My research has covered many aspects of patient welfare and healthcare delivery, including difficult patients, inequalities in health, chronic diseases including multi morbidity, workforce planning and medical education. I have published widely in Irish and international peer reviewed journals using a range of methodologies including systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials and qualitative methodology. I am a regular peer reviewer for healthcare journals in Ireland, the UK and the US. I peer review research awards for the Health Research Board, Scottish Home and Health Department, the Wellcome Trust and medical charities.
I am currently a member of the study team of the National Longitudinal Study of Children in Ireland (Growing up in Ireland) which is studying the lives of 18,000 children since 2005. The study is now a significant influence on child health in Ireland.
For further information about Professor Tom O'Dowd please view his CV Profile.
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