Dervla Kelly joined the Graduate Entry Medical School in March 2018 as Lecturer in Medical Education. She is a pharmacist, interested in medicine management and public health, who supports the delivery of teaching and assessment in the problem based learning (PBL) component of the Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS) curriculum. She graduated with a B.Sc. in Pharmacy and a PhD in Epidemiology from Trinity College Dublin. She has been a research fellow at New York University. Her research interests include: (1) pharmacoepidemiology, with particular emphasis on appropriate prescribing, dispensing and medicines management; (2) metagenomic epidemiology, including oral and oesophageal microbiomes, metabolism and the relationship to disease; (3) pharmacy in Primary Care and (4) role of psychosocial environment on health; (5) development of professional identity in health professionals (5) PBL delivery and student experience.


Hao, Y., L. Yang, A. Galvao Neto, M. R. Amin, D. Kelly, S. M. Brown, R. C. Branski, and Z. Pei. "Hpviewer: Sensitive and Specific Genotyping of Human Papillomavirus in Metagenomic DNA." [In eng]. Bioinformatics (Jan 25 2018): 1986-1995.

O'Sullivan, F., E. Laird, D. Kelly, J. van Geffen, M. van Weele, H. McNulty, L. Hoey, et al. "Ambient Uvb Dose and Sun Enjoyment Are Important Predictors of Vitamin D Status in an Older Population." [In eng]. J Nutr 147, no. 5 (May 2017): 858-68.

Kelly, D., E. Theodoratou, S. M. Farrington, R. Fraser, H. Campbell, M. G. Dunlop, and L. Zgaga. "The Contributions of Adjusted Ambient Ultraviolet B Radiation at Place of Residence and Other Determinants to Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Concentrations." [In eng]. Br J Dermatol 174, no. 5 (May 2016): 1068-78.

Boland, F., R. Galvin, U. Reulbach, N. Motterlini, D. Kelly, K. Bennett, and T. Fahey. "Psychostimulant Prescribing Trends in a Paediatric Population in Ireland: A National Cohort Study." [In eng]. BMC Pediatr 15 (Sep 10 2015): 118.

Kelly, D., T. O'Dowd, and U. Reulbach. "Use of Folic Acid Supplements and Risk of Cleft Lip and Palate in Infants: A Population-Based Cohort Study." [In eng]. Br J Gen Pract 62, no. 600 (Jul 2012): e466-72.