Prof Patricia KearneyMember since: 04/15/2020 - 08:46
Patricia Kearney obtained a medical degree from UCC in 1998, graduating first in her class. She completed training in internal medicine in Ireland and the US and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to undertake a MPH in Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. In 2003 she was awarded a Wellcome Trust Cardiovascular Research Initiative Junior Research Fellowship to work as a Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Oxford and she was awarded a PhD in Public Health in 2006. In 2007, she was awarded a Beeson Fellowship to work on TILDA, the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, and during her fellowship she worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Centre of Aging and Population Health at the University of Pittsburgh as well as a Clinical Research Fellow in TCD. In 2010 she took up a position as Senior Lecturer in Public Health in UCC. Patricia has extensive experience in clinical trials, large scale epidemiological research and translation of research into improving health. In 2013 she was one of six recipients nationally of the prestigious HRB Research Leader Award to undertake a project on a population approach to the prevention and control of diabetes. She is Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health and is currently the Europe Regional Councillor of the International Epidemiological Association (IEA).