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Dr. 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

O'Dwyer M, Ryan T, Ryder S, D'Arcy DM, Walsh J. , Innovative Development and Evaluation of Professional Attributes through Integration of Science and Practice at First Year Pharmacy Level , Irish Network of Healthcare Educators Conference, TBSI, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland , February 2020, 2020 Oral Presentation, 2020

O' 'Connell, J., Burke, E., McMahon N, McCallion, P., McCarron, M, Henman, M., O'Dwyer M, Medication Burden and Frailty in Older Adults with Intellectual Disability: An Observational Cross-Sectional Study, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Ageing with Intellectual Disability: Dementia and Cognitive Decline in, editor(s)J. Matson , Handbook of Dual Disorders, 2020, [1. Sheerin F, McCallion P, McGlinchey E, O'Dwyer M, Reilly E, McCarron, M ] Book Chapter, 2020

O'Dwyer M, O'Connell J, McCarron M, McCallion P, Henman M, Measuring Drug Burden in Older Adults with Intellectual Disability: Finding the Perfect Measure, Expert Opinion on Drug Safety , 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Watkins L, O'Dwyer M, Maguire M, Thomas R, Lawthom C, Shankar R, The evidence for switching dibenzazepines in people with epilepsy", Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Bond, L., Carroll, R., Mulryan, N., O'Dwuer, M., O'Connell, J., Monaghan, R., Sheerin, F., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., Biopsychosocial factors associated with depression and anxiety in older adults with ID: Results of the wave 3 Intellectual Disability Supplement to The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing., Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

O'Dwyer M, Finnerty S, Henman M, Carroll R, McCallion P, McCarron M. , Prevalence and treatment of dementia in older adults with Intellectual Disability (ID) in Ireland, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, IASSIDD World Congress, Glasgow, August 2019, 63, (7), 2019 Conference Paper, 2019 DOI

Bond, L., Carroll, R., Mulryan, N., O'Dwyer, M., O'Connell, J., Monaghan, R., Sheerin, F., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., The association of life events and mental ill health in older adults with intellectual disability: results of the wave 3 Intellectual Disability Supplement to The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 63, (5), 2019, p454 - 465 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Al Mutairi HK, O'Dwyer M, McCarron M, McCallion P, Burke E, Henman MC., Laxative use among older adults with intellectual disability: A cross-sectional observational study, International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Bond L, Carroll R, Mulryan N, O'Dwyer M, O'Connell J, Monaghan R, Sheerin F, McCallion P, McCarron M. , The association of life events and mental ill health in older adults with intellectual disability: results of the wave 3 intellectual disability supplement to the Irish longitudinal study on ageing (IDS ]TILDA), IASSIDD World Congress, Glasgow, August 2019, 63, (7), 2019 Conference Paper, 2019 DOI

Watkins L, O'Dwyer M, Shankar R, New anti-seizure medication for elderly epileptic patients, Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy , 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Burke É, Carroll R, O'Dwyer M, Walsh JB, McCallion P, McCarron M., Quantitative examination of the bone health status of older adults with intellectual and developmental disability in Ireland: a cross-sectional nationwide study. , BMJ Open, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Physical Health of Older Adults with Intellectual Disability in, editor(s)V.P Prasher and Matt Janicki , Physical Health of People with Intellectual Disability, Springer International, Springer International , 2019, [Burke E.A., O'Dwyer M, McGlinchey E, Foran S, MacGiolla Phadraig C, Carroll R, McCallion P and McCarron M] Book Chapter, 2019 DOI

Claire O'Dwyer; Martin Henman; Mary Mc Carron; Eva O'Leary; Philip McCallion; Eilish Burke; Juliette O'Connell; Maire O'Dwyer, Prevalence and patterns of antipsychotic use and their associations with mental health and problem behaviours among older adults with intellectual disabilities, Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities , 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Gorman A, O'Dwyer M, Hughes C. Rankin A, Ryan C, Protocol for a systematic review of theoretically derived interventions aimed at improving appropriate prescribing in primary care, All Ireland Pharmacy Conference, Louth , October 2019, 2019 Poster, 2019

Al Mutairi HK, O'Dwyer M, McCarron M, McCallion P, Henman MC., Longitudinal evaluation of laxative use among people with intellectual disabilities: data from three waves of a longitudinal study., International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, European Society of Clinical Pharmacy Symposium, Belfast, October 2018, edited by Springer International , 41, (1), 2019, pp370 - 370 Conference Paper, 2019 DOI

