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Michael Turner

Professor Of Obstetrics And Gynaecology
School of Medicine
01 4085760
University College Dublin, School of Medicine, Coombe Women's Hospital Cork Street Dublin 8

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BIO

Established in 2007, the UCD Centre for Human Reproduction at the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital was recognised in 2015 by the Academic Council as one of the university's designated research centres. The Director is Professor Michael Turner and the Centre's Advisory Board includes:Dr Brendan Egan, Prof Chris Fitzpatrick, Dr Mairead Kennelly, Prof Richard Layte , Dr Dan McCartney, Dr Jan Miletin, Dr Ann MolloyProf Carel le Roux, Prof Michael Turner The main research focus of the Centre is on modifiable pregnancy risk factors including maternal obesity, gestational diabetes mellitus, aberrant fetal growth, inadequate maternal diet, folic acid supplementation, cigarette smoking, infection and exercise. Since 2010, Professor Turner has served as the National Lead for the HSE Clinical Programme in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and, as a result, the Centre as also provided leadership on maternity services implementation science projects. The Centre enables interdisciplinary research and has developed a strong collaborative relationship working on pregnancy and nutrition with Dr Dan McCartney and his colleagues at the School of Biological Sciences in the Dublin Institute of Technology. In 2015, Professor Turner served on the Food Safety Authority of Ireland's Advisory Group on Folic Acid Food Fortification, on the RCPI Policy Group on Obesity, on the HIQA advisory group on standards in the Maternity Services, on the HIQA technology assessment group, on the Department of Health's Advisory Group on Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act, on the National Clinical Effectiveness Committee (NCEC) development group for the Irish Maternity Early Warning System (IMEWS) Guideline, on the HSE implementation groups for the maternity services and on the first National Maternity Strategy Report Group.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN APPOINTMENTS

  • Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    University College Dublin, School of Medicine, Ireland1 Jan 2006

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Research Fellow and Honorary Senior Registrar
    Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London31 Oct 1986 - 31 Jul 1987
  • UCD Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    University College Dublin, Coombe Women's Hospital and St. Vincents' University Hospital, Dublin30 Dec 1999
  • Director, UCD Centre for Human Reproduction (2014 to date)
    University College Dublin30 Dec 1999
  • Director, HSE Clinical Programme in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    Health Services Executive, Ireland1 Jun 2010

NON-ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Intern
    St. Vincent's Hospital, Dublin1 Jul 1978 - 30 Jun 1979
  • SHO
    St. Vincent's Hospital, Dublin1 Jul 1979 - 31 Dec 1979
  • SHO
    Monaghan General Hospital.1 Jan 1980 - 30 Jun 1980
  • SHO
    Charitable Infirmary, Jervis St., Dublin.1 Jul 1980 - 30 Jun 1981
  • SHO
    National Maternity Hospital, Holles St., Dublin., Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Neonatology, Research1 Jul 1981 - 28 Feb 1983
  • SHO
    Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, Middlesex1 Mar 1983 - 31 Jan 1984
  • Registrar
    Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, Middlesex1 Feb 1984 - 31 Jul 1985
  • Senior Registrar
    Hammersmith Hospital, London1 Aug 1985 - 30 Sep 1986
  • Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
    Coombe Lying In, Meath and Adelaide Hospitals, Dublin,1 Aug 1990 - 31 Dec 1991
  • Master
    Coombe Women's Hospital1 Jan 1992 - 31 Dec 1998
  • Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
    Coombe Women's Hospital1 Jan 1999 - 31 Dec 2006