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Mary Higgins

Assoc. Prof

School of Medicine
Perinatal Research Center
UCD Obstetrics and Gynaecology
National Maternity Hospital

Tel: 01 6373100
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Professional

           

Committees

Committee : National Perinatal Epidemiology Center (NPEC) Maternal Morbidity Committee
Committee : Irish Multidisciplinary Obstetrics Emergency Training
Committee : Sepsis Decision Tool Multidisciplinary Committee
Committee : Speciality Training Committee (Obstetrics and Gynaecology); Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
 

Education

Year 2009 Institution: Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, London
Qualification: FRCOG Subject:
Year 2007 Institution: Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, London
Qualification: Diploma Subject:
Year 2007 Institution: Oxford University, UK
Qualification: MSc Subject:
Year 2000 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: MB, BCh, BAO Subject:
         

Publications

     

Peer Reviewed Journals

Coughlan,B., Powell, D., Higgins, M.F. (2017) 'The Second Victim : a Review'. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 213 :11-16. Available Online [Details]
Cotter D, Turner M, McAuliffe FM, Higgins MF (2017) 'Medical Students Learning Experience of the labour ward: A qualitative research study'. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 206 :204-207. [Details]
Crosby DA, Sarangapani A, Simpson A, Windrim R, Satkunaratnam A, Higgins MF. (2017) 'An international assessment of trainee experience, confidence and comfort in performing operative vaginal deliveries'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, . [Details]
Fee N, Hartigan L, McAuliffe FM, Higgins MF (2017) 'Education in Sepsis: a review for the clinician of what works, when and how'. Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstetrique et gynecologie du Canada : JOGC, . [Details]
Russell, N.E. and Higgins, M.F. and Kinsley, B.F. and Foley, M.E. and McAuliffe, F.M. (2016) 'Heart rate variability in neonates of type 1 diabetic pregnancy'. Early Human Development, 92 :51-55. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Ali F, Higgins MF (2016) 'How Education changes clinical documentation in early pregnancy'. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 36 (4):559-561. [Details]
Higgins MF (2016) 'Parlons un peu de la dystocie des epaules'. Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstetrique et gynecologie du Canada : JOGC, 38 (7):616-618. [Details]
Levytska K, Higgins M, Keating S, Melamed N, Walker M, Sebire NJ, Kingdom JC (2016) 'Placental Pathology in Relation to Uterine Artery Doppler Findings in Pregnancies with Severe Intrauterine Growth Restriction and Abnormal Umbilical artery Doppler Changes'. American Journal of Perinatology, 34 (5):451-457. [Details]
O'Leary B, Khalid A, Higgins MF (2016) 'Early Pregnancy Ultrasound and Management: Effect of a Multifaceted Training on Physician Knowledge'. Irish Medical Journal, 109 (4):394. [Details]
Simpson A, Hodges R, Higgins M (2016) 'Improving Communication in Obstetrics Practice'. Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstetrique et gynecologie du Canada : JOGC, 38 (10):961-964. [Details]
Moran M, Higgins M, Zombori G, Ryan J, McAuliffe FM (2013) 'Computerized assessment of placental calcification post-ultrasound: a novel software tool'. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 41 (5):545-549. [DOI] [Details]
Moran, M,Higgins, M,Zombori, G,Ryan, J,McAuliffe, FM (2013) 'Computerized assessment of placental calcification post-ultrasound: a novel software tool'. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 41 :545-549. [DOI] [Details]
Treacy, A,Higgins, M,Kearney, JM,McAuliffe, F,Mooney, EE (2013) 'Delayed Villous Maturation of the Placenta: Quantitative Assessment in Different Cohorts'. Pediatric and Developmental Pathology, 16 :63-66. [DOI] [Details]
O'Gorman, C. S., Macken, A. P., Cullen, W., Saunders, J., Dunne, C., Higgins, M. F. (2013) 'What is a randomised controlled trial?'. Irish Medical Journal, 106 (2 Suppl):6-7. Available Online [Details]
