Dr. Keelin O'Donoghue

Dr. Keelin O'Donoghue
Principal Investigator

Keelin O’Donoghue’s research interests include prenatal diagnosis, miscarriage, pregnancy loss, stillbirth and multiple pregnancy. She heads the multi-disciplinary pregnancy loss research group at CUMH.

Keelin's research interests include prenatal diagnosis, miscarriage, pregnancy loss, stillbirth, perinatal palliative care, complicated multiple pregnancy, and qualitative research in Clinical Obstetrics. Keelin’s work has resulted in >90 peer-reviewed original papers and >200 published conference proceedings; with a current h-index of 25 (2016).

Keelin heads the multi-disciplinary pregnancy loss research group, combining supervising a large group of doctoral and masters students with collaborative clinical research in this area. Keelin joined the INFANT centre as an SFI-funded Principal Investigator in June 2016.

Keelin took up a post as Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist and Senior Lecturer at CUMH and University College Cork in 2007. From 2010-2014, Keelin was Obstetric Lead on the Division of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology at CUMH and was Clinical Director for Women and Children at Cork University Hospital from 2013-2014. 

Keelin is a member of the National Working Party for the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinical Programme, the Clinical Advisory Group of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the Speciality Training Committee of the RCPI, the National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre Perinatal Mortality Group and the HSE Bereavement Care Standards Development Group.

 

Career Profile: 

 

  • 2007 to present: Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Cork University Maternity Hospital and Senior Lecturer, University College Cork
  • 2013-2014: Clinical Director, Women and Children’s Directorate, Cork and Kerry
  • 2005-2007: Subspecialty Trainee in Maternal and Fetal Medicine and Specialist Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital, London; Honorary Clinical Lecturer, Imperial College London
  • 2004-2005: Specialist Registrar and College Lecturer, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Cork Unified Maternity Services and University College Cork
  • 2004-2004: Specialist Registrar in Gynaecology (6 months), South Infirmary-Victoria Hospital, Cork
  • 2001-2003: Clinical Research Fellow in Fetal Medicine, Imperial College London; Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital, London
  • 1999-2000: Assistant Master and Specialist Registrar, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Coombe Women’s Hospital, Dublin
  • 1997-1998: Senior House Officer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Coombe Women’s Hospital, Dublin and St. James’s Hospital, Dublin
  • 1996-1997: Senior House Officer, Surgery, Intensive Care Medicine, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin
  • 1996-1996: House Officer in General Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, (6 months) Hepatology, Gastroenterology, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin
  • 1995-1995: House Officer in General Surgery, Colorectal Surgery (6 months)  Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin

 

CONTRIBUTION TO THE SPECIALITY

Local Contributions:

  • Board Member, Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Cork University Maternity Hospital, 2009-2012
  • Member, Local Programme Implementation Group for the National Programme in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, CUMH, 2010-2012
  • Member, Miscarriage Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Committee, CUMH, 2008-
  • Member, Obstetrics Working Group, CUMH, 2013-4
  • PROMPT Instructor, Cork University Maternity Hospital, 2012-
  • Chair, Local Programme Implementation Group for the National Programme in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, CUMH, 2013-5
  • Member, EWTD Project Team, CUH, 2013-4
  • Member, Gynaecology Reconfiguration Project Team, 2012-2014
  • Member, Children’s Project Group, CUH, 2013-2014
  • Chair, Clinical Directorate of Women and Children, Cork University Hospital, 2013-2014
  • Board Member, Executive Management Board, Cork University Hospital, 2013-2014

 

National Contributions

  • Executive Committee Member, Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Ireland, 2008 -2010
  • Meetings Convenor, Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Ireland, 2008 -2010
  • Member, Steering committee, Informing Families Project, National Federation of Voluntary Bodies, 2008- 2011
  • Member, Steering Committee, Perinatal Ireland Research Consortium, 2009-14
  • Co-Chair and Conference Organiser, First Irish Congress in Obstetrics Gynaecology and Perinatal Medicine, Druids Glen, Wicklow, April 2010
  • Chair and Conference Organiser, First Irish Conference on Stillbirth: The Impact of Stillbirth, University College Cork, November 2013
  • Managing Obstetric Emergencies and Trauma (MOET) Instructor, Advanced Life Support Group, 2005-
  • Member, BST Working Group for the Imrie Review, Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, 2014
  • Member, Bereavement Support Sub-group, HSE Project Team, Acute Hospitals Division, 2014-2016
  • Member, National Steering Group, Review of Medical Genetics Services in Ireland, 2014-15
  • Member, National Working Party for the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinical Programme, 2013-
  • Member, Clinical Advisory Group, HSE Clinical Programme in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Ireland, 2013-
  • Member, National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre Perinatal Mortality Committee, 2014-
  • Member, Speciality Training Committee, RCPI, 2014-

 

National Guideline Development

 

HSE Clinical Programme in Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2012-

  • Peer reviewer 2013-
  • Author, National Guideline on Investigation and Management of Late Fetal Intrauterine Death and Stillbirth, 2012
  • Co-author, National Guideline on Fetal Growth Restriction – Recognition, Diagnosis and Management, 2013
  • Co-author, National Guideline on Hypertension in Pregnancy , 2016
  • Co-author, National Guideline on Diagnosis and Management of Placenta Accreta, 2016
  • Co-author, National Guideline on Antenatal Corticosteroids, 2016

 

Membership of Learned Societies

 

Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Ireland

UCD Medical Graduates Association

International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society

Blair Bell Research Society

International Stillbirth Alliance

British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society

MacDonald Obstetric Medicine Society (UK)

International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis

Society for Maternal and Fetal Medicine

UCC Research Profile

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