Dr. Barry Lyons

Associate Professor Medical Ethics and Law

Publications and Further Research Outputs

  • Crowe S, Lyons B, Herbal medicine use by children presenting for ambulatory anesthesia and surgery., Paediatric anaesthesia, 2004Journal Article, 2004
  • Crowe S, Westbrook A, Bourke M, Lyons B, Russell J, Impossible laryngeal intubation in an infant with Fraser syndrome., Paediatric anaesthesia, 2004Journal Article, 2004
  • Crowe S, Mannion D, Healy M, O'Hare B, Lyons B, Paediatric near-drowning: mortality and outcome in a temperate climate., Irish medical journal, 2003Journal Article, 2003
  • Lyons, B., Gibson, M., Dolezal, L., Stories of shame, The Lancet, 391, (10130), 2018, p1568-1569Journal Article, 2018
  • Dolezal, L., Lyons, B., Health-related shame: An affective determinant of health?, Medical Humanities, 43, (4), 2017, p257-263Journal Article, 2017
  • Lyons, B., Dolezal, L., Shame, stigma and medicine, Medical Humanities, 43, (4), 2017, p208-210Journal Article, 2017
  • Lyons, B., Faith, hope and (no) clarity, Journal of Medical Ethics, 42, (8), 2016, p520-521Journal Article, 2016
  • Lyons, B., Improving end-of-life care in intensive care units, Ethical and Legal Debates in Irish Healthcare: Confronting Complexities, 2016, p236-250Journal Article, 2016
  • Lyons, B., Papist potions and electric sex: A historical perspective on `proper medical treatment", The Legitimacy of Medical Treatment: What Role for the Medical Exception?, 2016, p51-67Journal Article, 2016
  • Lyons, B., O"Dwyer, R.H., The Jacobs Parental Prerogative Test, American Journal of Bioethics, 15, (2), 2015, p52-53Journal Article, 2015
  • Lyons, B., History, ethics and the presidential commission on research in Guatemala, Public Health Ethics, 7, (3), 2014, p211-224Journal Article, 2014
  • BLyons,ATaylor,CPower,WCasey, Postanaesthetic shivering in Children , Anaesthesia, 51, (5), 1996, p442 - 445Journal Article, 1996
  • O. P. Smith, B. White, D. Vaughan, M. Rafferty, L. Claffey, B. Lyons and W. Casey, Use of protein-C concentrate, heparin, and haemodiafiltration in meningococcus-induced purpura fulminans, Lancet, 350, (9091), 1997, p1590-3Journal Article, 1997, URL
  • Tim Keady and Ola L. Nordrum and Oscar Duffy and Tricia Cummins and Vincent Wall and D{\'{o, Annual greenhouse gas emissions from inhaled anaesthetic agents in the Republic of Ireland, British Journal of AnaesthesiaJournal Article, DOI , URL
  • Caoimhe Casby and Barry Lyons, Anaesthesia consent considerations in children and young people, Anaesthesia {\&, 22, (11), p718--722Journal Article, DOI , URL
  • Claire Magner and Neil Greenberg and Fiona Timmins and Veronica O{\textquotesingle, The psychological impact of {COVID, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 30, (13-14)Journal Article, DOI , URL
  • John Robert Sheehan and Barry Lyons and Francesca Holt, The use of Lean Methodology to reduce personal protective equipment wastage in children undergoing congenital cardiac surgery, during the {COVID, Pediatric AnesthesiaJournal Article, DOI , URL
  • Caoimhe Casby and Barry Lyons, Consent and children, Anaesthesia {\&, 20, (1), p52--55Journal Article, DOI , URL
  • Barry Lyons, Cross-sectional Analysis of the Standards of Consent Applied to Anaesthesia in Ireland: Are Anaesthetists Aware of their Legal and Ethical Obligations?, Irish Medical Journal, 2018Journal Article, 2018
  • Lyons, B., ', Medical Law Review, 19, (3), 2011, p372-400Journal Article, 2011
  • Lyons, B., Obliging children, Medical Law Review, 19, (1), 2011, p55-85Journal Article, 2011
  • Lyons, B., Children, best interests and the courts: A response to Bridgeman, Clinical Ethics, 5, (4), 2010, p188-194Journal Article, 2010
  • Lyons, B., Dying to be responsible: Adolescence, autonomy and responsibility, Legal Studies, 30, (2), 2010, p257-278Journal Article, 2010
  • Lyons, B., The limits of parental authority?, American Journal of Bioethics, 10, (1), 2010, p50-52Journal Article, 2010
  • Lyons, B., ?The sleep of death?: Anaesthesia, mortality and the courts from ether to Adomako, Bioethics, Medicine and the Criminal Law Volume II: Medicine, Crime and Society, 2010, p43-64Journal Article, 2010
  • Conlon, N.P. and Breatnach, C. and O{', Health-related quality of life after prolonged pediatric intensive care unit stay, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 10, (1), 2009, p41-44Journal Article, 2009
  • Conlon, N.P. and Breatnach, C. and O{', Response to editorial: Outcome assessment-What outcome do we want?, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 10, (1), 2009, p135-136Journal Article, 2009
  • O{', The effects of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke on pulmonary function in children undergoing anesthesia for minor surgery, Paediatric Anaesthesia, 16, (5), 2006, p560-567Journal Article, 2006
  • Keaney, A. and Diviney, D. and Harte, S. and Lyons, B., Postoperative behavioral changes following anesthesia with sevoflurane, Paediatric Anaesthesia, 14, (10), 2004, p866-870Journal Article, 2004
  • Iohom, G. and Franklin, R. and Casey, W. and Lyons, B., The McCoy straight blade does not improve laryngoscope and intubation in normal infants, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, 51, (2), 2004, p155-159Journal Article, 2004
