Dr Elizabeth O'Mahony


Senior Lecturer of Paediatrics at the Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick

Paediatric Neurology Consultant with a special interest in Epilepsy at University Hospital Limerick.

lizzo28@hotmail.com

Dr Elizabeth O’Mahony is a Senior lecturer of Paediatrics at the Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick and a Paediatric Neurology Consultant with a special interest in Epilepsy at University Hospital Limerick.

 Academic Qualifications and Professional Experience

MB. BCh. BAO. (Honours) 1999

General Professional Training (GPT) awarded in Paediatric Medicine [Royal College of Physicians of Ireland: 2002

MRCPI: 2002

Certified American Board Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in Child Neurology 2008

Board Certified in Clinical Neurophysiology American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: 2010                         

Irish Medical Council Registration 23017 (Specialist Registration Paediatrics): 2010

Awarded the Gold Medal in Paediatrics in University College Dublin, 1999

Massachusetts Full License MD 231165: 2008

Academic appointments

2004 – 2009 Teaching Fellow, Floating Hospital for Children, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University and Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School

2008 - August 2010  Assistant Professor of Paediatric Medicine Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University

August 2010 - July 2013   PBL and USMLE tutor to GEMS Y1/2 Students

July 2013 - Sept 2015  Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics University Hospital Limerick

 Hospital Appointments

July 2008 - August 2010 Consultant Physician, Division of Paediatric Neurology and  Director of Neurophysiology, Floating Hospital for Children, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

February 2011 – present Locum Consultant Paediatrician / Paediatric Neurologist University Hospital Limerick

 Current Research

Nov 2013 - Present: Completed Pilot Project

1. Project Title: Dance intervention (HIP HOP) to improve social integration, physical and mental health in children attending Limerick Early Intervention Services. Principal Investigator: Dr. Elizabeth O’Mahony. Other investigators: Aine O’Dea and Dr Siobhan Gallagher.  Currently registered with the GEMS with Professor Colum Dunne for an MD Research in this area

2. Project Title:  An exploration of the supervisory needs of medical students during a clinical attachment in paediatrics. Principal Investigator: Elizabeth O'Mahony Other Investigators: Paraic Curran, Josephine Boland

Promoting greater physical health and social inclusion: a whole school evaluation combined with physical   dance participation (adapted HIP HOP dance) can influence the physical activity patterns and promote positive physical and mental health in children attending a specialist school (St Gabriel’s Limerick) for children with complex disabilities.

 Additional Information

Organiser/Committee member 2012/2013 of Limerick ‘Make a Move Festival’ which is an annual festival aimed to celebrate and develop the art forms within Hip Hop for young artists from both Limerick and all over Ireland. This festival has a particular emphasis on social inclusion; healthy living and an alternative lifestyle approach for young people and is the only one of its kind in the country.

Organised Hip Hop JAM in both 2013 and 2014; UL Sports Arena; Celebrating Limerick Hip Hop Intervention Project annually with performance and workshop for all kids involved in the project around the city and those children and with special needs.

Organised Hip Hop for Hope Charity Event in February 2014 held in the Marco Polo Restaurant: Fundraising   night to raise money for Downs Syndrome Limerick/Enable Ireland

Volunteer Medic at the Special Olympics which were held in Limerick in June 2014