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Prof Clodagh O'Gorman

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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.Clifford’s current research focuses on medical and radar imaging. A major goal of his research is to develop better imaging algorithms to help doctors obtain earlier and more reliable diagnoses of malignant tumours (e.g. breast cancer).  The main mathematical tools used in his research are partial differential equations, microlocal analysis and symplectic geometry. These tools allow for improved identification of spurious artifacts in images and this is especially relevant for reducing the number of false positives in medical diagnostics.

Publications

O’Doherty, J., Hannigan, A., Hickey, L., Cullen, W., O’Gorman, C., O’Connor, R., Glynn, L., O’Neill, E. & O’Regan, A. (2019 – online). An analysis of childhood consultations in general practice: a multi-practice study. Irish Journal of Medical Science. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11845-019-01982-0

King, K., Macken, A., Blake, O., O’Gorman, C.S. (2019 – online). Irish Journal of Medical Science. 188: 179. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11845-018-1835-9

O’Regan, A., Cullen, W., O’Gorman, C., Hickey, L., O’Neill, E., O’Doherty, J. & Hannigan, A. (2018 - online). What effect do point of care fees have on childhood consultations in general practice? BMC Health Services Research. 18: 979. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3800-8

Fitzgerald, M.P., Hennigan, K., O’Gorman, C.S. & McCarron, L. (2019). Obesity, diet and lifestyle in 9-year-old children with parentally reported chronic diseases: findings from the Growing Up in Ireland longitudinal child cohort study. Irish Journal of Medical Science. 188 (1): 29-34. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11845-018-1814-1

Klimas, J., Fairgrieve, C., Tobin, H., Field, C.A., O'Gorman, C.S.M, Glynn, L.G., Keenan, E., Saunders, J., Bury, G., Dunne, C. & Cullen, W. (2018). Psychosocial interventions to reduce alcohol consumption in concurrent problem alcohol and illicit drug users. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 12. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009269. https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD009269.pub4/full