Watkins L, O'Dwyer M, Kerr M, Scheepers M, Courtenay K, Shankar R., Quality Improvement in the management of people with epilepsy and Intellectual Disability: the development of clinical guidance, Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy , 2019 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

O'Connell J, Henman MC, Burke E, Donegan C, McCallion P, McCarron M, O'Dwyer M, Association of Drug Burden Index with Grip Strength, Timed Up and Go and Barthel Index Activities of Daily Living in Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: An Observational Cross-sectional Study, BMC Geratrics, (173), 2019, p1 - 21 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Pharmaceutical Care in the Aged in, editor(s)Filipa Alves da Costa, Aldo Alvarez Risco, Foppe van Mil , The Pharmacist Guide to Implementing Pharmaceutical Care, Springer International, 2019, [Ryan C, O'Dwyer M] Book Chapter, 2019 DOI

Ryan, T.J.; Grimes, T.; Henman, M.C.; Sheachnasaigh, E.N.; O'Dwyer, M.; Roche, C.; Ryder, S.A.; Sasse, A.; Walsh, J.J. & D'Arcy, D.M, Design and Implementation of an Integrated Competency-Focused Pharmacy Programme: A Case Report., Pharmacy, 7, (3), 2019, pdoi.org/10.3390/pharmacy703012 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

O'Connell J, Burke E, O'Dwyer M, McCallion P, McCarron M, Henman MC, Drug burden measures and physical function in older adults with intellectual disabilities, International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, European Society of Clinical Pharmacy Symposium, Belfast, October 2018, edited by Springer International , 41, (1), 2019, pp302 - 302 Conference Paper, 2019 DOI

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, 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

O'Dwyer, M., O'Connell., J., O'Dwyer C.,Mulryan, N., McCallion, P., McCarron, M. and Henman, M.C.,, Patterns and indications for antipsychotic utilisation in older adults with intellectual disability: a cross sectional study, International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference, Newcastle, April 2018, 26(1), 2018, pp7 - 8 Oral Presentation, 2018 DOI URL

O'Dwyer M, Galvin N, McCallion P, McCarron M, Henman M, O'Connell J. , Use of High Risk Medicines in Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: A cross-sectional study , Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, IASSIDD European Congress, Athens , 31, (4), 2018, pp544 - 544 Conference Paper, 2018 DOI

O'Dwyer M, Burke E, Foran S, McCarron M, McCallion P. , Associations of medicine use with falls and bone health in older adults with intellectual disabilities, Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, IASSIDD European Congress, Athens, 31, (4), 2018, pp544- Conference Paper, 2018 DOI

Burke, EA., Carroll, R., O'Dwyer, M., Walsh, JB., McCallion, P and McCarron, M., Osteoporosis and People with Down Syndrome: A Preliminary Descriptive Examination of the Intellectual Disability Supplement to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing Wave 1 Results, Health, 10, (9), 2018, p1233 - 1249 Journal Article, 2018 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

O'Connell, J., Burke, E., Mulryan, N., O'Dwyer, C., Donegan, C., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., Henman, M., O'Dwyer, M, Drug Burden Index to Define the Burden of Medicines in Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: An Observational Cross-Sectional Study , British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 84, 2018, p553 - 567 Journal Article, 2018 DOI TARA - Full Text Other

A. Belton , M. O'Dwyer, J. Peklar, P. McCallion, M. McCarron, and M. C. Henman, Medication Use and Health Screening in an Ageing Adult Population With Down Syndrome in Ireland: A Descriptive Study, Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 15, (2), 2018, p145 - 154 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

O'Dwyer M, Peklar J, Mulryan N, McCallion P, McCarron M, Henman MC, Prevalence and patterns of anti-epileptic medicationprescribing in the treatment of epilepsy in older adults with intellectual disabilities, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 62, (3), 2018, p245 - 261 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

O'Dwyer, McCarron M , McCallion P & Henman M., "Medication Use and Potentially Inappropriate Prescribing in Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: A neglected area of research, Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety , 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Coughlan M, McCarthy S, Melanophy G, O'Dwyer M, An analysis of the medication reconciliation process in an outpatient clinical setting , Hospital Pharmacists Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Dublin, 2018 Poster, 2018

