Dr Sarah Meaney

Sarah Meaney
Associate Investigator

Sarah is a postdoctoral social researcher based in the National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre (NPEC). She has vast experience in both qualitative and quantitative health research. Her particular interest is in the patient perspective of healthcare, as well as in the development of effective health information systems to improve and promote better health.

Sarah graduated in 2004 with a BA (Sociology and Geography: hons) from University College Cork and an MA Sociology (Applied Social Research) from the University of Limerick in 2005. Since then, she has worked on various local, national and internationally funded research projects in a number of academic settings.

She gained her doctorate in 2016 with her PhD thesis entitled "Causes and Consequences of Pregnancy Loss and Perinatal Death" from University College Cork.


Career Profile

  • 2011-date: Post-doctoral Researcher; National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre, University College Cork.
  • 2010 to 2011: Technical Officer; Dept. of Psychology, University of Limerick.
  • 2006 to 2010: Research Officer and Data Manager; National Suicide Research Foundation, Cork, Ireland.
  • 2005 to 2008: Research Assistant; Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork.

To date, I have published over 30 peer reviewed full papers (full publication list can be found at: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=yGcw6nMAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=sra )

h-index: 12, i10-index: 11


Professional Acheivements:

  • Currently co-supervising two PhD candidates, Ms Stacey Power & Ms Indra San Lazaro Campillo, with INFANT PI Dr Keelin O’ Donoghue
  • Associate Editor of BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth since 2017
  • Scientific Committee member for the International Stillbirth Alliance Conference in 2016.
  • Investigator for The Lancet Stillbirths in High-Income Countries group, 2015
  • Member of the National Perinatal Mortality Group since 2011
  • Awarded the Young Investigator Scholarship by The Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health in 2008.