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Mairead Kennelly

Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist & Senior Lecturer

School of Medicine
Coombe Women's Hospital
Cork St
Dublin 8

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Email: mairead.kennelly@ucd.ie

Biography

Dr Mairead Kennelly is the UCD Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Consultant and Subspecialist in Fetal and Maternal Medicine at the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital.

Dr Kennelly's research interests include the study of fetal growth trajectories including aberrant fetal growth, intrauterine growth restriction and macrosomia. Our group are currently investigating novel maternal and fetal parameters that may indicate aberrant growth. 

Professional

               

Education

Year 1993 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: MB, BCh, BAO Subject:
Year 2006 Institution: ROCG
Qualification: Subject: Subspeciaty tarining in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Year 2004 Institution: UCD
Qualification: MD Subject: Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Year 1998 Institution: Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
Qualification: MRCPI Subject: Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Year 1998 Institution: Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, London
Qualification: MRCOG Subject:
         

Publications

     

Peer Reviewed Journals

Ooi PV, Ramphul M;Said S;Burke G;Kennelly MM;Murphy DJ (2015) 'Ultrasound assessment of fetal head circumference at the onset of labor as a predictor of operative delivery'. Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 28 (18):2182-2186. [DOI] [Details]
Ramphul M, Kennelly MM;Burke G;Murphy DJ (2015) 'Risk factors and morbidity associated with suboptimal instrument placement at instrumental delivery: observational study nested within the Instrumental Delivery & Ultrasound randomised controlled trial ISRCTN 72230496'. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 122 (4):558-563. [DOI] [Details]
Cody F, Unterscheider J;Daly S;Geary MP;Kennelly MM;McAuliffe FM;O'Donoghue K;Hunter A;Morrison JJ;Burke G;Dicker P;Tully EC;Malone FD (2015) 'The effect of maternal obesity on sonographic fetal weight estimation and perinatal outcome in pregnancies complicated by fetal growth restriction'. Journal of Clinical Ultrasound, . [DOI] [Details]
Daly N, Mitchell C;Farren M;Kennelly MM;Hussey J;Turner MJ (2015) 'Maternal obesity and physical activity and exercise levels as pregnancy advances: an observational study'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, . [DOI] [Details]
Anglim B, Mandiwanza T;Miletin J;Turner M;Kennelly MM (2015) 'The natural history of neural tube defects in the setting of an Irish tertiary referral foetal medicine unit'. Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology: the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (J Obstet Gynaecol), :1-5. [DOI] [Details]
Lindsay KL, Kennelly M, Culliton M, Smith T, Maguire OC, Shanahan F, Brennan L, McAuliffe FM (2014) 'Probiotics in obese pregnancy do not reduce maternal fasting glucose: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial (Probiotics in Pregnancy Study)'. The Journal of clinical nutrition, 99 (6):1432-1439. [DOI] [Details]
O'Connor C, O'Higgins A;Doolan A;Segurado R;Stuart B;Turner MJ;Kennelly MM (2014) 'Birth weight and neonatal adiposity prediction using fractional limb volume obtained with 3D ultrasound'. Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy, 36 (1):44-48. [DOI] [Details]
Unterscheider J, O'Donoghue K, Daly S, Geary MP, Kennelly MM, McAuliffe FM, Hunter A, Morrison JJ, Burke G, Dicker P, Tully EC, Malone FD (2014) 'Fetal growth restriction and the risk of perinatal mortality-case studies from the multicentre PORTO study'. Birth, 14 . [DOI] [Details]
Unterscheider J, Daly S, Geary MP, Kennelly MM, McAuliffe FM, O'Donoghue K, Hunter A, Morrison JJ, Burke G, Dicker P, Tully EC, Malone FD (2014) 'Definition and management of fetal growth restriction: a survey of contemporary attitudes'. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 174 :41-45. [DOI] [Details]
O'Connor C, Doolan A;O'Higgins A;Segurado R;Sheridan-Pereiraet M;Turner MJ;Stuart B;Kennelly MM (2014) 'Fetal subcutaneous tissue measurements in pregnancy as a predictor of neonatal total body composition'. Prenatal Diagnosis, 34 (10):952-955. [DOI] [Details]
