Dr. Joanne Balfe

Dr. Joanne Balfe

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Dev. General, Paediatrics

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Publications and Further Research Outputs

  • Huggard D, McGrane F, Lagan N, Roche E, Balfe J, Leahy TR, Franklin O, Moreno A, Melo AM, Doherty DG, Molloy EJ, Altered endotoxin responsiveness in healthy children with Down syndrome., BMC immunology, 2018Journal Article, 2018, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • M Alsaffar, J Balfe, S Quinn, N Gadelsayd, EJ Molloy, Coeliac Dseae in Children with Down Syndrome in Ireland, Archives of Disease in Childhood, 2018Journal Article, 2018, URL
  • J Balfe, Children with Exceptional Healthcare Needs: "Personhood" and Moral Standing in Community, Archives of Diseases in Childhood , RCPCH AGM , Birmingham , June 2013, 98, 2013, ppA53 - A54Published Abstract, 2013, URL
  • J Balfe, A Booth, B Ritchie, Problematic symptoms in children attending for short breaks at a children's hospice; are we missing an opportunity for symptom assessment and management?, Archives of Diseases in Childhood, RCPCH AGM, May 2017, 2017Published Abstract, 2017, URL
  • J Balfe, M Cassidy, A Booth, Development of symptom assessment service at a children's hospice , Archives of Diseases in Childhood, RCPCH AGM, Birmingham, March 2018, 2018Published Abstract, 2018, URL
  • SA Jaleel, J Balfe, E Curtis, D McDonald, Status dystonicus presenting in an acute setting in association with viral illnesses, RCPCH AGM, April 2015, 2015Published Abstract, 2015, URL
  • C Purcell1, C Martins1, J Balfe1, EJ Molloy, paediatric pitstop' general academic paediatric research workshop , Archives of Diseases in Childhood, RCPCH AGM, March 2018, 2018Published Abstract, 2018
  • JM Balfe, D Waldron, N van der Spek, National survey of the aetiological assessment service of permanent childhood hearing impairment in ireland , Archives of Diseases in Childhood, RCPCH AGM, March 2018, 2018Published Abstract, 2018, URL
  • Balfe J, Curtis E, O"Neill C, Permanent Childhood Hearing Loss in Ireland: Diagnostic Yield from Aetiological Evaluation in a Paediatric Clinic, Irish medical journal, 2019Journal Article, 2019
  • Balfe J, Van Der Spek N, Waldron D, National Survey Of The Aetiological Assessment Service Of Permanent Childhood Hearing Loss In Ireland, Irish medical journal, 2018Journal Article, 2018
  • Lagan NC, Balfe J, Question 2: Does heavy metal chelation therapy improve the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder., Archives of disease in childhood, 2018Journal Article, 2018
  • Ling J, O'Reilly M, Balfe J, Quinn C, Devins M, Children with life-limiting conditions: establishing accurate prevalence figures., Irish medical journal, 2015Journal Article, 2015
  • Huggard D, Koay WJ, Kelly L, McGrane F, Ryan E, Lagan N, Roche E, Balfe J, Leahy TR, Franklin O, Moreno-Oliveira A, Melo AM, Doherty DG, Molloy EJ., Altered Toll-Like Receptor Signalling in Children with Down Syndrome., Mediators of inflammation, 2019, 2019, p4068734Journal Article, 2019, DOI
  • Dean Huggard, Lynne Kelly, Emer Ryan, Fiona McGrane, Niamh Lagan, Edna Roche, Joanne Balfe, T. Ronan Leahy, Orla Franklin, Derek G. Doherty, Eleanor J. Molloy, Increased systemic inflammation in children with Down syndrome, Cytokine, 127, 2020, p154938Journal Article, 2020, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Niamh Lagan, Dean Huggard, Fiona Mc Grane, Timothy Ronan Leahy, Orla Franklin, Edna Roche, David Webb, Aengus O'Maricaigh, Des Cox, Afif Elkuffash, Peter Greally, Joanne Balfe, Eleanor J Molloy, Multiorgan involvement and management in children with Down Syndrome, Acta Paediatrica, (1), 2020Journal Article, 2020, DOI
  • Whitla L, Devins M, Molloy EJ, Twomey M, O'Reilly M, Balfe J, Children's Palliative Care; the identified Learning Needs of Paediatricians., Irish medical journal, 2020Journal Article, 2020
  • Lagan NC and Mc Grane F and Huggard D and Sharkey J and Purcell C and Balfe J and Molloy E, Implementation of a health surveillance clinic for children with Down syndrome., Archives of disease in childhood. Education and practice edition, 2021Journal Article, 2021, DOI
  • Joanne Balfe and Joanne Balfe, An Assessment of the Learning Needs in Paediatric Palliative Care, 2019Conference Paper, 2019, DOI , URL
  • Joanne Balfe and Joanne Balfe, Implementation of a \textquotedblleftSterile Cockpit\textquotedblright to Improve Medication Safety in a Children{', 2019Conference Paper, 2019, DOI , URL
  • Joanne Balfe and Joanne Balfe, Polypharmacy in Children with Life-limiting Conditions; Benefit or Burden?, 2019Conference Paper, 2019, DOI , URL
  • Lagan, N, Kelly, S, McDonald, Balfe J , Timing is everything; initiating advance care discussions in children with severe neurological impairment., Pallaitive Medicine , European Association of Palliative Care , Berlin, May 2019 , 33, (1), SAGE, 2019Poster, 2019
  • Boyle, M, Bolton S Balfe J, , To Test or Not to Test- What bloods are done at the Developmental Clinic, Pediatric Research , European Academy of Paediatric Societies , 68, 2010Poster, 2010
  • Balfe, J, Meehan J, An exploration of Medical Student's Understanding of Paediatric Palliative Care and the Educational Value of a Short Teaching Programme in a Children's Hospice , J Palliative Care Medicine , 2nd Congress on Paediatric Palliative Care; A Global Gathering , Rome , Nov 2014, 2014Oral Presentation, 2014
  • Lagan, N, Kelly, S, Delahunt A, McDonald, Balfe J, Streamlining the patient journey through the complex needs clinic, Archives of Disease in Childhood , RCPCH , Birmingham , May 2019, 104, (Suppl 2 ), 2019Poster, 2019
  • Balfe J, Whitla L, Devins M, Molloy E , Challenges experienced by paediatricians providing care to children; a thematic analysis. , Archives of Disease in Childhood, RCPCH, Birmingham, May 2019, 104, 2019Poster, 2019
  • Joanne Balfe , Understanding Children's Palliative Care , GP Ireland; Journal of the National Association of General Practice , 2018Journal Article
  • Joanne Balfe, Caring for short and precious lives. , Irish Medical Times , 2017Journal Article
  • Balfe J , McKiernan A, Promoting Psychosocial Care for Children and Their Families that is integrated and evidence based. , Cancer Professional , 2019Journal Article


  • Fellow of Faculty of Paediatrics RCPI ( FFPaed) Current
  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians in Ireland ( FRCPI) current