Epidemiology & Public Health
University College Cork

T: +353-21-420-5509
E: P.Beirne@ucc.ie

Paul Beirne's principal research interest is in the area of systematic reviews of the effects of health care interventions. He is an active member of the Cochrane Collaboration and has been involved in conducting a number of Cochrane reviews.

Research Interests

Preparing, maintaining and promoting the accessibility of systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare interventions.

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2007)'Evidence of Effectiveness of Anyaphylaxis Management Plans: Are We Waiting for Godot? (Editorial)'
Hourihane JO'B, Beirne P; (2007) 'Evidence of Effectiveness of Anyaphylaxis Management Plans: Are We Waiting for Godot? (Editorial)'. Clinical and Experimental Allergy, 37 (7):967-969 [Details]
(2007)'Alcohol and drug screening of occupational drivers for preventing injury (Protocol)'
Cashman CM, Beirne PV, Greiner BA, Verbeek JH. (2007) 'Alcohol and drug screening of occupational drivers for preventing injury (Protocol)'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Chlorhexidine mouthrinse as an adjunctive treatment for gingival health (Protocol)'
James P, Parnell C, Harding M, Whelton H, Worthington HV, Beirne PV. (2010) 'Chlorhexidine mouthrinse as an adjunctive treatment for gingival health (Protocol)'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, [DOI] [Details]
(2004)'Routine scale and polish for periodontal health in adults (Protocol)'
Forgie A, Beirne P, Worthington HV, Clarkson JE. (2004) 'Routine scale and polish for periodontal health in adults (Protocol)'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, [Details]
(2007)'Routine scale and polish for periodontal health in adults [updated review]'
Beirne PV, Worthington HV, Clarkson JE. (2007) 'Routine scale and polish for periodontal health in adults [updated review]'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (4) [DOI] [Details]
(2003)'Recall intervals for oral health in primary care patients (Protocol)'
Beirne P, Forgie A, Clarkson JE, Worthington HV. (2003) 'Recall intervals for oral health in primary care patients (Protocol)'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Recall intervals for oral health in primary care patients [updated review]'
Beirne PV, Clarkson JE, Worthington HV. (2007) 'Recall intervals for oral health in primary care patients [updated review]'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Needle size for vaccination procedures in children and adolescents (Protocol)'
Beirne PV, Shiely F, Hennessy S, Fitzgerald T, MacLeod F. (2013) 'Needle size for vaccination procedures in children and adolescents (Protocol)'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Alcohol and drug screening of occupational drivers for preventing injury'
Cashman CM, Ruotsalainen JH, Greiner BA, Beirne PV, Verbeek JH. (2009) 'Alcohol and drug screening of occupational drivers for preventing injury'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Watchful waiting versus prostatectomy for prostate cancer (Protocol)'
Hegarty J, Beirne PV, Comber H, Wallace M. (2007) 'Watchful waiting versus prostatectomy for prostate cancer (Protocol)'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Radical prostatectomy versus watchful waiting for prostate cancer'
Hegarty J, Beirne PV, Walsh E, Comber H, Fitzgerald T, Wallace Kazer M. (2010) 'Radical prostatectomy versus watchful waiting for prostate cancer'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Non-fluoride topical remineralising agents containing calcium and/or phosphate for controlling dental caries (Protocol)'
Parnell C, Gugnani N, Sherriff A, James P, Beirne PV. (2012) 'Non-fluoride topical remineralising agents containing calcium and/or phosphate for controlling dental caries (Protocol)'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, [DOI] [Details]
(2005)'Routine scale and polish for periodontal health in adults'
Beirne P, Forgie A, Worthington HV, Clarkson JE. (2005) 'Routine scale and polish for periodontal health in adults'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (1) [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Routine scale and polish for periodontal health in adults [updated review]'
Worthington HV, Clarkson JE, Bryan G, Beirne PV. (2013) 'Routine scale and polish for periodontal health in adults [updated review]'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (11) [DOI] [Details]
(2005)'Recall intervals for oral health in primary care patients'
Beirne P, Forgie A, Clarkson JE, Worthington HV. (2005) 'Recall intervals for oral health in primary care patients'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (2) [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Recall intervals for oral health in primary care patients [updated review]'
Riley P, Worthington HV, Clarkson JE, Beirne PV. (2013) 'Recall intervals for oral health in primary care patients [updated review]'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Self-management education for cystic fibrosis (Protocol)'
Savage E, Beirne PV, Ni Chroinin M, Duff A, Fitzgerald T. (2009) 'Self-management education for cystic fibrosis (Protocol)'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Self-management education for cystic fibrosis'
Savage E, Beirne PV, Ni Chroinin M, Duff A, Fitzgerald T, Farrell D. (2011) 'Self-management education for cystic fibrosis'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'The effectiveness of workplace dietary modification interventions: A systematic review'
Geaney F, Kelly C, Greiner BA, Harrington JM, Perry IJ, Beirne P (2013) 'The effectiveness of workplace dietary modification interventions: A systematic review'. Preventive medicine, 57 (5):438-447 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2012)Cochrane Collaboration Ireland Conference
Savage, E., Beirne, P., Ni Chronin M., Duff, A., Fitzgerald, T. and Farrell, D. (2012) Self-management education for cystic fibrosis Cochrane Collaboration Ireland Conference Dublin, Ireland, [Details]

