Researchers at UCD

Nuala Murphy

Occasional Lecturer

School Of Medicine



Honours and Awards

Year: 1998.
Title: Best Oral Presentation - 'Thyroid dysfunction in preterm infants-new approaches'
Year: 1999.
Title: Arlean Fries Travel Scholarship - 'Transient hypothyroxinaemia in preterm infants'
Year: 2000.
Title: Best Poster Presentation - 'Cord serum leptin levels in preterm infants may influence later growth'


Year 1994 Institution:
Qualification: DCH Subject:
Year 1991 Institution:
Qualification: MB, BCh, BAO Subject:
Year 1994 Institution:
Qualification: MRCPI Subject:



Peer Reviewed Journals

Onwuneme C, Carroll A;Doherty D;Bruell H;Segurado R;Kilbane M;Murphy N;McKenna MJ;Molloy EJ (2015) 'Inadequate vitamin D levels are associated with culture positive sepsis and¿¿poor outcomes in paediatric intensive care'. Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992), 104 (10):1-8. [DOI] [Details]
Onwuneme C, Diya B;Uduma O;McCarthy RA;Murphy N;Kilbane MT;McKenna MJ;Molloy EJ (2015) 'Correction of vitamin D deficiency in a cohort of newborn infants using daily 200¿¿IU vitamin D supplementation'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, . [DOI] [Details]
Carroll A, Onwuneme C;McKenna MJ;Mayne PD;Molloy EJ;Murphy NP (2014) 'Vitamin D status in Irish children and adolescents: value of fortification and supplementation'. Clinical pediatrics, 53 (14):1345-1351. [DOI] [Details]
Flanagan SE, Haapaniemi E;Russell MA;Caswell R;Lango Allen H;De Franco E;McDonald TJ;Rajala H;Ramelius A;Barton J;Heiskanen K;Heiskanen-Kosma T;Kajosaari M;Murphy NP;Milenkovic T;Sepp¿¿nen M;Lernmark ¿¿;Mustjoki S;Otonkoski T;Kere J;Morgan NG;Ellard S;Hattersley AT (2014) 'Activating germline mutations in STAT3 cause early-onset multi-organ autoimmune disease'. Nature Genetics, 46 (8):812-814. [DOI] [Details]
Flanagan SE, Xie W;Caswell R;Damhuis A;Vianey-Saban C;Akcay T;Darendeliler F;Bas F;Guven A;Siklar Z;Ocal G;Berberoglu M;Murphy N;O'Sullivan M;Green A;Clayton PE;Banerjee I;Clayton PT;Hussain K;Weedon MN;Ellard S (2013) 'Next-generation sequencing reveals deep intronic cryptic ABCC8 and HADH splicing founder mutations causing hyperinsulinism by pseudoexon activation'. American Journal of Human Genetics, 92 (1):131-136. [DOI] [Details]
Clancy N, Onwuneme C, Carroll A, McCarthy R, McKenna MJ, Murphy N, Molloy EJ (2013) 'Vitamin D and neonatal immune function'. The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, 26 (7):639-646. [DOI] [Details]
McGlacken-Byrne SM, Hawkes CP;Flanagan SE;Ellard S;McDonnell CM;Murphy NP (2013) 'The evolving course of HNF4A hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia--a case series'. Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association, 31 (1):1-5. [DOI] [Details]
Hawkes CP, McGlacken-Byrne SM;Murphy NP (2013) 'Short stature in child with early-onset diabetes'. European Journal of pediatrics, 172 (9):1255-1257. [DOI] [Details]
McCarthy RA, McKenna MJ;Oyefeso O;Uduma O;Murray BF;Brady JJ;Kilbane MT;Murphy JF;Twomey A;O' Donnell CP;Murphy NP;Molloy EJ (2013) 'Vitamin D nutritional status in preterm infants and response to supplementation'. The British Journal of Nutrition, 110 (1):156-163. [DOI] [Details]
Onwuneme C, Carroll A, McCarthy R, Kilbane M, McKenna M, Murphy N, Molloy EJ (2012) 'Towards evidence based medicine for paediatricians. Question 2. What is the ideal dose of vitamin D supplementation for term neonates?'. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 97 (4):387-389. [DOI] [Details]
Sahakitrungruang T, Huang N;Tee MK;Agrawal V;Russell WE;Crock P;Murphy N;Migeon CJ;Miller WL (2009) 'Clinical, genetic, and enzymatic characterization of P450 oxidoreductase deficiency in four patients'. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 94 (12):4992-5000. [DOI] [Details]
O'Riordan SM, Hindmarsh P;Hill NR;Matthews DR;George S;Greally P;Canny G;Slattery D;Murphy N;Roche E;Costigan C;Hoey H (2009) 'Validation of continuous glucose monitoring in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis: a prospective cohort study'. Diabetes Care, 32 (6):1020-1022. [DOI] [Details]
ORiordan S.George S. Ennis S, Green A, Hand E. Costigan C. Murphy N. Roche E.Hoey H; (2008) 'Glycaemic Monitoring, Metabolic Control and Genetic Aspects Of Children and Adolescents with Cystic Fibrosis and Cystic Related Diabetes'. Diabetes Care, . [Details]
Edge JA, Jakes RW;Roy Y;Hawkins M;Winter D;Ford-Adams ME;Murphy NP;Bergomi A;Widmer B;Dunger DB (2006) 'The UK case-control study of cerebral oedema complicating diabetic ketoacidosis in children'. Diabetologia, 49 (9):2002-2009. [DOI] [Details]
Murphy N, Hume R;van Toor H;Matthews TG;Ogston SA;Wu SY;Visser TJ;Williams FL (2004) 'The hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis in preterm infants; changes in the first 24 hours of postnatal life'. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 89 (6):2824-2831. [DOI] [Details]
Murphy NP, Ford-Adams ME;Ong KK;Harris ND;Keane SM;Davies C;Ireland RH;MacDonald IA;Knight EJ;Edge JA;Heller SR;Dunger DB (2004) 'Prolonged cardiac repolarisation during spontaneous nocturnal hypoglycaemia in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes'. Diabetologia, 47 (11):1940-1947. [DOI] [Details]