O'Gorman, C. S., Macken, A. P., Cullen, W., Saunders, J., Dunne, C., Higgins, M. F. (2013) 'What are the differences between a literature search, a literature review, a systematic review and a meta-analysis? And why is a systematic review considered to be so good?'. Irish Medical Journal, 106 (2 Suppl):8-10. Available Online [Details]
O'Gorman, C. S., Macken, A. P., Cullen, W., Dunne, C., Higgins, M. F. (2013) 'What is the difference between deontological and consequentialist theories of medical ethics?'. Irish Medical Journal, 106 (2 Suppl):15-6. Available Online [Details]
O'Gorman, C. S., Macken, A. P., Coyle, O., Cullen, W., McGrath, D., Higgins, M. F. (2013) 'How to teach practical skills in medicine: bridging the gap from the course to the patient, and teaching on the job'. Irish Medical Journal, 106 (2 Suppl):18-9. Available Online [Details]
Higgins, M. F., Macken, A. P., Cullen, W., Saunders, J., Dunne, C., O'Gorman, C. S. (2013) 'What's the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE? And how do you best search MEDLINE anyway?'. Irish Medical Journal, 106 (2 Suppl):2-4. Available Online [Details]
Higgins, M. F., Macken, A. P., Cullen, W., Saunders, J., Dunne, C., O'Gorman, C. S. (2013) 'What is the difference between sensitivity and specificity? Or positive predictive value and negative predictive value? And what's a ROC if it's not a type of bird?'. Irish Medical Journal, 106 (2 Suppl):11-3. Available Online [Details]
Higgins, M. F., Macken, A. P., Cullen, W., Saunder, J., Dunne, C., O'Gorman, C. S. (2013) 'What are the differences between common statistical tests?'. Irish Medical Journal, 106 (2 Suppl):10-1. Available Online [Details]
Higgins, M. F., Macken, A. P., Coyle, O., Cullen, W., McGrath, D., O'Gorman, C. S. (2013) 'How to teach practical skills in medicine: out of hospital training'. Irish Medical Journal, 106 (2 Suppl):17-8. Available Online [Details]
Higgins, M.F. and Russell, N.M. and Brazil, D.P. and Firth, R.G. and McAuliffe, F.M. (2013) 'Fetal and maternal leptin in pre-gestational diabetic pregnancy'. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 120 (2):169-172. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Hehir, M.P. and Laursen, H. and Higgins, M.F. and Brennan, D.J. and O'Connor, D.P. and McAuliffe, F.M. (2013) 'Ghrelin concentrations in maternal and cord blood of Type 1 diabetic and non-diabetic pregnancies at term'. Endocrine, 43 (1):233-235. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Treacy, A. and Higgins, M. and Kearney, J.M. and McAuliffe, F. and Mooney, E.E. (2013) 'Delayed villous maturation of the placenta: Quantitative assessment in different cohorts'. Pediatric and Developmental Pathology, 16 (2):63-66. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Moran, M. and Higgins, M. and Zombori, G. and Ryan, J. and McAuliffe, F.M. (2013) 'Computerized assessment of placental calcification post-ultrasound: A novel software tool'. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 41 (5):545-549. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Treacy A, Higgins M, Kearney JM, McAuliffe FM, Mooney EE (2012) 'Delayed villous maturation of the placenta, quantitative assessment in different cohorts'. Pediatric And Developmental Pathology, . [Details]
Higgins M, Russell N, Crossey PA, Nyhan KC, Brazil DP, McAuliffe F (2012) 'Maternal and Fetal Placental Growth Hormone and IGF axis in Type 1 Diabetic Pregnancy'. PLoS ONE, . [Details]
Moran M, Higgins, M, Zombori G, Ryan J, McAuliffe FM (2012) 'Computerised assessment of placental calcification, a novel new software tool'. ultrasound in obstetrics & gynaecology, . [Details]
Higgins M, Felle P, Mooney EE, Bannigan J, McAuliffe FM; (2011) 'Stereology of the placenta in type 1 and type 2 diabetes'. Placenta, . [DOI] [Details]
Higgins, M,McAuliffe, FM,Mooney, EE; (2011) 'Clinical Associations with a Placental Diagnosis of Delayed Villous Maturation: A Retrospective Study'. Pediatric and Developmental Pathology, 14 :273-279. [DOI] [Details]
Higgins, M,Felle, P,Mooney, EE,Bannigan, J,McAuliffe, FM; (2011) 'Stereology of the placenta in type 1 and type 2 diabetes'. Placenta, 32 :564-569. [DOI] [Details]
