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Sharleen O'Reilly

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Agriculture & Food Science
Agriculture and Food Science
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7167138
Email: sharleen.oreilly@ucd.ie

Biography

Sharleen O'Reilly (BSc, PhD, AdvAPD, RD) is a CORU registered dietitian who works at the interface of research, teaching and practice in public health nutrition. Sharleen graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in human nutrition and dietetics and her PhD. She worked as a dietitian in both Ireland and the UK before moving to Melbourne, Australia in 2004. Sharleen worked for Victoria University as a Lecturer before moving to Deakin University. She held a tenured Lecturing position before being promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2011.

Sharleen's research led her to holding two prestigious Fellowships during her 12 years in Australia - the National Health and Medical Research Council's Translating Research Into Practice Fellowship and an Australia Awards-Endeavour Executive Fellowship. Sharleen also holds Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian (AdvAPD) status, less than one percent of Australian dietitians hold this higher-level credential. She also holds teaching excellence awards from her time at Deakin University.  

Her current research interests lie in research translation and how chronic disease prevention and management can be better implemented in the real world. Her work is focused on taking what we know works in clinical research settings and developing implementable solutions to improve population health. She has attracted over 2.7M Euro research funding over the past 10 years.

She is a member of the UCD Institute of Food and Health and the UCD Perinatal Research Centre. She is also a member of the academic staff for BSc Human Nutrition and MSc Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics. In addition, Sharleen is an Editorial Board member as well as Clinical Trials Editor for Nutrition and Dietetics and is
Associate Editor for Diabetic Medicine. Sharleen holds an Adjunct Professor position at the Public Health Foundation of India and Adjunct Senior Clinical Lecturer at Deakin University.                     

Professional

               

Education

Year 2016 Institution: Flinders University
Qualification: Postgraduate Certificate Subject: Health Administration
Year 2008 Institution: Deakin University
Qualification: Postgraduate Certificate Subject: Higher Education
Year 2004 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject: Clinical Medicine
Year 1998 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: BSc. (Hons) Subject: Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Year 1998 Institution: Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), IRL
Qualification: Diploma Subject: Human Nutrition & Dietetics
         

Publications

Books

O'Reilly, Sharleen (2010) The role of folate in colorectal cancer. Saarbrücken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing. [Details]

Book Chapters

O'Reilly, Sharleen (2010) 'Working in diverse settings' In: Stagnitti, K., Schoo, A., Welch, D (eds). in Clinical and Fieldwork Placement in the Health Professions. Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press. [Details]
O¿Reilly, S (2013) 'Working in diverse settings' In: Stagnitti, K., Schoo, A., We;ch, D (eds). Clinical and Fieldwork Placement in the Health Professions, second edition. Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

