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Dr. Niamh Cummins


Niamh currently holds the position of Programme Lead SOAED (Screening Older Adults in the Emergency Department) at the School of Allied Health. She studied Physiology (B.Sc.) at University College Cork and holds an M.Sc. (by Research) in Public Health from Waterford Institute of Technology. Niamh also graduated with a Ph.D. in Biomedical Science from the University of Limerick (UL). She has previously held the positions of Research Fellow, Postdoctoral Researcher and Research Officer at UL. Niamh has also lectured in Biology and Research Methods at the Institute of Technology Tralee. She has supervised students and published peer reviewed articles in a number of health-related fields.

Research Interests

Public Health

Emergency Medicine

Prehospital Care

Mental Health


Teaching Interests

Niamh has previously lectured in Physiology, Biology and Research Methods


Conference Publication


The 23rd International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy
Beattie, JR; Towler, MR; Feskanich, D; Armhein, J; Cummins, NM; Bakker Schut, TC; Poku, E;


International Conference on Emergency Medicine
Cummins, NM; Dixon, M; Garavan, C; Landymore, E; Mulligan, N; O'Donnell, C;


European Resuscitation Council Congress
Figgis, D; Carlin, B; O'Donnell, C; Cummins, NM;


European Resuscitation Council Congress
Cummins, NM; Dixon, M; Garavan, C; Landymore, E; Mulligan, N; O'Donnell, C;


Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting
Towler, MR; Wren, AW; Coughlan, A; Cummins, NM;


International Association for Dental Research (IADR) General Session
Freeman, CO; Grubb, S; Cummins, NM; Reidy, CJ; Curran, DJ; Hampshire, S; Brook, IM; Towler, MR;


The 21st European Conference on Biomaterials
Cummins, NM; Towler, MR; Wren, AW; Rushe, N; Saunders, J; Jakeman, PM; Carroll, P; Murphy, N;


The 11th World Congress on the Menopause
Towler, MR; Wren, AW; Jakeman, PM; Cummins NM;

Other Publication

Peer Reviewed Journal


The bioactivity and ion release of titanium-containing glass polyalkenoate cements for medical applications
Wren, AW; Cummins, NM; Laffir, FR; Hudson, SP; Towler, MR
Journal Of Materials Science-Materials In Medicine DOI: 10.1007/s10856-010-4184-4


Clinical Risk Factors for Osteoporosis in Ireland and the UK: A Comparison of FRAX and QFractureScores
Cummins, NM; Poku, EK; Towler, MR; O'Driscoll, OM; Ralston, SH
Calcified Tissue International DOI: 10.1007/s00223-011-9504-2


A spectroscopic investigation into the setting and mechanical properties of titanium containing glass polyalkenoate cements
Wren, AW; Kidari, A; Cummins, NM; Towler, MR
Journal Of Materials Science-Materials In Medicine DOI: 10.1007/s10856-010-4089-2


Raman spectroscopy of fingernails: A novel tool for evaluation of bone quality?
Cummins, NM; Day, JCC; Wren, A; Carroll, P; Murphy, N; Jakeman, PM; Towler, MR
Spectroscopy-An International Journal DOI: 10.3233/SPE-2010-0471


Raman spectroscopy of the human nail: A potential tool for evaluating bone health?
Towler, MR; Wren, A; Rushe, N; Saunders, J; Cummins, NM; Jakeman, PM
Journal Of Materials Science-Materials In Medicine DOI: 10.1007/s10856-006-0018-9