Higgins, M,Galvin, D,McAuliffe, F,Coffey, M,Firth, R,Daly, S,Coleman, E,Kinsley, B,Geary, M,Byrne, M,Coulter-Smyth, S,Foley, M; (2011) 'Pregnancy in women with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in Dublin'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 180 :469-473. [DOI] [Details]
Moran, M,Ryan, J,Higgins, M,Brennan, PC,McAuliffe, FM; (2011) 'Poor agreement between operators on grading of the placenta'. J Obstet Gynaecol, 31 :24-28. [DOI] [Details]
Moran M, Ryan J, Higgins, M, Brennan P, McAuliffe F; (2011) 'Poor agreement between operators on grading of the placenta'. J Obstet Gynaecol, 31 (1):24-28. [Details]
Higgins M, McAuliffe FM, Mooney EE (2011) 'Clinical associations with a placental diagnosis of delayed villous maturation: a retrospective study'. Pediatric and Developmental Pathology, 14 (4):273-279. [DOI] [Details]
Moran M, Ryan J, Higgins M, Brennan PC, McAuliffe FM (2011) 'Poor agreement between operators on grading of the placenta'. Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology: the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (J Obstet Gynaecol), 31 (1):24-28. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Higgins M, Mc Auliffe F.; (2010) 'A review of maternal and fetal growth factors in diabetic pregnancy'. Current Diabetes Review, 6 (2):116-125. [Details]
Higgins M, McAuliffe FM; (2010) 'Growth factors in normal and diabetic pregnancy'. Current Diabetes Review, . [Details]
Russell, N. E.,Higgins, M. F.,Amaruso, M.,Foley, M.,McAuliffe, F. M.; (2009) 'Troponin T and pro-B-type natriuretic Peptide in fetuses of type 1 diabetic mothers'. Diabetes Care, 32 (1111):2050-52050. Available Online [Details]
O'Herlihy C, Rizkalla HF, Higgins M, Kelehan P, ; (2008) 'Pathological findings associated with the presence of a mirena intrauterine system at hysterectomy'. International journal of gynecological pathology : official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists, 27 (1):74-78. [DOI] [Details]
Ryan JT, McAuliffe F, Higgins M, Stanton M, Brennan PC. ; (2008) 'A novel software-based technique for quantifying placental calcifications and infarctions from ultrasound'. Proceedings of SPIE - Optical Society for Optical Engineering, 6920 :1-8. [DOI] [Details]
Rizkalla, HF,Higgins, M,Kelehan, P,O'Herlihy, C; (2008) 'Pathological findings associated with the presence of a Mirena intrauterine system at hysterectomy'. International journal of gynecological pathology : official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists, 27 :74-78. [DOI] [Details]
Burns, R,Mayne, PD,O'Herlihy, C,Smith, DF,Higgins, M,Staines, A,Smyth, PPA; (2008) 'Can neonatal TSH screening reflect trends in population iodine intake?'. Thyroid, 18 :883-888. [DOI] [Details]
Geisler M, Higgins M, McAuliffe F; (2008) 'Midwives opinion of childbirth'. Irish Medical Journal, 101 (10):317-318. [Details]
Higgins M, Russell N, Mulcahy C, Coffey M, Foley ME, McAuliffe FM; (2008) 'Fetal Anterior Abdominal Wall Thickness in Diabetic Pregnancy'. Eur J Obstet Gynecol, 140 (1):43-47. [Details]
Smyth PP, Burns R, Mayne PD, O'Herlihy C, Smith DF, Higgins M, Staines A, ; (2008) 'Can neonatal TSH screening reflect trends in population iodine intake?'. Thyroid, 18 (8):883-888. [DOI] [Details]
Smyth PP, Smith DF, Sheehan S, Higgins M, Burns R, O'Herlihy C.; (2007) 'Short-term changes in maternal and neonatal urinary iodine excretion'. Thyroid, 17 (3):219-222. [Details]
Smyth, PPA,Smith, DF,Sheehan, S,Higgins, M,Burns, R,O'Herlihy, C; (2007) 'Short-term changes in maternal and neonatal urinary iodine excretion'. Thyroid, 17 :219-222. [DOI] [Details]
Smyth, P. P.,Smith, D. F.,Sheehan, S.,Higgins, M.,Burns, R.,O'Herlihy, C.; (2007) 'Short-term changes in maternal and neonatal urinary iodine excretion'. Thyroid, 17 (3):219-22. [Details]
Higgins M, Turner MJ (2006) 'How useful is external cephalic version in clinical practice?'. Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology: the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (J Obstet Gynaecol), 26 (8):744-745. [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