Unpublished Reports

YearPublication
(2006)Evidence Based Oral health Policy Development for the Elderly.
Woods, N., Whelton, H, and Beirne, P; (2006) Evidence Based Oral health Policy Development for the Elderly. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2004Honorary Visiting Fellow at the UK Cochrane Centre

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2007)Department of Statistics Seminar Series 2006/2007,
Beirne, P.; (2007) The role of meta-analysis in systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare interventions. [Oral Presentation], Department of Statistics Seminar Series 2006/2007, University College Cork , 21-MAR-07 - 21-MAR-07. [Details]
(2006)2nd Annual Cochrane in Ireland Conference,
Beirne, P.; (2006) 1) A practice question becomes a Cochrane Review. 2) The Cochrane Fellowship Programme: How it works and the unexpected spin-offs. [Oral Presentation], 2nd Annual Cochrane in Ireland Conference, Dublin City University , 02-FEB-06 - 02-FEB-06. [Details]
(2005)Unknown,
Beirne, P.; (2005) An introduction to Cochrane. [Oral Presentation], Unknown, National College of Ireland, Dublin , 26-AUG-05 - 26-AUG-05. [Details]
(2005)British Society for Dental Research, Annual Scientific Meeting,
Beirne, P.; (2005) Incorporating systematic reviews in guidelines. [Oral Presentation], British Society for Dental Research, Annual Scientific Meeting, Dundee, Scotland , 05-APR-05 - 07-APR-05. [Details]
(2005)Annual Research Day,
Beirne, P.; (2005) An introduction to systematic reviews and the Cochrane Collaboration. [Oral Presentation], Annual Research Day, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University College Cork , 22-JUN-05 - 22-JUN-05. [Details]
(2005)Programme of Action for Children,
Beirne, P.; (2005) Systematic Reviews and the Cochrane Collaboration. [Oral Presentation], Programme of Action for Children, Dublin , 16-JUN-05 - 12-MAY-05. [Details]
(2005)Diabetes Update Symposium: Critical appraisal of developments in primary care diabetes,
Beirne, P.; (2005) Why do we all need critical appraisal skills?. [Oral Presentation], Diabetes Update Symposium: Critical appraisal of developments in primary care diabetes, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC , 03-DEC-05 - 03-DEC-05. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Irish Expert Body on Fluorides and Health (Appointed by the Minister for Health & Children) Member2004 / 1899
Cochrane Oral Health Group Member1899 / 1899
Island of Ireland Cochrane Training Group Member1899 / 1899
IADR Behavioural Sciences Group Member1899 / 1899
IADR Cariology Research Group Member1899 / 1899
IADR Oral Health Research Group Member1899 / 1899
Irish Dental Association Member1899 / 1899
Health Services Research Group, UCC Member1899 / 1899
Postgraduate Studies and Continuing Education Committee, University Dental School and Hospital, Cork Member1899 / 1899

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
UCC Lecturer01-APR-05 /
Royal College of Surgeons of England & University College Cork, Ireland Guideline Development Research Fellow (for `Dental Recall Guideline¿)01-JAN-03 / 01-OCT-04
UCC Health Research Board Cochrane Fellow01-NOV-02 / 01-OCT-03
UCC Health Research Board, Health Services Research Fellow01-NOV-99 / 01-OCT-02

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
1989UCC BDS - NUIUnknown
1999UCC MDPHUnknown
2003UCC PHDUnknown

Teaching Interests

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2014Epidemiology Elective III EH3091Epidemiology Elective III
2015Research Project EH4007Research Project
2015Epidemiology III EH3000Epidemiology III
2015Epidemiology Elective I EH1090Epidemiology Elective I
2015Epidemiology I EH1004Epidemiology I
2014Epidemiology and Public Health EH2915Epidemiology and Public Health
2015Advanced Applied Epidemiology EH4000Advanced Applied Epidemiology