Research Profile

Eimear Hurley

Biography

BSc MB, BDS, MFDS, PGDipT&L, Ph.D

2018: Awarded Ph.D., UCC.
2011-2018: Clinical Fellow in Pediatrics University Dental School & Hospital, UCC
2011-2013: Postgrad Diploma in Teaching & Learning, UCC
2010-2011: Dental surgeon, Sydney Dental Hospital
2010: MFDS RCSI
2009-2010: Vocational Trainee, HSE
2003-2009: BDS NUI
1999-2003: BSc Microbiology, UCC

Research Interests

My main research interest is studying the oral cavity. The oral cavity is a complex niche, reflected by its complex microbial community.

My PhD, completed in 2018, characterized the oral microbiota of infants from birth to three years of age in a longitudinal followed cohort.  I investigated the impact of birth modality on the oral microbiota of these infants, and the impact of the maternal oral microbiota on these infants.

Secondly, a cross-sectional study was undertaken to investigate the oral microbiota in a cohort of children from 12-71 months, to generate insight into the risk factors of disease progression (Early Childhood Caries). This research was based in the Cork University Dental School and Hospital, Cork University Maternity Hospital and in the Microbiology/APC Microbiome Institute in UCC.

This microbiota data collected constitutes a developing ‘picture’ and a bank of information for future studies on prevention of dental caries, and promotion of oral health in Irish children. The goal of this research is to identify the oral microbiome in health and disease alongside the factors that are associated with the development of both states with the ultimate goal of developing new effective methods of preventing disease through cultivating a healthy microbiome in young children.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
The Oral Microbiota of Irish Children In Health and DiseaseHealth Research Board01-OCT-1201-OCT-15€292,500.00

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2019)'Comparison of the salivary and dentinal microbiome of children with severe-early childhood caries to the salivary microbiome of caries-free children'
Hurley, E;Barrett, MPJ;Kinirons, M;Whelton, H;Ryan, CA;Stanton, C;Harris, HMB;O'Toole, PW (2019) 'Comparison of the salivary and dentinal microbiome of children with severe-early childhood caries to the salivary microbiome of caries-free children'. BMC Oral Health, 19 [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Decisions on repositioning of intruded permanent incisors; a review and case presentation'
Hurley E, Stewart C, Gallagher C, Kinirons M (2018) 'Decisions on repositioning of intruded permanent incisors; a review and case presentation'. European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 19 (1):263-266 [Details]
(2018)'The oral microbiota in colorectal cancer is distinctive and predictive'
Flemer B, Warren RD, Barrett MP, Cisek K, Das A, Jeffery IB, Hurley E, O'Riordain M, Shanahan F, O'Toole PW. (2018) 'The oral microbiota in colorectal cancer is distinctive and predictive'. Gut, 67 :1454-1463 [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2015)'A study of primary teeth restored by intracoronal restorations in children participating in an undergraduate teaching programme at Cork University Dental School and Hospital, Ireland'
Hurley E, Da Mata C, Stewart C, Kinirons M (2015) 'A study of primary teeth restored by intracoronal restorations in children participating in an undergraduate teaching programme at Cork University Dental School and Hospital, Ireland'. European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 16 (1):78-82 [CORA Link] [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2003Finalist for 'Graduate of the year Award' UCC, 2003 UCC
2015UCC College of Medicine and Health student travel bursary UCC College of Medicine and Health
2016RCSI Postgraduate Clinical prize Royal College of Surgeons
2012HRB Research Award 2012 Health Research Board
2014Best poster at Irish Paediatric and joint American Paediatric Meeting HRB

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
International Association of Dental Research Member/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2016)IADR Irish Division,
Hurley E (2016) rcsi Clinical Postgratuate Prize. [Oral Presentation], IADR Irish Division, Cork . [Details]
(2014)IADR international division 2014,
Dr Eimear Hurley, Professor Tony Ryan, Professor Martin Kinirons, Professor Catherine Stanton, Professor Paul Ross, Professor Helen Whelton, Professor Paul W O'Toole (2014) Oralmet. [Oral Presentation], IADR international division 2014, Dublin . [Details]
(2014)Irish Paediatric Association and joint American paediatric meeting 2014,
Dr E Hurley, Professor Martin Kinirons, Professor Catherine Stanton, Professor Paul Ross, Helen Whelton, Professor Paul W O'Toole (2014) Oralmet. [Poster Presentation], Irish Paediatric Association and joint American paediatric meeting 2014, Clarion cork . [Details]
(2014)IADR,
Dr. Eimear Hurley, Professor Martin Kinirons , Prof. Tony Ryan, Prof. Catherine Stanton, Prof. Helen Whelton, Prof. Paul W.O’Toole (2014) International meeting IADR. [Oral Presentation], IADR, Dubrovonik, Croatia . [Details]
(2013)A retrospective study of Interventions and outcomes in restored primary teeth, carried out in an undergraduate clinic,
Hurley E, Da Mata C, Stewart C, Kinirons M. (2013) Irish Society of Dentistry for Children (ISDC). [Oral Presentation], A retrospective study of Interventions and outcomes in restored primary teeth, carried out in an undergraduate clinic, Citywest, Dublin , 16-MAY-13 - 16-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013)ORALMET:IADR,
Dr. Eimear Hurley*, Professor Martin Kinirons , Prof. Tony Ryan, Prof. Catherine Stanton, Prof. Helen Whelton, Prof. Paul W.O’Toole (2013) Microbiota analysis of irish Children in health & disease. [Oral Presentation], ORALMET:IADR, IADR, IRISH DIVISION . [Details]
(2013)ORALMET The Oral Microbiota of Irish Children In Health & Disease,
Dr. Eimear Hurley, Cian J. Hill, Prof. Martin Kinirons , Prof. Tony Ryan, Prof. Catherine Stanton,Prof.Paul Ross, Prof. Helen Whelton , Prof. Paul W.O’Toole. (2013) College of Medicine & Health Open day 2013 : Descripion of methodology. [Oral Presentation], ORALMET The Oral Microbiota of Irish Children In Health & Disease, Colllege of Medicine and Health, Western Gateway Building UCC , 12-JUN-14 - 12-JUN-14. [Details]

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2018University College Cork Ph.D.Ph.D
2009University College Cork BDS - NUIDentistry
2003University College Cork BSC - MICROBIOLOGY - UCCMicrobiology
2012University College Cork Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Ed.Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
2011Royal College of surgeons, Edinburgh DENTISTRYMFDS RCSEd
2013University College Cork Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher EducationDiploma in Teaching & learning

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
UCC Clinical Fellow In Oral Health & Development01-AUG-11 /
Sydney Dental Hospital Dental Officer01-SEP-10 / 01-JUN-11
HSE Vocational Trainee01-AUG-09 / 01-AUG-10
University College Cork Research Associate, Biosciences Institute01-AUG-03 / 01-SEP-04

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate dental clinical teaching in Oral Health & Development. (OH4003 & OH5002)

Research Information

Internal Collaborators

 NameInstituteCountry
Professor Paul O'Toole APC Microbiome InstituteIRELAND

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