate disasters and the validation of multi-agency, cross-border decision support systems to facilitate the management of such events.   

Research Interests

Medical Education Research
  • Special Study Components
  • Undergraduate research education 
Student Well-being Research
  • Factors affecting student health & well-being
  • Help Seeking Behaviours
  • Student Support Services

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2019)'Medical students’ empathy and attitudes towards professionalism: Relationship with personality, specialty preference and medical programme'
O’Tuathaigh CMP, Nadhirah Idris A, Duggan E, Costa P, Costa MJ (2019) 'Medical students’ empathy and attitudes towards professionalism: Relationship with personality, specialty preference and medical programme'. Plos One, 14 (5)   [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Enhanced research assessment performance in graduate- vs. undergraduate-entry medical students: implications for recruitment into academic medicine'
Duggan E, O'Tuathaigh CMP, Horgan M, O'Flynn S (2014) 'Enhanced research assessment performance in graduate- vs. undergraduate-entry medical students: implications for recruitment into academic medicine'. QJM (Quarterly Journal of Medicine), 107 (9):735-741 [Details]
(2013)'Providing Research Opportunities for Medical Students: Challenges and Opportunities'
Duggan, EM., Doran, K., O'Flynn, S., O'Tuathaigh, CMP. (2013) 'Providing Research Opportunities for Medical Students: Challenges and Opportunities'. Medical Science Educator, 23 (1s):99-107   [Details]
(2012)'Selection of student selected component [SSCs] modules across the medical undergraduate curriculum: relationship with motivational factors'
O'Tuathaigh CMP, Duggan EM, Khashan A, Boylan G, O'Flynn S (2012) 'Selection of student selected component [SSCs] modules across the medical undergraduate curriculum: relationship with motivational factors'. Medical Teacher,   [Details]
(2012)'The 2002-2007 trends of prevalence of asthma, allergic rhinitis and eczema in Irish schoolchildren'
Duggan, EM., Sturley, J., Fitzgerald, A.P., Perry, I.J., Hourihane, J.O'B (2012) 'The 2002-2007 trends of prevalence of asthma, allergic rhinitis and eczema in Irish schoolchildren'. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 23 (55):464-71464   [Details]
(2010)'Epidemiology of allergic reactions to hymenoptera stings in Irish school children'
Jennings, Aisling, Duggan, Eileen, Perry, Ivan J., Hourihane, Jonathan O’B (2010) 'Epidemiology of allergic reactions to hymenoptera stings in Irish school children'. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 21 (88):1166-11701166   [Details]
(2009)'Infant feeding and allergy prevention: a review of current knowledge and recommendations. A EuroPrevall state of the art paper'
Grimshaw, KEC,Allen, K,Edwards, CA,Beyer, K,Boulay, A,van der Aa, LB,Sprikkelman, A,Belohlavkova, S,Clausen, M,Dubakiene, R,Duggan, E,Reche, M,Marino, LV,Norhede, P,Ogorodova, L,Schoemaker, A,Stanczyk-Przyluska, A,Szepfalusi, Z,Vassilopoulou, E,Veehof, SHE,Vlieg-Boerstra, BJ,Wjst, M,Dubois, AEJ (2009) 'Infant feeding and allergy prevention: a review of current knowledge and recommendations. A EuroPrevall state of the art paper'. Allergy, 64 :1407-1416 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2015)PROCEEDINGS OF 9TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON IS MANAGEMENT AND EVALUATION (ECIME 2015)
McCarthy, N;Dwane, S;Daly, P;Gallagher, AG;Duggan, E;Neville, K. (2015) Development of a Training Tool for Correct use of Protective Clothing PROCEEDINGS OF 9TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON IS MANAGEMENT AND EVALUATION (ECIME 2015) Bristol, UK, , pp.300-303   [Details]
(2012)Association for Medical Humanities Conference
Maher, B, Henn, P, Duggan, EM, O'Flynn, S. (2012) Creative Writing for Medical Students Association for Medical Humanities Conference University College Cork, , 11-JUL-12 - 12-JUL-12 [Details]
(2009)European Respiratory Society Conference
Duggan, EM., Sturley, J., Fitzgerald, AP., Perry, I.J., Hourihane, J.O'B (2009) Irish prevalence of childhood asthma, 2002-2007. Is there a sex equalisation in the prevalence of asthma? European Respiratory Society Conference Vienna, Austria, , 09-SEP-14 - 11-JAN-14 [Details]
(2009)American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Conference
Duggan, EM., Sturley, J. ,Fitzgerald, A.P.,Perry, I. J., Hourihane, J.O'B. (2009) Examining Longitudinal Trends in the Prevalence of Allergic Diseases in Ireland 2002-2007, Using the ISAAC Methodology . In: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology eds. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Conference Washington D.C. USA,   [Details]
(2009)American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Conference
Jennings, A., Duggan, EM., Graif, Y, Perry, IJ, Hourihane, JO'B (2009) Hymenoptera Sting Allergy in Irish School Children . In: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology eds. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Conference Washington DC, USA, , pp.108-108 [Details]
(2009)European Association of Asthma and Allergy Conference
Duggan, EM,. J. Lutomski, ,AP Fitzgerald, ,I Perry, ,JO’B Hourihane (2009) The Impact of Exclusive Breast Feeding on Asthma In Irish School Children Aged 6-9 Years. Published Abstract No. 32 . In: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Wiley & Sons eds. European Association of Asthma and Allergy Conference Venice, Italy, , pp.17-17   [Details]

Professional Activities

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
CoMH Working Group on Mental Health MEU Student Support Coordinator2019 / 2019
Oversight Committee for 5 year medicine programme MEU Student Support Coordinator2016 /
GEM Oversight Committee GM2030 coordinator and Student Support Coordinator2010 /

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2014UCC PHDEpidemiology of childhood allergic disease
2013UCC Post Graduate DiplomaTeaching and Learning in Higher Education
2006UCC MAHealth Promotion

Outreach Activities

 Description

In 2018/2019 supported 2nd year students from Coláiste Treasa Kanturk in their mixed methods research project for the BT Young Scientist Exhibition. The students won the 3rd place in the Junior Category and the UCD Prize for Social Sciences.

Teaching Activities

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2020Research for Medicine and Health I MX3020Research for Medicine and Health I
2020Research for Medicine and Health I GM2030Research for Medicine and Health I
2020Dissertation in Digital Health MX6012Dissertation in Digital Health
2020Research for Medicine and Health ll MX4091Research for Medicine and Health ll
2020Research Project and Elective Practice MX5091Research Project and Elective Practice
2020Library Project in Medicine II MX2002Library Project in Medicine II
2020Ethical and Evidence Based Health Data MX6010Ethical and Evidence Based Health Data
2020Library Project in Medicine I MX1001Library Project in Medicine I

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Floor 2, Paediatric Unit, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork,

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