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Maire O'Dwyer
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy

Biography

Dr Máire O'Dwyer is an Assistant Professor in Practice of Pharmacy in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She completed her PhD examining patterns of medication use in older people with intellectual disabilities as part of the IDS- TILDA study ( a longitudinal study examining ageing in a cohort of 753 older adults with intellectual disabilities in Ireland) and with the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity College Dublin. She also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics from the School of Computer Science and Statistics in TCD. Máire's areas of research interests include polypharmacy in older people with intellectual disability, pharmacotherapy in older people with multimorbidity, anticholinergic medication use, psychotropic medication use and Pharmacoepidemiology methods.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

A. Belton , M. O'Dwyer, J. Peklar, P. McCallion, M. McCarron, and M. C. Henman, Medication Use and Health Screening in an Ageing Adult Population With Down Syndrome in Ireland: A Descriptive Study, Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 15, (2), 2018, p145 - 154 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

O'Dwyer M, Burke E, Foran S, McCarron M, McCallion P. , Associations of medicine use with falls and bone health in older adults with intellectual disabilities, Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, IASSIDD European Congress, Athens, 31, (4), 2018, pp544- Conference Paper, 2018 DOI

Physical Health of Older Adults with Intellectual Disability in, editor(s)V.P Prasher and Matt Janicki , Physical Health of People with Intellectual Disability, Springer International, Springer International , 2018, [Burke E.A., O'Dwyer M, McGlinchey E, Foran S, MacGiolla Phadraig C, Carroll R, McCallion P and McCarron M] Book Chapter, 2018

O'Dwyer, McCarron M , McCallion P & Henman M., "Medication Use and Potentially Inappropriate Prescribing in Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: A neglected area of research, Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety , 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

O'Dwyer M, Hughes J, McCallion P, McCarron M, Henman M., Psychotropic drug use in older adults with intellectual disabilities who have dementia in Ireland , Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, IASSIDD European Congress, Athens, 31, (4), 2018, pp544- Conference Paper, 2018 DOI

O'Dwyer M, Galvin N, McCallion P, McCarron M, Henman M, O'Connell J. , Use of High Risk Medicines in Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: A cross-sectional study , Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, IASSIDD European Congress, Athens , 31, (4), 2018, pp544 - 544 Conference Paper, 2018 DOI

Almutairi H., O'Dwyer, M., McCarron, M., McCallion, P., Henman, M.,, The Use Of Proton Pump Inhibitors Among Older Adults with Intellectual Disability: A Cross Sectional Observational Study, Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal, 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

O'Connell, J., Burke, E., Mulryan, N., O'Dwyer, C., Donegan, C., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., Henman, M., O'Dwyer, M, Drug Burden Index to Define the Burden of Medicines in Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: An Observational Cross-Sectional Study , British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Belton, A., O'Dwyer, M.,Peklar, J., Mccallion, P., Mccarron, M., & Henman, M., Medication use and health screening in an ageing adult population with Down Syndrome in Ireland: A descriptive study" for publication in the Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

O'Dwyer, M., O'Connell., J., O'Dwyer C.,Mulryan, N., McCallion, P., McCarron, M. and Henman, M.C.,, Patterns and indications for antipsychotic utilisation in older adults with intellectual disability: a cross sectional study, International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice Conference, Newcastle, April 2018, 26(1), 2018, pp7 - 8 Oral Presentation, 2018 URL DOI

Pharmaceutical Care in the Aged in, editor(s)Filipa Alves da Costa, Aldo Alvarez Risco, Foppe van Mil , The Pharmacist Guide to Implementing Pharmaceutical Care, Springer International, 2018, [Ryan C, O'Dwyer M] Book Chapter, 2018

O'Dwyer, M., Henman, M., McCarron, M., McCallion, P., Burke, E., Carroll, R., O'Dwyer, M O'Connell, J., , Prevalence and Patterns of antiepileptic medication use in the treatment of epilepsy in older adults with Intellectual Disabilities, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research , 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Hadiah AlMutairi, Máire O'Dwyer, Mary McCarron, Philip McCallion, Martin C. Henman, The use of proton pump inhibitors among older adults with intellectual disability: A cross sectional observational study, Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal, 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Coughlan M, McCarthy S, Melanophy G, O'Dwyer M, An analysis of the medication reconciliation process in an outpatient clinical setting , Hospital Pharmacists Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Dublin, 2018 Poster, 2018

O'Dwyer M., O'Connell J., Donegan C., Burke E., McCarron M., McCallion P., Henman M., Drug burden index to define functional and cognitive effects in older adults with intellectual disabilities: an observational cross sectional study. , International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, European Society of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Symposium, Oslo, October 2016, 39(1), 2017, pp312 - 312 Poster, 2017 DOI

O'Dwyer, M., Peklar, J., Mulryan, N., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., & Henman, M. C., Prevalence, patterns and factors associated with psychotropic use in older adults with intellectual disabilities in Ireland, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