James Dunbar, Andrea Hernan, Edward Janus, Nathalie Davis-Lameloise, Dino Asproloupos, Sharleen O¿Reilly, Amy Timoshanko, Elizabeth Stewart, Catherine M Bennett, Greg Johnson, Rob Carter on behalf of the Melbourne Diabetes Prevention Study research group (2012) 'Implementation salvage experiences from the Melbourne Diabetes Prevention Study'. BMC Public Health, 12 (806):1-9. [Details]
Nathalie Davis-Lameloise, Andrea Hernan, Edward D Janus, Elizabeth Stewart, Rob Carter, Catherine M Bennett, Sharleen O¿Reilly, Benjamin Philpot, Erkki Vartiainen, James A Dunbar on behalf of the Melbourne Diabetes Prevention Study (MDPS) research group (2013) 'The Melbourne Diabetes Prevention Study (MDPS) Protocol'. Trials, 14 (31):1-9. [Details]
Angela Mc Glynn, Gillian Wasson, Sharleen L O¿Reilly, Helene McNulty, C Stephen Downes, Chin-Kuo Chang, Leane Hoey, Anne M. Molloy, Mary Ward, JJ Strain, George Mc Kerr, Donald G Weir, John M Scott (2013) 'Low colonocyte folate is associated with uracil misincorporation and global DNA hypomethylation in human colorectum'. Journal of Nutrition, 143 (1):27-33. [Details]
Sophy TF Shih, Nathalie Davis-Lameloise, Edward D Janus, Carol Wildey, Vincent L Versace, Virginia Hagger, Dino Asproloupos, Sharleen O¿Reilly, Paddy A Phillips, Michael Ackland, Timothy Skinner, Jeremy Oats, Rob Carter, James D Best, James A Dunbar (2013) 'Mothers After Gestational Diabetes in Australia Diabetes Prevention Program (MAGDA-DPP) post-natal intervention: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial'. Trials, 14 :339. [Details]
Shih TF Sophy, Davis-Lameloise Nathalie, Janus D Edward, Wildey Carol, Versace L Vincent, Hagger Virginia, Asproloupos Dino, O¿Reilly L Sharleen, Phillips A Paddy, Ackland Michael, Skinner Timothy, Oats Jeremy, Carter Rob, Best D James, Dunbar A James (2014) 'Mothers After Gestational Diabetes in Australia Diabetes Prevention Program (MAGDA-DPP) post-natal intervention: an update to the study protocol for a randomized controlled trial'. Trials, 15 :259. [Details]
Shelley Wilkinson, Siew Lim, Susan Upham, Andrew Pennington, Sharleen O¿Reilly, Dino Asproloupos, David McIntyre, James Dunbar (2014) 'Who¿s responsible for the care of women during and after a pregnancy affected by gestational diabetes?'. Medical Journal of Australia, 201 (3):S78-S81. [Details]
James A Dunbar, Edward D Janus, Erkki Vartiainen, Tiina Laatikainen, Vin Versace, John Reynolds, James D Best, Timothy Skinner, Sharleen O'Reilly, Kevin Mc Namara, Elizabeth Stewart, Michael Coates, Catherine Bennett, Rob Carter. (2015) 'Re: Time to question the NHS diabetes prevention programme'. BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 351 . [Details]
Sharleen L O¿Reilly and Julia Milner (2015) 'Transitions in reflective practise: exploring student development and preferred methods of engagement'. Nutrition and Dietetics, 72 (2):150-155. [Details]
Liem, S., O¿Reilly, S.L., Behrens, H., Skinner, T., Ellis, I., Dunbar, J.A. (2015) 'Effective strategies for weight loss in post-partum women: a systematic analysis and meta-analysis'. Obesity Reviews, 16 (11):972-987. [Details]
KP McNamara, SL O'Reilly, J George, GM Peterson, SL Jackson, G Duncan, H Howarth, JA Dunbar. (2015) 'Intervention fidelity for a complex behaviour change intervention in community pharmacy addressing cardiovascular disease risk'. Health Education Research, 30 (6):897-909. [Details]
SL O¿Reilly, J Milner. (2015) 'Supporting culturally and linguistically diverse students during clinical placement: strategies from both sides of the table'. BMC Medical Education, 15 (1):175. [Details]
James A Dunbar, Andrea L Hernan, Edward D Janus, Erkki Vartiainen, Tiina Laatikainen, Vincent L Versace, John Reynolds, James D Best, Timothy C Skinner, Sharleen L O'Reilly, Kevin P Mc Namara, Elizabeth Stewart, Michael Coates, Catherine M Bennett, Rob Carter. (2015) 'Challenges of diabetes prevention in the real world: results and lessons from the Melbourne Diabetes Prevention Study'. BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care, 3 (1):e000131. [Details]
Andrew Pennington, Sharleen O'Reilly, Doris Young, James Dunbar (2016) 'Improving follow-up care for women with a history of gestational diabetes: perspectives of GPs and patients'. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 23 (1):66-74. [Details]
Sharleen L. O¿Reilly, Angela P.McGlynn, Helene McNulty, John Reynolds, Gillian R. Wasson, Anne M. Molloy, J.J. Strain, Donald G. Weir, Mary Ward, George McKerr, John M. Scott, C. Stephen Downes. (2016) 'Folic acid supplementation in post polypectomy patients in a randomized controlled trial increases tissue folate concentrations, and reduces aberrant DNA biomarkers, in colonic tissues adjacent to the former polyp site'. Journal of Nutrition, 146 :933-939. [Details]
Sharleen L O'Reilly, James A Dunbar, Vincent Versace, Edward Janus, James D Best, Rob Carter, Jeremy JN Oats, Timothy Skinner, Michael Ackland, Paddy A Phillips, Peter R Ebeling, John Reynolds, Sophy TF Shih, Virginia Hagger, Michael Coates, Carol Wildey on behalf of the MAGDA study group. (2016) 'Mothers After Gestational Diabetes in Australia (MAGDA): A Randomised Controlled Trial of a Postnatal Diabetes Prevention Program'. PLoS Medicine, 7 (13):e100292. [Details]
Sharleen L O¿Reilly (2016) 'Translational Research: the ingredients are only the start of the recipe for better dietetic practice'. Nutrition and Dietetics, 73 (4):307-311. [Details]
Liem S, Dunbar JA, Versace V, Skinner T, Wiley C, O¿Reilly SL (2017) 'Comparing a telephone- and a group-delivered diabetes prevention program: Characteristics of engaged and non-engaged postpartum mothers with a history of gestational diabetes'. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 126 :254-262. [DOI] [Details]
   

