• Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

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I am a medically qualified doctor and practiced clinically before undertaking a master’s in health Promotion and Population Health. My PhD explored the validity and application of self-monitoring of blood glucose in diabetes. My early postdoctoral work used EUROmediCAT, a population based reproductive pharmacovigilance system to evaluate medication safety in pregnancy. In my role in the Administrative Data Research Centre Northern Ireland (NI) I evaluated the validity of administrative health datasets in NI, available through the Honest Broker Service, as sources of information relating to maternity and birth outcomes. In EUROlinkCAT I worked with colleagues across Europe to use linked administrative health data to evaluate morbidity in children with and without congenital anomalies. In my current role in ConcePTION, I work with colleagues across Europe to use linked administrative health data to evaluate the risk of adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes following SSRI exposure in pregnancy. In am the NI Co-investigator in MatCHNet a network which aims to lay the groundwork to develop research programmes to evaluate the impact of national policies on adverse child health outcomes. I have experience in pharmacoepidemiology, congenital anomaly epidemiology, data linkage and statistical methodology.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The validity and application of self-monitoring of blood glucose in diabetes


Award Date: 11 Jul 2014

Master, Health Promotion and Population Health


Award Date: 17 Dec 2010

Bachelor, Medicine MBChB, University of Dundee


Award Date: 8 Jul 2005

External positions

Associate Editor

1 Jan 2023 → …


  • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Data linkage
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Neurodevelopment


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