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Prof Ailish Hannigan

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Ailish Hannigan is Associate Professor of Biomedical Statistics at the Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick (UL). She started her research career as a Research Fellow with Unilever UK and the Oral Health Services Research Unit, University College Cork where she was involved in the design and analysis of population studies and clinical trials. She joined UL as a lecturer in Statistics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics before moving to the Graduate Entry Medical School in 2012. Her research interests include population health, survival analysis, classification techniques and data mining in medicine and oral health. Current projects include data mining of clinical records for research in primary care; phase II clinical trials and Health Research Board funded projects on the analysis of cohort studies and disease surveillance. She is a member of the primary healthcare research group (PHRG) at UL which has expertise in Public and Patient Involvement in research, specifically participatory health research with socially excluded communities.


Hyde, S., Hannigan, A., Dornan, T. & Mcgrath, D. (2018). Medical school clinical placements – the optimal method for assessing the clinical educational environment from a graduate entry perspective. BMC Medical Education. 18: 7.

O’Regan, A., Cullen, W., Hickey, L., Meagher, D., Hannigan, A. (2018). Is problem alcohol use being detected and treated in Irish general practice?. BMC Family Practice. 19: 30.

O’Doherty, D., Dromey, M., Lougheed, J., Hannigan, A., Last, J. & Mcgrath, D. (2018). Barriers and solutions to online learning in medical education - An integrative review. BMC Medical Education. 18: 130.

Wentzell, S., Moran, L., Dobranowski, J., Levinson, A., Hannigan, A., Dunne, C. & Mcgrath, D. (2018). E-learning for chest x-ray interpretation improves medical student skills and confidence levels. BMC Medical Education. 18: 256.

O’Regan, A., Cullen, W., O'Gorman, C., Hickey, L., O’Neill, E., O’Doherty, J. & Hannigan, A. (2018). What effect do point of care fees have on childhood consultations in general practice? BMC Health Services Research. 18: 979.