Published Reports

AP McGlynn, GR Wasson, SL O¿Reilly, I Bradbury, A Molloy, M Ward, VJ McKelvey-Martin, N Mahmud, G McKerr, DG Weir, JJ Strain, JM Scott, CS Downes, H McNulty. (2004) . The establishment of DNA replication biomarkers in colon cells and their validation as functional markers of folate status. Project code: N05028. Final Technical Report. Food Standards Agency, London, UK. [Details]
Kevin McNamara, Stephen Bunker, James Dunbar, Gregory Duncan, Jon Emery, Helen Howarth, Johnson George, Shane Jackson, Eward Janus, Sharleen O'Reilly, Gregory Peterson. (2010) Pharmacist assessment of adherence, risk and treatment in cardiovascular disease (PAART-CVD). Australian Government - Department of Health and Aging, Canberra, Australia. [Details]
Kevin McNamara, Andrew Knight, Micheal Livingston, Kypros Kypri, Jonathan Malo, Lyn Roberts, Sonya Stanley, Carley Grimes, Bruce Bolam, Michelle Gooey, Mike Daube, Sharleen O¿Reilly, Stephen Colagiuri, Anna Peeters, Penny Tolhurst, Philip Batterham, James Dunbar, Maximillian de Courten. (2015) Targets and indicators for chronic disease prevention in Australia, Technical Report No. 2015-08. Australian Health Policy Collaboration, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. [Details]
Lindberg R, Fetherston H, Calder R, McNamara K, Knight A, Livingston M, Kypri K, Malo J, Roberts L, Stanley S, Grimes S, Bolam B, White S, Purcell K, Daube M, O¿Reilly S, Colagiuri S, Peeters A, Batterham P, Harvey C, Dunbar JA (2016) Getting Australia¿s Health on Track. Australian Health Policy Collaboration, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. [Details]
                                                                                                                                     

Research

Research Interests

 Dr Sharleen O'Reilly is a nutritionist and dietitian with research interests focused on research translation. Her current research focused on chronic disease prevention for improved cardiometabolic health outcomes in high risk populations.
Sharleen has expertise in the area of knowledge translation/implementation science, public health nutrition, behaviour change methodologies, mixed methods research design, systematic review methods, gestational diabetes, heart disease and diabetes prevention, running randomised controlled trials and working across large multi-stakeholder projects. Dr O¿Reilly has attracted over ¿2.7 million research income over the past 10 years.