Professor of Paediatrics, Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick and Consultant Paediatrician, Health Services Executive
MB BCh BAO MSc MD FRCPI FPAEDS
Foundation Chair and Foundation Professor of Paediatrics at the Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick and a Consultant General Paediatrician with a special interest in paediatric diabetes and endocrinology at the University Hospital, Limerick.
Professor O’Gorman graduated with MB BCh BAO (Honours) from National University of Ireland, Galway in 1999. She went on to complete basic and higher specialist training in Paediatrics in Ireland, completing this in 2007. During this time, she also read for and was awarded MSc (Honours) in Evidence-Based Health Care from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. Following higher specialist training in Paediatrics in Ireland, she moved to SickKids Hospital in Toronto, Canada and there completed a fellowship in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes. While in SickKids, she also conducted a research project on vascular and metabolic risk in girls with Turner Syndrome, for which she was awarded MD from the National University of Ireland, Galway. For this research, she was also awarded a Restracomp fellowship from SickKids as well as the 2008 University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Research Awards (Joseph M West Family Memorial & Chisholm Memorial Prizes).
Professor O’Gorman returned to Ireland in 2009, to take up her current role as Foundation Chair of Paediatrics at University of Limerick Graduate Entry Medical School. Since this time, she has introduced several initiatives to her clinical service in Limerick including establishing a multidisciplinary team-delivered insulin pump program for children with type 1 diabetes mellitus, and the region’s first paediatric obesity clinic. She has also worked with research collaborators to secure funding from various groups in Ireland, including the National Children’s Research Centre and the Health Research Board.
Professor O’Gorman’s research interests include investigating metabolic and acquired cardiac risk in groups of children including girls with Turner Syndrome and children whose parents have early heart disease. She has also done and continues to do work on analyzing the food and exercise cues in children’s television programming. Professor O’Gorman is widely published in areas of children’s health, in particular obesity, metabolic and vascular risk and diabetes and endocrinology.
At a national level in Ireland, Professor O’Gorman is a Fellow of the Faculty of Paediatrics and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, where she sits as an elected representative on the Board of the Faculty of Paediatrics. She was an invited member of the Dolphin Review Group, a group convened by the then Minister for Health in 2012, tasked with evaluating implications of building a single national paediatric hospital for Ireland. She is a member of the Paediatric Diabetes Clinical Lead Program in the HSE.
Professor O’Gorman’ s research interests include the following: Childhood obesity, childhood diabetes (neonatal diabetes, type 1 diabetes mellitus, type 2 diabetes mellitus), cardiovascular health and disease, metabolic disease and children at risk of metabolic and vascular disease, growth & puberty & other paediatric endocrinology, autoimmune disease, epidemiology, public health and policy, medical education.
Letshwiti, J. B., Scully, P. C., Quinn, A. and O'Gorman, C. (2015) 'Transition to adult care for adolescents with diabetes--a national survey', Ir Med J, 108(4), 118-9.
Scully, P., Macken, A., Leddin, D., Cullen, W., Dunne, C. and O'Gorman, C. (2015) 'Food and beverage advertising during children's television programming', Ir J Med Sci, 184(1), 207-12.
Scully, P., Reid, O., Macken, A., Healy, M., Saunders, J., Leddin, D., Cullen, W., Dunne, C. and O'Gorman, C. S. (2015) 'Food and beverage cues in children's television programmes: the influence of programme genre', Public Health Nutr, 17, 1-9.
Scully, P., Reid, O., Macken, A., Healy, M., Saunders, J., Leddin, D., Cullen, W., Dunne, C. and O'Gorman, C. S. (2014) 'Food and beverage cues in UK and Irish children-television programming', Arch Dis Child, 99(11), 979-984.
Higgins, M. F., Macken, A. P., Coyle, O., Cullen, W., McGrath, D. and O'Gorman, C. S. (2013) 'How to teach practical skills in medicine: out of hospital training', Ir Med J, 106(2 Suppl), 17-8.
Klimas, J., Anderson, R., Bourke, M., Bury, G., Field, C. A., Kaner, E., Keane, R., Keenan, E., Meagher, D., Murphy, B., O'Gorman, C. S., O'Toole, T. P., Saunders, J., Smyth, B. P., Dunne, C. and Cullen, W. (2013) 'Psychosocial interventions for alcohol use among problem drug users: protocol for a feasibility study in primary care', JMIR Res Protoc,2(2), e26.
O'Gorman, C. S., Dunne, C. and Larvin, M. (2013) 'Students in medical school become involved in research for many reasons', Ir Med J, 106(2 Suppl), 2.
O'Gorman, C. S., Macken, A. P., Coyle, O., Cullen, W., McGrath, D. and Higgins, M. F. (2013) 'How to teach practical skills in medicine: bridging the gap from the course to the patient, and teaching on the job', Ir Med J, 106(2 Suppl), 18-9.
O'Gorman, C. S., Macken, A. P., Cullen, W., Dunne, C. and Higgins, M. F. (2013) 'What is the difference between deontological and consequentialist theories of medical ethics?', Ir Med J, 106(2 Suppl), 15-6.
O'Gorman, C. S., Macken, A. P., Cullen, W., Saunders, J., Dunne, C. and Higgins, M. F. (2013) 'Research confuses me: what is qualitative research & what is the difference between grounded theory and phenomenology?', Ir Med J, 106(2 Suppl), 13-5.
O'Gorman, C. S., Macken, A. P., Cullen, W., Saunders, J., Dunne, C. and Higgins, M. F. (2013) 'What are the differences between a literature search, a literature review, a systematic review and a meta-analysis? And why is a systematic review considered to be so good?', Ir Med J, 106(2 Suppl), 8-10.
O'Gorman, C. S., Macken, A. P., Cullen, W., Saunders, J., Dunne, C. and Higgins, M. F. (2013) 'What is a randomised controlled trial?', Ir Med J, 106(2 Suppl), 6-7
Flinn, A., Macken, A., Cullen, W., Leddin, D., Dunne, C. and O’Gorman, C. (2012) 'Children in hospital in Ireland - what do they eat and what do they weigh: a cross-sectional study',BMC Research Notes, 5, 491.
Klimas, J., Field, C. A., Cullen, W., O'Gorman, C. S., Glynn, L. G., Keenan, E., Saunders, J., Bury, G. and Dunne, C. (2012) 'Psychosocial interventions to reduce alcohol consumption in concurrent problem alcohol and illicit drug users', Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 11, Cd009269.
Klimas J, F. C., Cullen W, O'Gorman C, Glynn L, Keenan E, Saunders J, Dunne C, Bury G (2011) 'Psychosocial interventions for problem alcohol use in illicit drug users (Protocol)', Irish Psychologist, 38(1), 38-9.