Ryan J, McAuliffe F, Higgins M, Stanton M, Brennan P; (2008) 'Enhanced grading system for monitoring fetal well-being' SPIE Newsroom . Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Higgins, M. and Turner, M.J.; (2006) 'How useful is external cephalic version in clinical practice?' Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 26 (8) :744-745. [Details]

Conference Publications

Moran, M. Higgins, M. Zombori, G. Ryan, J. McAuliffe, FM. (2012) Computerised Assessment of Placental Calcification Post Ultrasound ¿ A Novel Software Tool 2nd Irish Congress of Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Perinatal Medicine [Details]
Moran, M.C., Ryan, J., Brennan, P.C., Higgins, M., McAuliffe, F.M.; (2010) Ultrasound Assessment of Placental Calcification: Observer Variation . In: Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists eds. Irish Congress of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Perinatal Medicine Wicklow, Ireland, , pp.141 [Details]
Moran, M.C., Ryan, J., Brennan, P.C., Higgins, M., McAuliffe, F.M.; (2009) The Grannum method of placental calcification: Observer intra- and inter-variation . In: British Institute of Radiology eds. United Kingdom Radiological Congress 2009 Manchester, , pp.44 [Details]
                       

Abstract

Higgins, M,Russell, N,Crossey, P,Nyhan, K,Brazil, D,Mcauliffe, F (2011) INSULIN LIKE GROWTH FACTOR AXIS IN TYPE 1 DIABETIC PREGNANCY. Abstract [Details]
Bannigan, J,Felle, P,Mooney, E,Higgins, M,McAuliffe, F (2011) Correlation of fetal Dopplers with placental stereology in pre-gestational diabetic pregnancy. Abstract [Details]
Higgins, M,Russell, N,Brazil, D,Mcauliffe, F (2011) LEPTIN IN DIABETIC PREGNANCY. Abstract [Details]
Higgins, M,Felle, P,Mooney, EE,Bannigan, J,Mcauliffe, F (2011) PLACENTAL STEREOLOGY IN DIABETIC PREGNANCY. Abstract [Details]
Higgins, M,Russell, N,Crossey, P,Nyhan, K,Brazil, D,Mcauliffe, F (2011) CLINICAL CORRELATION OF MATERNAL AND FETAL PLACENTAL GROWTH HORMONE IN TYPE 1 DIABETIC PREGNANCY. Abstract [Details]
Russell, N,Higgins, M,Foley, M,McAuliffe, F (2009) Neonatal heart rate variability in type 1 diabetic pregnancy. Abstract [Details]
Higgins, M,Russell, N,Brazil, D,McAuliffe, F (2009) Leptin in Pregnancy Affected by Pre-Gestational Diabetes. Abstract [Details]
Higgins, M,Russell, N,Nyhan, K,Brazil, D,Foley, M,McAuliffe, F (2009) Fetal growth in diabetic pregnancy: role of insulin like growth factor 1 and its binding protein IGF BP3. Abstract [Details]
Higgins, M,Russell, N,Brazil, D,Foley, M,McAuliffe, F (2009) Fetal growth in diabetic pregnancy: significant role of placental growth hormone. Abstract [Details]
Higgins, M,Russell, N,Mooney, E,Mcauliffe, F (2008) PROSPECTIVE EVALUATION OF INCIDENCE OF DELAYED VILLOUS MATURATION IN NON DIABETIC AND PRE-GESTATIONAL DIABETIC PREGNANCIES. Abstract [DOI] [Details]
Russell, N,Higgins, M,Amaruso, M,Firth, R,Foley, M,Mcauliffe, F (2008) FETAL TROPONIN-T AND PRO-BNP IN TYPE 1 DIABETIC PREGNANCY. Abstract [DOI] [Details]
Higgins, M,Russell, N,Brazil, D,Mcauliffe, F (2008) LEPTIN IN MATERNAL AND CORD BLOOD IN TYPE 1 AND TYPE 2 DIABETIC PREGNANCIES. Abstract [DOI] [Details]
Higgins, M,Mooney, E,Felle, P,Bannigan, J,Mcauliffe, F (2008) STEREOLOGY OF THE PRE-GESTATIONAL DIABETIC PLACENTA. Abstract [DOI] [Details]
Higgins, M,Russell, N,Foley, ME,Firth, R,Coffey, M,Mcauliffe, F (2007) The role of middle cerebral artery doppler in diabetic pregnancy. Abstract [DOI] [Details]
Higgins, M,Mcauliffe, F,Mooney, E (2007) Delayed villous maturation of the placenta-association with diabetes and perinatal death. Abstract [DOI] [Details]
                                                                 

Comment

Higgins MF (2016) The Second Victim in Modern Healthcare. Comment Available Online [Details]
Higgins MF (2016) Where Dartboards and dominos meet after an adverse event. Comment Available Online [Details]
Higgins MF (2016) Breaking bad news in maternity care. Comment Available Online [Details]
Higgins MF (2016) Remembering. Comment Available Online [Details]
Higgins MF (2016) Improving Maternity Care in Partnership. Comment Available Online [Details]
                   

Research

Research Interests

Diabetes in Pregnancy

Education

Placental physiology and pathology

Obstetrics 

Maternal Medicine and Morbidity 
     

Teaching

         

Innovation & Leadership