O'Dwyer V, Burke G, Unterscheider J, Daly S, Geary MP, Kennelly MM, McAuliffe FM, O'Donoghue K, Hunter A, Morrison JJ, Dicker P, Tully EC, Malone FD (2014) 'Defining the residual risk of adverse perinatal outcome in growth-restricted fetuses with normal umbilical artery blood flow'. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 211 (4):4200-4205. [DOI] [Details]
Ramphul M, Ooi PV;Burke G;Kennelly MM;Said SA;Montgomery AA;Murphy DJ (2014) 'Instrumental delivery and ultrasound : a multicentre randomised controlled trial of ultrasound assessment of the fetal head position versus standard care as an approach to prevent morbidity at instrumental delivery'. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 121 (8):1029-1038. [DOI] [Details]
Flood K, Unterscheider J, Daly S, Geary MP, Kennelly MM, McAuliffe FM, O'Donoghue K, Hunter A, Morrison JJ, Burke G, Dicker P, Tully EC, Malone FD (2014) 'The role of brain sparing in the prediction of adverse outcomes in intrauterine growth restriction: results of the multicenter PORTO Study'. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 211 (3):2880-2885. [DOI] [Details]
O'Dwyer V, O'Toole F;Darcy S;Farah N;Kennelly MM;Turner MJ (2013) 'Maternal obesity and gestational weight gain'. Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology: the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (J Obstet Gynaecol), 33 (7):671-674. [DOI] [Details]
Farah N, McGoldrick A;Fattah C;O'Connor N;Kennelly MM;Turner MJ (2013) 'Body Mass Index (BMI) and Glucose Intolerance during Pregnancy in White European Women'. Journal of Reproduction and Infertility, 13 (2):95-99. [Details]
Farah N, Kennedy C;Turner C;O'Dwyer V;Kennelly MM;Turner MJ (2013) 'Maternal obesity and pre-pregnancy folic acid supplementation'. Obesity Facts, 6 (2):211-215. [DOI] [Details]
Unterscheider J, Geary MP, Daly S, McAuliffe FM, Kennelly MM, Dornan J, Morrison JJ, Burke G, Francis A, Gardosi J, Malone FD (2013) 'The customized fetal growth potential: a standard for Ireland'. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 166 (1):14-17. [DOI] [Details]
O'Connor C, Stuart B;Fitzpatrick C;Turner MJ;Kennelly MM (2013) 'A review of contemporary modalities for identifying abnormal fetal growth'. Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology: the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (J Obstet Gynaecol), 33 (3):239-245. [DOI] [Details]
O'Dwyer V, Layte R;O'Connor C;Farah N;Kennelly MM;Turner MJ (2013) 'International variation in caesarean section rates and maternal obesity'. Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology: the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (J Obstet Gynaecol), 33 (5):466-470. [DOI] [Details]
O'Dwyer V, Bonham S;Mulligan A;O'Connor C;Farah N;Kennelly MM;Turner MJ (2013) 'Antenatal rubella immunity in Ireland'. Irish Medical Journal, 106 (8):232-235. [Details]
O'Connor C, Farah N;O'Higgins A;Segurado R;Fitzpatrick C;Turner MJ;Stuart B;Kennelly MM (2013) 'Longitudinal measurement of fetal thigh soft tissue parameters and its role in the prediction of birth weight'. Prenatal Diagnosis, 33 (10):945-951. [DOI] [Details]
Kennedy C, O'Dwyer V, O'Kelly S, Farah N, Kennelly M, Turner MJ (2012) 'Thromboprophylaxis for women undergoing caesarean section'. Irish Medical Journal, 105 (2):56-57. [Details]
O'Dwyer V, Monaghan B, Fattah C, Farah N, Kennelly MM, Turner MJ (2012) 'Miscarriage after sonographic confirmation of an ongoing pregnancy in women with moderate and severe obesity'. Obesity Facts, 5 (3):393-398. [DOI] [Details]
O'Dwyer V, Hogan JL, Farah N, Kennelly MM, Fitzpatrick C, Turner MJ (2012) 'Maternal mortality and the rising cesarean rate'. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 116 (2):162-164. [DOI] [Details]
O'Dwyer V, Farah N, Hogan J, O'Connor N, Kennelly MM, Turner MJ (2012) 'Timing of screening for gestational diabetes mellitus in women with moderate and severe obesity'. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 91 (4):447-451. [DOI] [Details]
McGinty P, Farah N, Dwyer VO, Hogan J, Reilly A, Turner MJ, Stuart B, Kennelly MM (2012) 'Ultrasound assessment of placental function: the effectiveness of placental biometry in a low-risk population as a predictor of a small for gestational age neonate'. Prenatal Diagnosis, 32 (7):620-626. [DOI] [Details]