McCarthy, RA,McKenna, MM,Murphy, JF,Twomey, A,Brady, J,Murray, B,Murphy, N,Uduma, O,Molloy, EJ (2010) FOLLOW-UP 25OHD LEVELS IN PRETERM VERY LOW BIRTH WEIGHT (VLBW) INFANTS. Abstract [Details]
McCarthy, R,Oyefeso, O,Brady, J,McKenna, MJ,Murray, B,Murphy, N,Molloy, EJ (2010) CAN ETHNICITY PREDICT VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY IN PRETERM VERY LOW BIRTH WEIGHT INFANTS?. Abstract [Details]
McCarthy, R,Oyefeso, O,Brady, J,McKenna, M,Murray, B,Murphy, N,Molloy, E (2009) CAN WE PREDICT VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY IN PRETERM VERY LOW BIRTH WEIGHT INFANTS?. Abstract [Details]


Clancy, N,Onwuneme, C,Carroll, A,McCarthy, R,McKenna, MJ,Murphy, N,Molloy, EJ (2013) Vitamin D and neonatal immune function. Reviews [DOI] [Details]


Onwuneme, C,Carroll, A,McCarthy, R,Kilbane, M,McKenna, M,Murphy, N,Molloy, EJ (2012) WHAT IS THE IDEAL DOSE OF VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENTATION FOR TERM NEONATES?. Letters [DOI] [Details]


Research Interests

Ontogeny of thyroid hormone in human foetus and neonate, transient thyroid dysfunction in preterm infants, role of sulfation in iodo-thronine metabolism and neurodevelopmental outcomes in preterm infants with transient thyroid dysfunction.
Prevention of hypoglycaemia in children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes - role of insulin analogues, complications of hypoglycaemia including QT prolongation and use of technology to improve outcomes in children with diabetes.
Vitamin D - role in health and disease.

Congenital Hypothyroidism

Congenital Hyperinsulinism of Infancy (CHI) Genetics