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Dr. Edna Roche

PROFESSOR IN PAEDIATRICS (Paediatrics)
TALLAGHT HOSPITAL


Edna Roche is Professor in Paediatrics at the University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin and a consultant paediatrician and paediatric endocrinologist at Childrens' Health Ireland (CHI) at Tallaght University Hospital. She qualified in Medicine at Trinity College where she also obtained her Doctorate. She holds a postgraduate qualification from the NUI, Membership and Fellowships from the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Edinburgh and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health London. Dr Roche completed her clinical training in Ireland, the Middlesex Hospital and the Childrens Hospital Great Ormond Street London and in North America. She has a particular interest in Management, undertaking an MBA in Strategic management at Trinity for which she was awarded 1st Place. She has extensive academic experience and introduced many innovations and new programmes to the University. She is an enthusiastic clinical teacher encouraging her students in self-directed and life-long learning. In recognition of her teaching she was awarded the Provosts award for teaching excellence. She has supervised many postgraduate students in both clinical medicine and management and published over 50 peer reviewed papers. She is a keen researcher whose research objective is to: optimise clinical care; promote health; prevent unnecessary complications; and enhance quality of life, through collaboration nationally and internationally. Clinical research areas include Paediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology (rare syndromes, growth and development which underpin health in childhood and adult life) and Down Syndrome. Amongst her many research achievements she has developed the Irish Childhood Diabetes National Register, a major asset in diabetes care and the Down Syndrome Register. She has extensive research collaborations nationally and internationally. She is a member of a number of important research networks such as the Hvidoere International study group in diabetes and EURODIAB. She is a contributor to many professional associations at home and abroad. She was a Ministerial appointee to the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board for the new Childrens Hospital. Dr Roche is former Director or Research at Down Syndrome Ireland and a member of the Steering Group of the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group (DSMIG) Ireland and UK. She Chairs the Nutrition Council of the Irish Heart Foundation, is a member of the Clinical Advisory Group for Obesity of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and is a member of the Clinical Advisory Group of the Faculty of Paediatrics, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland through which she makes a significant contribution in shaping the future of Child Health in Ireland.
 Irish Childhood Diabetes National Register
 International Monitoring of Diabetes Epidemiology
 Down Syndrome National Register
 PACE Study

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Appointed by the Mininster for Health to the Irish Medical Council following joint nomination from the Irish medical Schools council june 2021
Appointed to the National Office for Clinical Audit (NOCA) National Paediatric Diabetes Audit Feasibility Steering Committee December 2020
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Member of the MBA Association june 2021 ongoing
McKenna A, O'Regan M, Ryder K, Fitzgerald H, Hoey H, Roche E., Incidence of childhood type 1 diabetes mellitus in Ireland remains high but no longer rising, Acta Paediatrica, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Pembroke S, Roche EF, Sleath B, Brenner M, Hilliard C, Cody D, Coyne I , Developing a video intervention to improve youth question-asking and provider education during paediatric diabetes clinic encounters: the Promoting Adolescents Communication and Engagement study, Patient Education and Counseling, 104, (9), 2021, p2170 - 2176, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
K Valentine, S Reynolds, D Donegan, FW Ghazali, D Khan, E Qing Lim, MNS Mair Nasser, F Mc Grane, B Corcoran, C Purcell, E Isweisi, N Ó Catháin, EF Roche, J Meehan, J Allen, E Molloy, Communicating a neonatal diagnosis of Down syndrome to parents, Archives of Disease in Childhood, 2021, parchdischild--2021--323542 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
CJ. Henry, G Semova, E Barnes, I Cotter, T Devers , A Rafaee, A Slavescu, N O'Cathain, D McCollum, E Roche, D Mockler, J Allen, J Meehan, C Klingenberg, JM. Latour, A van den Hooge, T Strunk, E Giannoni, LJ. Schlapbach, M Degtyareva, FB. Plötz, WP de Boode, L Naver, JL. Wynn, H Küster, J Janota, FM. Keij, IK.M. Reiss, J M Bliss, R Polin, JM Koenig, MA Turner, C Gale, EJ. Molloy and on behalf of the Infection, Inflammation, Immunology and Immunisation section of the European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR), Neonatal sepsis: a systematic review of core outcomes from randomised clinical trials, Pediatric Research, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Christina Meade, Ruth Martin, Ann McCrann, Jacqueline Lyons, Edna Roche, Dietary intake and growth in children with Prader"Willi syndrome, Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Huggard D, Kelly L, Worrall A, Gallagher G, Fallah L, Yoo LL, McGrane F, Lagan N, .Roche E, Balfe J, Doherty DG, Molloy EJ, Melatonin as an immunomodulator in children with Down syndrome, Pediatric Research, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Allen J, Zareen Z, Doyle S, Whitla L, Afzal Z, Stack M, Franklin O, Green A, James A, Leahy TR, Quinn S, Elnazir B, Russell J, Paran S, Kiely P, Roche EF, McDonnell C, Baker L, Hensey O, Gibson L, Kelly S, McDonald D, Molloy EJ., Multi-Organ Dysfunction in Cerebral Palsy., Frontiers in pediatrics, 9, 2021, p668544 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Melissa E. Barnes and Emily Feeney and Andrew Duncan and Samher Jassim and Honora MacNamara and Joseph O'Hara and Beshoy Refila and John Allen and Danielle McCollum and Judith Meehan and Rachel Mullaly and Niamh O'Cathain and Edna Roche and Eleanor J. Molloy, Pulmonary haemorrhage in neonates: Systematic review of management, Acta Paediatrica, 111, (2), 2021, p236--244 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
R Hayes, J Hartnett, G Semova, C Murray, K Murphy, L Carroll, H Plapp, L Hession, J O'Toole, D McCollum, E Roche, E Jenkins, D Mockler, T Hurley, M McGovern, J Allen, J Meehan, FB Plötz, T Strunk, WP de Boode, R Polin, JL Wynn, M Degtyareva, H Küster, J Janota, E Giannoni, LJ Schlapbach, FM Keij, IK.M. Reiss, J Bliss, JM Koenig, MA Turner, C Gale, EJ Molloy and On behalf of the Infection, Inflammation, Immunology and Immunisation section of the European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR) , Neonatal sepsis definitions from randomised clinical trials , Pediatric Research, 2021, Notes: [https://doi.org/10.1038/s41390-021-01749-3], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Metwally N, Macken AP, McDonnell C, O'Gorman CS, Molloy EJ and Roche EF, Endothelial Dysfunction and Diabetes Related Complications in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes, J Pediatri Endocrinol., 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
  