O'Dwyer, M., Henman, M., McCarron, M., McCallion, P., Burke, E., Carroll, R., O'Dwyer, M O'Connell, J., , Prevalence and Patterns of antiepileptic medication use in the treatment of epilepsy in older adults with Intellectual Disabilities, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research , 62, 2018, p245 - 261 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Almutari, 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, 26, (7), 2018, p1012 - 1021 Journal Article, 2018 DOI TARA - Full Text

O'Dwyer M, Hughes J, McCallion P, McCarron M, Henman M., Psychotropic drug use in older adults with intellectual disabilities who have dementia in Ireland , Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, IASSIDD European Congress, Athens, 31, (4), 2018, pp544- Conference Paper, 2018 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 Oral Presentation, 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, 61, (10), 2017, p969 - 983 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

McCarron, M., Haigh, M., McCallion, P., Health, Wellbeing and Social Inclusion: Ageing with an Intellectual Disability in Ireland Evidence from the First Ten Years of The Intellectual Disability Supplement to The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (IDS-TILDA), School of Nursing and Midwifery,Trinity College Dublin, December, 2017, p1 - 136 Report, 2017 TARA - Full Text URL

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 Oral Presentation, 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 Poster, 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, 1, 2017, p1 - 15 Journal Article, 2017 TARA - Full Text URL DOI Other

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

O'Connell, J., O'Dwyer, M., Burke, E., Henman, M., Donegan, C., McCarron, M., McCallion, P. and Mulryan, N, ASSOCIATION OF DRUG BURDEN INDEX WITH PHYSICAL FUNCTION IN IRISH OLDER ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY, 46, Age and Ageing, 2017 Poster, 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- Oral Presentation, 2017 DOI

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 Poster, 2017 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 Poster, 2016 URL

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 Poster, 2016 DOI

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 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 Oral Presentation, 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 Oral Presentation, 2016 URL 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 Poster, 2016 DOI

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 Poster, 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, 209, 2016, p504 - 510 Journal Article, 2016 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- Oral Presentation, 2016 DOI

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 Poster, 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, 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 Poster, 2015 DOI

O'Dwyer, M., Peklar, J., Belton, A., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., Henman, M, Prevalence and Predictors of Multiple Medicines Use 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), 2014, pp297- Oral Presentation, 2014 DOI

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 URL

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

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 Oral Presentation, 2014 DOI

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

O'Dwyer M, Polypharmacy in Older Adults with Intellectual Disability (Webinar), International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) Integrated Matters Scotland Webinar on Appropriate Polypharmacy & Adherence, Scotland, 2019, 2019, International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) Invited Talk, 2019

Burke, E., McGlinchey, E., Haigh, M., Carroll, R., O'Donovan, M., McCausland, D., O'Dwyer, M., Mac Giolla Phadraig C., Mulryan, N., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., An accesible report: Health, Wellbeing and Social Inclusion: Ageing with an Intellectual Disability in Ireland: Evidence from the First Ten Years of The Intellectual Disability Supplement to The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (IDS-TILDA) Wave 3 IDS-TILDA, Trinity College Dublin, 2018 Report, 2018

Mary McCarron, Philip McCallion, Rachael Carroll, Eilish Burke, Eimear McGlinchey, Mary-Ann O'Donovan, Darren McCausland, Fintan Sheerin, Maire O'Dwyer, Sinead Foran, Caoimhin MacGiolla Phadraig, Niamh Mulryan, Juliette O'Connell and Judy Ryan., Health, Wellbeing and Social Inclusion: Ageing with an Intellectual Disability in Ireland Evidence from the First Ten Years of The Intellectual Disability Supplement to The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (IDS-TILDA) Wave 3 IDS-TILDA, Trinity College Dublin, 2017 Report, 2017

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

Maire O'Dwyer, Martin Henman, Ian Maidmant, Niamh Mulryan, Philip McCallion, Mary McCarron, Anticholinergic Burden in Older Adults with Intellectual Disability , Faculty of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability Annual Conference 2017, Dublin, October 2017, 2017, Royal College of Psychiatrists and Royal College of Psychiatrists of Ireland Invited Talk, 2017

Recognition

Memberships

Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland Dec 2009 – Present