O'Connell, J., O'Dwyer, M., Burke, E., Henman, M., Donegan, C., McCarron, M., McCallion, P. and Mulryan, N, ASSOCIATION OF DRUG BURDEN INDEX WITH PHYSICAL FUNCTION IN IRISH OLDER ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY, 46, Age and Ageing, 2017 Poster, 2017 DOI

McCarron, M., Haigh, M., McCallion, P., Health, Wellbeing and Social Inclusion: Ageing with an Intellectual Disability in Ireland Evidence from the First Ten Years of The Intellectual Disability Supplement to The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (IDS-TILDA), School of Nursing and Midwifery,Trinity College Dublin, December, 2017, p1 - 136 Report, 2017 URL

Martin Henman , Hadiah Almutiari , Maire O ' Dwyer , Mary McCarron , Philip McCallion, Characteristics of the use of proton pump inhibitors among older people with intellectual disability, International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, PCNE Working Conference, Bled, Slovenia, March 2017, 10.1007/s11096-017-0, 2017, pp8- Oral Presentation, 2017 DOI

O'Dwyer, M., O'Connell, J., O'Dwyer, C., Mulryan, N., Burke, E., Donegan, C., Mccallion, P., Mccarron, M., & Henman, M., Drug Burden Index and Physical and Cognitive Function in Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: A Cross-Sectional Study, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, Annual Meeting International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology, Montreal, Canada, 26, (2), 2017, pp478 - 478 Oral Presentation, 2017 DOI

O'connell, J., O'Dwyer, M., Donegan, C., Henman, M., McCarron, M., & McCallion, P, Development of the Drug Burden Index tool for use in an Irish population of older people with intellectual disability, International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 39(1), 2017, pp335 - 336 Oral Presentation, 2017 DOI

Henman, M., Aldeiri, A., O'Dwyer M., O'Connell, J., Comparing Medication Regimen Complexity Index and polypharmacy as measures of medication use, International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, PCNE Working Conference, Bled, Slovenia, 39, 2017, pp625 - 625 Poster, 2017 DOI

O'Connell J., O'Dwyer, M., Henman, M., McCarron, M., , Addressing the complexity of medication use in people with Intellectual Disability, Irish Gerontological Society, Postgraduate Study Day in Ageing Research, Dublin, April, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017

Peklar, J., Kos, M., O'Dwyer, M.,McCarron, M., McCallion, P., Kenny, R.A., Henman, M.C., Medication and supplement use in older people with and without intellectual disability: An observational, cross-sectional study, PloS one, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 TARA - Full Text URL Other DOI

O'Dwyer, M., Donegan, C., Mccallion, P., Mccarron, M., & Henman, M., Polypharmacy and the burden of medicines in older adults with intellectual disabilities in Ireland, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research , IASSID World Congress, Melbourne, 15 August 2016, 60, (7-8), 2016, pp628 - 767 Oral Presentation, 2016 DOI URL

Almutairi, H., Henman, M. O'Dwyer, M. , ). The Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors Among Intellectually Disabled Older people: An Observational study, Age and Ageing, Irish Gerontological Society Annual Meeting, Killarney, September 2016, 45, (2), 2016, pp13-13 Poster, 2016 DOI

Henman, M., O'Dwyer M., M., Paruk, M. and O'Connell, J., , Complexity of medication use in people with intellectual disabilities, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, IASSIDD World Congress, Melbourne, August 2016, 60, (7), 2016, pp681- Oral Presentation, 2016 DOI

O'Dwyer, M., O'Connell, J., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., & Henman, M. , Development of the Drug Burden Index for use in an Irish population with intellectual disabilities, Age and Ageing, 45(2), 2016, pp13 - 56 Poster, 2016 DOI

Foran, S., Dwyer, M. O., McCarron, M., Henman, M., & McCallion, P, Associations between Medication Use and Falls among Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities., Age and Ageing, Irish Gerontological Society Annual Meeting, Killarney, September 2016, 45, (2 (supplement)), 2016, pp12 - 12 Oral Presentation, 2016 DOI

O'Dwyer, M., Maidment, I., Bennett, K., Peklar, J., Mulryan, N., McCallion P., McCarron, M., Henman, M, Association of Anticholinergic burden with adverse effects in older people with Intellectual Disabilities in Ireland: An observational cross-sectional study, British Journal of Psychiatry, 2016, p1 - 7 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text DOI

O'Dwyer, M., Pekler, J., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., Henman, M, Factors associated with polypharmacy and excessive polypharmacy in older people with Intellectual Disability differ from the general population; a cross-sectional observational nationwide study, British Medical Journal Open, 6, (4), 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

O'Dwyer, M., Donegan, C., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., & Henman, M, Drug Burden in Aging Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Living in Residential Facilities: A Cross-Sectional Study, Pharmacoepidiology and Drug Safety , International Society of Pharmacoepidiology Annual Conference, Dublin , 27 Aug 2016, 25, (Supplement 3), 2016, pp646 - 646 Poster, 2016 URL

