Awards and Publications


Dr Aisling Geraghty

  • Top Scoring Student Prize (for oral presentation): British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society 19th Annual Conference, Netherlands 2017
  • UCD Seeding Funding 2017 Recipient: European Congress of Obesity, Portugal 2017
  • New Investigator Award: Power of Programming Conference, Germany 2016
  • Sponsored Student Traineeship in the Cancer and Disease Epigenetics Research Group in the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia 2016
  • EASO Travel Grant Recipient: European Association for the Study of Obesity, Sweden 2016
  • UCD Seeding Funding 2016 Recipient: European Obesity Summit, 2016

Dr Eileen O’Brien

  • Awarded Trainee Travel Grant at the 19th Vitamin D Workshop, Boston, March 20161
  • Awarded European Congress on Obesity Travel grant at the European Congress on Obesity, Portugal, June 2017
  • Awarded funding under the Health Research Board Knowledge Exchange and Dissemination Scheme (HRB KEDS) to visit to the Human Science Research Group, University of Limerick, August 2016
  • Awarded UCD Seed Funding and European Obesity Summit Travel grant at the European Obesity Summit, Gothenburg, Sweden, June 2016
  • INDI best poster award at the INDI Research Symposium, January 2018
  • The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) Prize for top scoring original communication at the Nutrition Society Irish Section Conference, Belfast, June 2017
  • Best Maternal Medicine Oral Presentation at the British Maternal & Fetal Medicine Society (BMFMS) 18th Annual Conference, Birmingham, April 2016

Dr Sharleen O'Reilly

  • Awarded first prize for Best Oral Presentation at Association for the Study of Obesity Ireland (ASOI) 2019

Ms Ellen Greene

  • ASOI Best Poster Award 2018

Ms Shauna Callaghan

  • 1st prize winner for poster presentation at the Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Conference 2019