  • Iohom, G. and Lyons, B. and Casey, W., Airway management in a baby with femoral hypoplasia-unusual facies syndrome, Paediatric Anaesthesia, 12, (5), 2002, p461-464Journal Article, 2002
  • Iohom, G. and Lyons, B., Anaesthesia for children with epidermolysis bullosa: A review of 20 years{', European Journal of Anaesthesiology, 18, (11), 2001, p745-754Journal Article, 2001
  • Cole, P.V. and Vesey, C.J. and Lyons, B. and Casey, W., Passive smoking and airway complications in children (multiple letters) [1], Anaesthesia, 52, (4), 1997, p386-387Journal Article, 1997
  • Lyons, B. and Lohan, D. and Flynn, C. and McCarroll, M., Modification of pain on injection of propofol: A comparison of pethidine and lignocaine, Anaesthesia, 51, (4), 1996, p394-395Journal Article, 1996
  • Lyons, B. and Casey, W. and Doherty, P. and McHugh, M. and Moore, K.P., Pain relief with low-dose intravenous clonidine in a child with severe burns, Intensive Care Medicine, 22, (3), 1996, p249-251Journal Article, 1996
  • Lyons, B. and Frizelle, H. and Kirby, F. and Casey, W., The effect of passive smoking on the incidence of airway complications in children undergoing general anaesthesia, Anaesthesia, 51, (4), 1996, p324-326Journal Article, 1996
  • Dexter, T. and Lyons, B.J. and Flynn, C.G.M., The laryngeal mask and percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy [5], Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, 40, (1), 1996, p136-137Journal Article, 1996
  • Lyons, B. and Lohan, D. and Flynn, C.G. and Joshi, G.P. and O{', Intra-articular analgesia for arthroscopic meniscectomy, British Journal of Anaesthesia, 75, (5), 1995, p552-555Journal Article, 1995
  • Lyons, B. and Cregg, N. and Conway, F. and Casey, W. and Doherty, P. and Moore, K.P., Premedication for ambulatory surgery in preschool children: a comparison of oral midazolam and rectal thiopentone, Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, 42, (6), 1995, p473-478Journal Article, 1995
  • Lyons, B. and Phelan, D. and McCarroll, M. and Stack, J. and Murphy, S. and O{', Prolonged unilateral lower limb paresis following abdominal surgery with epidural and general anaesthesia, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 23, (4), 1995, p507-509Journal Article, 1995
  • Lyons, B. and Motherway, C. and Casey, W. and Doherty, P., The anaesthetic management of the child with Eisenmenger{', Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, 42, (10), 1995, p904-909Journal Article, 1995
  • Lyons, B.J. and Flynn, C.G.M., The laryngeal mask simplifies airway management during percutaneous dilational tracheostomy, Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, 39, (3), 1995, p414-415Journal Article, 1995
  • Lyons, B. and Carroll, M. and McDonald, N.J., The treatment of postanaesthetic shivering: a double blind comparison between alfentanil and pethidine, Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, 39, (7), 1995, p979-982Journal Article, 1995
  • B Lyons, The Irish Council for Bioethics An Unaffordable Luxury?, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 21, 2012, p375 - 383Journal Article, 2012, DOI , URL
  • B Lyons, Solidarity, children and research, Bioethics, 26, (7), 2012, p369-375Journal Article, 2012, DOI
  • B Lyons, Medical Manslaughter, Irish Medical Journal, 106, (1), 2013, p25 - 26Journal Article, 2013, URL
  • 'The sleep of death': 150 years of anaesthesia-related mortality and the courts in, Bioethics, Medicine and the Criminal Law, Vol 2: Medicine, Crime and Society , Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2013, pp43 - 64, [B Lyons]Book Chapter, 2013
  • Barry Lyons, Male Infant Circumcision as a 'HIV Vaccine', Public Health Ethics, 2013Journal Article, 2013, DOI , URL
  • Psychological Aspects of Oncology in, Problem Solving in Oncology, 2008, [Anne Maire O'Dwyer ]Book Chapter

Research Expertise

  • Title
    Shame & Medicine
    Shame and Medicine is an interdisciplinary research project that is based at the University of Exeter, University of Birmingham, and Children"s Health Ireland. The overall aim of the project is to research the role of shame in various aspects of health and medicine, including clinical practice, patient experience and medical student education. The project is engaging a team of researchers in social sciences, cultural studies, medicine and philosophy to investigate the philosophy and cultural representation of shame in medicine, while also doing empirical studies looking at shame experiences in current healthcare practices and professional culture, particularly exploring how race, ethnicity, class, gender and disability impact on the experience of shame. The Shame and Medicine project will provide evidence that will improve the quality of health services and enrich our understanding of the experience of shame as it relates to health, professional practice and education.
    Funding Agency
    Wellcome trust
    Date From
    Date To

Law & Human rights, Philosophy, Ethics and Religion, Medical, Health and Life Sciences & Technologies, Humanities,


  • European Society of Anaesthetists
  • Institute of Medical Ethics
  • Medico-legal society of Ireland
  • Society of Legal Scholars
  • Association of Anaesthetists