Prof. Keelin O’Donoughue – Clinical Lead for Obstetric Research

Clinical Lead for Obstetric Research / Principal Investigator

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Professor Keelin O’Donoghue is a medical graduate of University College Dublin and PhD Scholar of Imperial College London. She is an RCOG-trained Subspecialist in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. Keelin has been Consultant Obstetrician/Senior Lecturer at CUMH and University College Cork since 2007 and was awarded promotion to Professor in UCC in 2020.

Keelin is national specialty-training director for the RCPI’s higher specialist training scheme in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She leads implementation for the HSE’s National Standards for Bereavement Care following Pregnancy Loss and Perinatal Death. She is now Clinical Lead for Guideline Development in Maternity and Gynaecology at the National Women and Infants Health Programme, HSE. At UCC, Keelin leads the award-winning Pregnancy Loss Research Group, combining supervising a large group of postgraduate and Doctoral students with collaborative clinical research. Current funding includes awards from Science Foundation Ireland, the Irish Research Council and the Health Research Board. Keelin’s work has resulted in >200 peer-reviewed original papers and >360 published conference proceedings.

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