Maire O'Dwyer
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy

Biography

Dr Máire O'Dwyer is an Assistant Professor in Practice of Pharmacy in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She completed her PhD examining patterns of medication use in older people with intellectual disabilities as part of the IDS- TILDA study ( a longitudinal study examining ageing in a cohort of 753 older adults with intellectual disabilities in Ireland) and with the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity College Dublin. She also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics from the School of Computer Science and Statistics in TCD. Máire's areas of research interests include polypharmacy in older people with intellectual disability, pharmacotherapy in older people with multimorbidity, anticholinergic medication use, psychotropic medication use and Pharmacoepidemiology methods.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Almutairi H., O'Dwyer, M., McCarron, M., McCallion, P., Henman, M.,, The Use Of Proton Pump Inhibitors Among Older Adults with Intellectual Disability: A Cross Sectional Observational Study, Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal, 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Henman, M., Aldeiri, A., O'Dwyer M., O'Connell, J., Comparing Medication Regimen Complexity Index and polypharmacy as measures of medication use, International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, PCNE Working Conference, Bled, Slovenia, 39, 2017, pp625 - 625 Published Abstract, 2017 DOI

O'Dwyer, M., Peklar, J., Mulryan, N., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., & Henman, M. C., Prevalence, patterns and factors associated with psychotropic use in older adults with intellectual disabilities in Ireland, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Peklar, J., Kos, M., O'Dwyer, M.,McCarron, M., McCallion, P., Kenny, R.A., Henman, M.C., Medication and supplement use in older people with and without intellectual disability: An observational, cross-sectional study, PloS one, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 URL TARA - Full Text Other DOI

O'connell, J., O'Dwyer, M., Donegan, C., Henman, M., McCarron, M., & McCallion, P, Development of the Drug Burden Index tool for use in an Irish population of older people with intellectual disability, International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 39(1), 2017, pp335 - 336 Published Abstract, 2017 DOI

Belton, A., O'Dwyer, M.,Peklar, J., Mccallion, P., Mccarron, M., & Henman, M., Medication use and health screening in an ageing adult population with Down Syndrome in Ireland: A descriptive study" for publication in the Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 2017 Journal Article, 2017

O'Connell J., O'Dwyer, M., Henman, M., McCarron, M., , Addressing the complexity of medication use in people with Intellectual Disability, "X Irish Gerontological Society, Postgraduate Study Day in Ageing Research, Dublin, April, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017

O'Dwyer, M., O'Connell, J., O'Dwyer, C., Mulryan, N., Burke, E., Donegan, C., Mccallion, P., Mccarron, M., & Henman, M., Drug Burden Index and Physical and Cognitive Function in Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: A Cross-Sectional Study, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, Annual Meeting International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology, Montreal, Canada, 26, (2), 2017, pp478 - 478 Published Abstract, 2017 DOI

Martin Henman , Hadiah Almutiari , Maire O ' Dwyer , Mary McCarron , Philip McCallion, Characteristics of the use of proton pump inhibitors among older people with intellectual disability, International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, PCNE Working Conference, Bled, Slovenia, March 2017, 10.1007/s11096-017-0, 2017, pp8- Published Abstract, 2017 DOI

O'Dwyer M., O'Connell J., Donegan C., Burke E., McCarron M., McCallion P., Henman M., Drug burden index to define functional and cognitive effects in older adults with intellectual disabilities: an observational cross sectional study. , International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, European Society of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Symposium, Oslo, October 2016, 39(1), 2017, pp312 - 312 Published Abstract, 2017 DOI

O'Connell J., O'Dwyer M., and Henman M , Use of the Drug Burden Index In Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities , Age and Ageing, Irish Gerontological Society Annual Meeting, Killarney, September 2016, 45, (2 (supplement)), 2016, pp13 - 56 Published Abstract, 2016 DOI

O'Dwyer, M., Donegan, C., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., & Henman, M, Drug Burden in Aging Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Living in Residential Facilities: A Cross-Sectional Study, Pharmacoepidiology and Drug Safety , International Society of Pharmacoepidiology Annual Conference, Dublin , 27 Aug 2016, 25, (Supplement 3), 2016, pp646 - 646 Published Abstract, 2016 URL

O'Dwyer, M., Pekler, J., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., Henman, M, Factors associated with polypharmacy and excessive polypharmacy in older people with Intellectual Disability differ from the general population; a cross-sectional observational nationwide study, British Medical Journal Open, 6, (4), 2016 Journal Article, 2016 URL TARA - Full Text DOI