O'Connor C, Stuart B, Turner MJ, Kennelly MM (2012) 'A case of toxoplasmosis causing severe ventriculomegaly in association with reproductive immunotherapy'. Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology: the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (J Obstet Gynaecol), 32 (6):595-596. [DOI] [Details]
Farah N, Hogan AE, O'Connor N, Kennelly MM, O'Shea D, Turner MJ (2012) 'Correlation between maternal inflammatory markers and fetomaternal adiposity'. Cytokine, . [DOI] [Details]
Farah N, Stuart B, Donnelly V, kennelly MM, Turner MJ. ; (2011) 'The influence of maternal body composition on birthweight'. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol, 157 (1):14-17. [Details]
Kelly R, Farah N, O'Connor N, Kennelly M, Stuart B, Turner MJ (2011) 'A comparison of maternal and paternal body mass index in early pregnancy'. Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology: the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (J Obstet Gynaecol), 51 (2):147-150. [DOI] [Details]
Tadesse W, Farah N, Hogan J, D'Arcy T, Kennelly M, Turner MJ (2011) 'Peripartum hysterectomy in the first decade of the 21st century'. Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology: the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (J Obstet Gynaecol), 31 (4):320-321. [DOI] [Details]
Walsh C, Farah N, O'Dwyer V, Hogan J, Kennelly M, Turner MJ (2011) 'Maternity services for obese women in Ireland'. Irish Medical Journal, 104 (7):217-219. [Details]
Farah N, Hogan J, O'Dwyer V, Stuart B, Kennelly M, Turner MJ (2011) 'Influence of maternal glycemia on intrauterine fetal adiposity distribution after a normal oral glucose tolerance test at 28 weeks gestation'. Journal of Diabetes, 2011 . [DOI] [Details]
Byrne C, Kennedy C, O'Dwyer V, Farah N, Kennelly M, Turner MJ (2011) 'What models of maternity care do pregnant women in Ireland want?'. Irish Medical Journal, 104 (6):180-182. [Details]
O'Dwyer V, Farah N, Fattah C, O'Connor N, Kennelly MM, Turner Mj; (2011) 'The risk of caesarean section in obese women anlaysed by parity'. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol, 158 (1):28-32. [Details]
Kennelly MM, Fallon A, Farah N, Sturta B, Turner MJ.; (2011) 'Effects of body mass index on sleep patterns during pregnancy'. J Obstet Gynaecol, 31 (2):125-127. [Details]
Kennelly MM, farah N, Hogan J, Reily A, Turner MJ, Stuart B.; (2011) 'Longitudianl studies on Aortic Isthmus Doppler in appropriately grown and small fro gestational age fetuses with normal and abnornla umbilical artery Doppler'. ultrasound in obstetrics & gynaecology, . [Details]
Farah N, Murphy M, ramphul M, O'Connor N, Kennelly MM, Turner MJ; (2011) 'Comparison in maternal body composition between Caucasian Irish and Indian women'. J Obstet Gynaecol, 31 (6):483-485. [Details]
O'Dwyer V, O'Connor N, Fattah C, Farah N, Kennelly MM, Turner MJ; (2011) 'Waist circumference in the first trimester as a predictor of casarean section'. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol, . [Details]
Hogan JL, Maguire P, Farah N, Kennelly MM, Stuart B, Turner MJ; (2010) 'Body Mass Index and Blood Pressure Measurement during Pregnancy'. Hypertension in Pregnancy, 30 (4):396-400. [Details]
Kennelly MM, Fallon A, Farah N, Stuart B, Turner MJ.; (2010) 'Effects of body mass index on sleep patterns during Pregnancy'. Obstetrics and gynecology, . [Details]
Turner MJ, Fattah C, O'Connor N, Farah N, Kennelly M, Stuart B.; (2010) 'Body Mass Index and spontaneous miscarriage'. European Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 151 (2):168-170. [Details]
Kennelly MM, Farah N, Turner MJ, Stuart B.; (2010) 'Aortic isthmus Doppler velocimetry: role in assessment of preterm fetal growth restriction'. Prenatal Diag, 30 (5):395-401. [Details]
Farah N, Stuart B, Harrold E, Fattah C, Kennelly M, Turner MJ.; (2010) 'Are there sex differences in Fetal Abdominal Subcutaneous Tissue (FAST) measurements?'. European Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 148 (2):118-120. [Details]
Kennelly MM, Cooley SM, McParland PJ.; (2009) 'Natural history of apparently isolated severe fetal ventriculomegaly: perinatal survival and neurodevelopmental outcome'. Prenatal Diag, . [Details]
Farah N, Maher N, Barry S, Kennelly M, Stuart B, Turner MJ (2009) 'Maternal morbid obesity and obstetric outcomes'. Obesity Facts, 2 (6):352-354. [DOI] [Details]