  1. Kapur, A., McIntyre, H. D., Divakar, H., Di Renzo, G. C., Kihara, A. B. et al. (2020). "Towards a global consensus on GDM diagnosis: Light at the end of the tunnel?" Int J Gynaecol Obstet.
  2. Ainscough, K. M., O'Brien, E. C., Lindsay, K. L., Kennelly, M. A., O'Sullivan, E. J., et al. (2020). "Nutrition, Behavior Change and Physical Activity Outcomes From the PEARS RCT—An mHealth-Supported, Lifestyle Intervention Among Pregnant Women With Overweight and Obesity." Frontiers in Endocrinology 10(938).
  3. Ainscough, K. M., Kennelly, M. A., Lindsay, K. L., O’Brien, E. C., O’Sullivan, E. J., et al. (2020). "An observational analysis of meal patterns in overweight and obese pregnancy: exploring meal pattern behaviours and the association with maternal and fetal health measures." Irish Journal of Medical Science (1971 -) 189(2): 585-594.
  4. O’Sullivan, E. J., Rokicki, S., Kennelly, M., Ainscough, K., McAuliffe, F. M. (2020). "Cost-effectiveness of a mobile health-supported lifestyle intervention for pregnant women with an elevated body mass index." International Journal of Obesity 44(5): 999-1010.
  5. Flannery, C., Mtshede, M. N., McHugh, S., Anaba, A. E. Clifford, E., et al. (2020). "Dietary behaviours and weight management: A thematic analysis of pregnant women's perceptions." Maternal & Child Nutrition n/a(n/a): e13011.
  6. Walsh, N. M., O’Brien, E. C., Geraghty, A. A., Byrne, D. F., Whelan, A., et al. (2020). "Taking guidance from parents involved in a longitudinal birth cohort – the ROLO family advisory committee." Research Involvement and Engagement 6(1): 16.
  7. Callaghan, S., O’Brien, E., Coughlan, B., McAuliffe, F. M. (2020). "Midwives’ and obstetricians’ level of knowledge of appropriate gestational weight gain recommendations for pregnancy: A systematic review." Birth n/a(n/a).
  8. Flaherty, S. J., McCarthy, M. B., Collins, A. M., McCafferty, C., McAuliffe, F. M. (2020). "A phenomenological exploration of change towards healthier food purchasing behaviour in women from a lower socioeconomic background using a health app." Appetite 147: 104566.
  9. Courtney, A. U., O’Brien, E. C., Crowley, R. K., Geraghty, A. A., Brady, M. B., et al. (2020). "DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) dietary pattern and maternal blood pressure in pregnancy." Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics n/a(n/a).
  10. Mone, F., Thompson, A., Stewart, M. C., Segurado, R., Curry, J., et al. (2020). "The impact of fetal umbilical artery Doppler pulsatility index on childhood respiratory function and atopy: a prospective case-control study." The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine 33(5): 707-711.
  11. Cauldwell, M., Mackie, F. L., Steer, P. J., Heneghan, M. A., Baalman, J. H., et al. (2020). "Pregnancy outcomes in women with primary biliary cholangitis and primary sclerosing cholangitis: a retrospective cohort study." BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology n/a(n/a).
  12. Murray, K., Moore, L., O’Brien, C., Clohessy, A., Brophy, C., et al. (2020). "A multidisciplinary approach to reproductive healthcare in women with rheumatic disease." Irish Journal of Medical Science (1971 -) 189(1): 237-243.
  13. Rafferty, A. R., Geraghty, A. A., Kennelly, M. A., O’Brien, E. C., Reji, R. M., et al. (2020). "Limited Impact of Fetal Sex and Maternal Body Mass Index on Fetal and Maternal Insulin Resistance and Lipid Metabolism: Findings from the PEARs Study." Reproductive Sciences 27(2): 513-522.
  14. McVey, M. K., Geraghty, A. A., O’Brien, E. C., McKenna, M. J., Kilbane, M. T., et al. (2020). "The impact of diet, body composition, and physical activity on child bone mineral density at five years of age—findings from the ROLO Kids Study." European Journal of Pediatrics 179(1): 121-131.
  15. Cauldwell, M., Steer, P. J., von Klemperer, K., Kaler, M., Grixti, S., et al. (2020). "Maternal and neonatal outcomes in women with history of coronary artery disease." Heart 106(5): 380.
  16. Frazer, K., Fitzpatrick, P., Brosnan, M., Dromey, A. M., Kelly, S., et al. (2020). "Smoking Prevalence and Secondhand Smoke Exposure during Pregnancy and Postpartum—Establishing Risks to Health and Human Rights before Developing a Tailored Programme for Smoking Cessation." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17(6): 1838.
  17. Jairaj, C., O’Leary, N., Doolin, K., Farrell, C., McCarthy, A., et al. (2020). "The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in the perinatal period: Its relationship with major depressive disorder and early life adversity." The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry: 1-12.
  18. Maher, S. E., O’Brien, E. C., Moore, R. L., Byrne, D. F., Geraghty, A. A., et al. (2020). "The association between the maternal diet and the maternal and infant gut microbiome: a systematic review." British Journal of Nutrition: 1-29.
  19. Donohoe, F., Higgins, M., Higgins, S., McAuliffe, F., Murphy, K. (2019). "Rituximab – A novel therapy for severe ITP in pregnancy: A case report." Obstetric Medicine 12(4): 196-198.
  20. Poon, L. C., Shennan, A., Hyett, J. A., Kapur, A., Hadar, E., et al. (2019). "Erratum to "The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) initiative on pre-eclampsia: A pragmatic guide for first-trimester screening and prevention" [Int J Gynecol Obstet 145 Suppl. 1 (2019) 1-33]." Int J Gynaecol Obstet 146(3): 390-391.
  21. Brady, M. B., O’Brien, E. C., Geraghty, A. A., Courtney, A. U., Kilbane, M. T., et al. (2019). "Blood pressure in pregnancy—A stress test for hypertension? Five-year, prospective, follow-up of the ROLO study." Clinical Endocrinology 91(6): 816-823.
  22. Marchioro, L., Shokry, E., Geraghty, A. A., O’Brien, E. C., Uhl, O., et al. (2019). "Caesarean section, but not induction of labour, is associated with major changes in cord blood metabolome." Scientific Reports 9(1): 17562.
  23. Flannery, C., Fredix, M., Olander, E. K., McAuliffe, F. M., Byrne, M., et al. (2019). "Effectiveness of physical activity interventions for overweight and obesity during pregnancy: a systematic review of the content of behaviour change interventions." International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 16(1): 97.
  24. Hanson, M., Jacob, C, M., Hod, M., Killeen, S. L., McAuliffe, F. M. (2019). "The FIGO Pregnancy Obesity and Nutrition Initiative (PONI)." International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics 147(2): 131-133.
  25. Jacob, C. M., Lawrence, W. T., Inskip, H. M., McAuliffe, F. M., Killeen, S. L., et al. (2019). "Do the concepts of “life course approach” and “developmental origins of health and disease” underpin current maternity care? Study protocol." International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics 147(2): 140-146.
  26. Killeen, S. L., O’Brien, E. C., Jacob, C. M., O’Reilly, S. L., Hanson, M., et al. (2019). "PREgnancy Nutrition: A protocol for the development of a Core Outcome Set (PRENCOS)." International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics 147(2): 134-139.
  27. Marchioro, L., Geraghty, A. A., Uhl, O., Shokry, E., O’Brien, E. C., et al. (2019). "Effect of a low glycaemic index diet during pregnancy on maternal and cord blood metabolomic profiles: results from the ROLO randomized controlled trial." Nutrition & Metabolism 16(1): 59.
  28. Finnegan, C. L., Burke, N., Breathnach, F., Burke, G., McAuliffe, F, et al. (2019). "Defining the upper limit of the second stage of labor in nulliparous patients." American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology MFM 1(3): 100029.
  29. Flaherty, S. J., McCarthy, M. B., Collins, A. M., McAuliffe, F. M. (2019). "A different perspective on consumer engagement: exploring the experience of using health apps to support healthier food purchasing." Journal of Marketing Management 35(3-4): 310-337.
  30. Mulcahy, C. H., Mone, F., McAuliffe, F. M., Mooney, E., McParland, P., et al. (2019). "Antenatal diagnosis of idiopathic infantile arterial calcification (IIAC): a single centre experience and review of the literature." Journal of Congenital Cardiology 3(1)
  31. O'Reilly SL, Burden C, Campoy C, McAuliffe FM, Teede H, Andresen J, Campbell KJ, Geraghty AA, Harrison CL, Laws R, Norman JE, Maindal HT, Vrangbæk K, Segurado R, Versace VL, Skinner TC; IMPACT DIABETES B2B Collaboration Group. Bump2Baby and Me: protocol for a randomised trial of mHealth coaching for healthy gestational weight gain and improved postnatal outcomes in high-risk women and their children. Trials. 2021 Dec 28;22(1):963. doi: 10.1186/s13063-021-05892-4