Henman, M., O'Dwyer M., M., Paruk, M. and O'Connell, J., , Complexity of medication use in people with intellectual disabilities, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, IASSIDD World Congress, Melbourne, August 2016, 60, (7), 2016, pp681- Published Abstract, 2016

O'Dwyer, M., O'Connell, J., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., & Henman, M. , Development of the Drug Burden Index for use in an Irish population with intellectual disabilities, Age and Ageing, 45(2), 2016, pp13 - 56 Published Abstract, 2016 DOI

Almutairi, H., Henman, M. O'Dwyer, M. , ). The Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors Among Intellectually Disabled Older people: An Observational study, Age and Ageing, Irish Gerontological Society Annual Meeting, Killarney, September 2016, 45, (2), 2016, pp13-13 Published Abstract, 2016 DOI

O'Dwyer, M., Maidment, I., Bennett, K., Peklar, J., Mulryan, N., McCallion P., McCarron, M., Henman, M, Association of Anticholinergic burden with adverse effects in older people with Intellectual Disabilities in Ireland: An observational cross-sectional study, British Journal of Psychiatry, 2016, p1 - 7 Journal Article, 2016 DOI TARA - Full Text

Foran, S., Dwyer, M. O., McCarron, M., Henman, M., & McCallion, P, Associations between Medication Use and Falls among Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities., Age and Ageing, Irish Gerontological Society Annual Meeting, Killarney, September 2016, 45, (2 (supplement)), 2016, pp12 - 12 Published Abstract, 2016 DOI

O'Dwyer, M., Donegan, C., Mccallion, P., Mccarron, M., & Henman, M., Polypharmacy and the burden of medicines in older adults with intellectual disabilities in Ireland, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research , IASSID World Congress, Melbourne, 15 August 2016, 60, (7-8), 2016, pp628 - 767 Published Abstract, 2016 URL

O'Dwyer, M., J. Peklar, N. Mulryan, P. McCallion, M. McCarron, and M. Henman, Patterns of Antiepileptic drug use in the ageing population with epilepsy and Intellectual Disability, ESCP Annual Symposium, Lisbon, 23 - 28 October, 38(2), Internatational Journal of Clinical Pharmacy , 2015, pp589 - 589 Published Abstract, 2015

O'Dwyer, M., Peklar, J., Maidment, I, Bennett, K., McCallion, P., McCarron, M, Factors associated with high anticholinergic burden in ageing adults with Intellectual Disabilities: A cross-sectiontal study, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, Boston, 24th - 26th August, (25), 2015, pp377 - 378 Published Abstract, 2015

O'Dwyer M, Mestrovic A, Henman M C, Pharmacists' medicines-related interventions for people with intellectual disabilities: a narrative review, International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 37, 2015, p566 - 578 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

O'Dwyer, M., Peklar, J., Maidment, I., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., Henman, M , Prevalence and factors associated with high anticholinergic burden among an Ageing Population with Intellectual Disability in Ireland, Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities., 4th IASSID (International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) European Congress, Vienna, July, 2014, edited by Oulette-Kuntz H, Murphy G. , 27, (4), Wiley Blackwell, 2014, pp325 - 335 Published Abstract, 2014

McCarron, M., O'Dwyer, M., Burke, E., McGlinchey, E., & McCallion P, Epidemiology of Epilepsy in older adults with an intellectual disability in Ireland: Associations and Service Implications, American Journal on Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, 119, (3), 2014, p253 - 260 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

O'Dwyer, M., Peklar, J., McCarron, M., McCallion, P., Henman, M, Prevalence and patterns of medicine use in ageing people with intellectual disability., Irish Gerontology Society, Harold's Cross, 23rd May, 2014 Oral Presentation, 2014

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

O'Dwyer, M., Mccarron, M., Henman, M., Medication Use and Polypharmacy in Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities, Ageing and Older Adults with Learning Disabilities Conference, Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland, June 2017, 2017, Edinburgh University/NHS Scotland Invited Talk, 2017

Research Expertise

Projects

  • Title
    • Drug Burden Index to Define the Functional Burden of Medicines in Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Funding Agency
    • Dean's Fund Award, Faculty of Health Sciences, Trinity College Dublin
  • Date From
    • 2016
  • Date To
    • 2017

Recognition

Memberships

Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland Dec 2009 – Present

Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland Dec 2009 – Present