O'Connell J., O'Dwyer M., and Henman M , Use of the Drug Burden Index In Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities , Age and Ageing, Irish Gerontological Society Annual Meeting, Killarney, September 2016, 45, (2 (supplement)), 2016, pp13 - 56 Poster, 2016 DOI

O'Dwyer, M., Peklar, J., Maidment, I, Bennett, K., McCallion, P., McCarron, M, Factors associated with high anticholinergic burden in ageing adults with Intellectual Disabilities: A cross-sectiontal study, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, Boston, 24th - 26th August, (25), 2015, pp377 - 378 Poster, 2015 DOI

O'Dwyer M, Mestrovic A, Henman M C, Pharmacists' medicines-related interventions for people with intellectual disabilities: a narrative review, International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 37, 2015, p566 - 578 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

O'Dwyer, M., J. Peklar, N. Mulryan, P. McCallion, M. McCarron, and M. Henman, Patterns of Antiepileptic drug use in the ageing population with epilepsy and Intellectual Disability, ESCP Annual Symposium, Lisbon, 23 - 28 October, 38(2), Internatational Journal of Clinical Pharmacy , 2015, pp589 - 589 Poster, 2015

O'Dwyer, M., Peklar, J., Belton, A., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., Henman, M, Prevalence and Predictors of Multiple Medicines Use among an Ageing Population with Intellectual Disability in Ireland., Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities., 4th IASSID (International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) European Congress, Vienna, July, 2014, edited by Oulette-Kuntz H, Murphy G. , 27, (4), 2014, pp297- Oral Presentation, 2014 DOI

O'Dwyer, M., Peklar, J., McCarron, M., McCallion, P., Henman, M, Prevalence and patterns of medicine use in ageing people with intellectual disability., Irish Gerontology Society, Harold's Cross, 23rd May, 2014 Oral Presentation, 2014

McCarron, M., O'Dwyer, M., Burke, E., McGlinchey, E., & McCallion P, Epidemiology of Epilepsy in older adults with an intellectual disability in Ireland: Associations and Service Implications, American Journal on Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, 119, (3), 2014, p253 - 260 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

O'Dwyer, M., Peklar, J., Maidment, I., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., Henman, M , Prevalence and factors associated with high anticholinergic burden among an Ageing Population with Intellectual Disability in Ireland, Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities., 4th IASSID (International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) European Congress, Vienna, July, 2014, edited by Oulette-Kuntz H, Murphy G. , 27, (4), Wiley Blackwell, 2014, pp325 - 335 Oral Presentation, 2014 DOI

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Burke, E., McGlinchey, E., Haigh, M., Carroll, R., O'Donovan, M., McCausland, D., O'Dwyer, M., Mac Giolla Phadraig C., Mulryan, N., McCallion, P., McCarron, M., An accesible report: Health, Wellbeing and Social Inclusion: Ageing with an Intellectual Disability in Ireland: Evidence from the First Ten Years of The Intellectual Disability Supplement to The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (IDS-TILDA) Wave 3 IDS-TILDA, Trinity College Dublin, 2018 Report, 2018

Mary McCarron, Philip McCallion, Rachael Carroll, Eilish Burke, Eimear McGlinchey, Mary-Ann O'Donovan, Darren McCausland, Fintan Sheerin, Maire O'Dwyer, Sinead Foran, Caoimhin MacGiolla Phadraig, Niamh Mulryan, Juliette O'Connell and Judy Ryan., Health, Wellbeing and Social Inclusion: Ageing with an Intellectual Disability in Ireland Evidence from the First Ten Years of The Intellectual Disability Supplement to The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (IDS-TILDA) Wave 3 IDS-TILDA, Trinity College Dublin, 2017 Report, 2017

Maire O'Dwyer, Martin Henman, Ian Maidmant, Niamh Mulryan, Philip McCallion, Mary McCarron, Anticholinergic Burden in Older Adults with Intellectual Disability , Faculty of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability Annual Conference 2017, Dublin, October 2017, 2017, Royal College of Psychiatrists and Royal College of Psychiatrists of Ireland Invited Talk, 2017

O'Dwyer, M., Mccarron, M., Henman, M., Medication Use and Polypharmacy in Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities, Ageing and Older Adults with Learning Disabilities Conference, Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland, June 2017, 2017, Edinburgh University/NHS Scotland Invited Talk, 2017

Research Expertise

Projects

  • Title
    • Drug Burden Index to Define the Functional Burden of Medicines in Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Funding Agency
    • Dean's Fund Award, Faculty of Health Sciences, Trinity College Dublin
  • Date From
    • 2016
  • Date To
    • 2017

Recognition

Memberships

Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland Dec 2009 – Present

Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland Dec 2009 – Present