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.

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

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2010)'Radical prostatectomy versus watchful waiting for prostate cancer'
Hegarty J, Beirne PV, Walsh E, Comber H, Fitzgerald AP, Wallace Kazer M; (2010) 'Radical prostatectomy versus watchful waiting for prostate cancer' [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' [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Routine scale and polish for periodontal health in adults'
Beirne P, Worthington HV, Clarkson JE; (2007) 'Routine scale and polish for periodontal health in adults' [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Recall intervals for oral health in primary care patients'
Beirne P, Clarkson JE, Worthington HV; (2007) 'Recall intervals for oral health in primary care patients' [DOI] [Details]
(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)' [Details]

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
(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
(2005)Unknown,
Beirne, P.; (2005) An introduction to Cochrane. [Oral Presentation], Unknown, National College of Ireland, Dublin , 26-AUG-05 - 26-AUG-05
(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
(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
(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
(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

Editorial

 YearPublication
(2007)Evidence of effectiveness of anaphylaxis management plans: are we waiting for godot?.
Hourihane, JO,Beirne, P; (2007) Evidence of effectiveness of anaphylaxis management plans: are we waiting for godot?. Editorial [DOI] [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2004Honorary Visiting Fellow at the UK Cochrane Centre

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