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Edna F Roche ("Senior"), "Medical Management of Down Syndrome Health Surveillance Guidelines" , Annual Meeting of the Faculty of Paediatrics, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, , Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Kildare Street, May 12th 2017, 2017, Faculty of Paediatrics, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, , Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Edna F Roche ("Senior"), "Optimising Care in Down Syndrome", Royal College of Physicians (RCPI) Masterclass Broadening Horizons in Down Syndrome, Royal College of Physicians Of Ireland (RCPI), Kildare St, 1st February , 2017, Royal College of Physicians (RCPI) , Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Edna Roche, Symposium on Adolescent Health, 29th Novrember 2017, In:Lost in Transition, 2017, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, Tallaght Hospital, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PRESENTED
Edna F Roche ("Senior"), "Who's Feeding the Kids Online? Digital Food Marketing and Children in Ireland - the Doctor's Perspective" , "Who's Feeding the Kids Online? Digital Food Marketing and Children in Ireland - Irish Heart Foundation Seminar, he Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin, 15th June, 2016, Irish Heart Foundation, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Edna F Roche ("Senior"), "The Irish Childhood Diabetes National Register (ICDNR) -the Current Picture of Type 1 Diabetes in children and Adolescents in Ireland" , Inaugural Meeting of the Irish Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Group, Athlone, 27th-28th May , 2016, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Edna Roche, "PROMISE -Implications for clinical pathways in primary and secondary care" Respondant, Findings from the PROMISE programme and next steps for treatments of obesity in children and young peoplePaediatric Research in Obesity Multi-modal Intervention and Service Evaluation Programme (PROMISE) , University College London, Institute of Child Health London, 10th June, 2015, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Roche, Meet the Expert- Challenges in the Management of Extreme Obesity (2), ESPE 53rd Annual Meeting , Convention Centre Dublin, 20 September 2014, 2014, European society for Paediatric Endocrinology, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Edna Roche ("Senior"), Meet the Expert- Challenges in the Management of Extreme Obesity, ESPE 53rd Annual Meeting , Convention Centre Dublin, 18 September 2014, 2014, European society for Paediatric Endocrinology, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Edna F Roche (, "Extreme obesity in childhood" , Faculty of Paediatrics Autumn Conference, Royal College of Physicians Of Ireland (RCPI), Kildare St, Friday October 10th , 2014, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Edna F Roche , "Assessment of Obese children and obesity co-morbidities using the OSCA guidelines", Progressing Obesity Management: Training Course in Management of Obesity , Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), London, 24th October, 2014, Edna Roche and Russell Viner, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED

  

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Award Date
The John Good Prize, The University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin 1990
The Sir Charles Harvey Award for outstanding performance in postgraduate management education, the Irish Management Institute 1990
The Provost's Award for Teaching Excellence, The University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin 2003
Healthcare Team of the Year Award 2016 (Large Hospital category) awarded to the Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes Service, NCH Tallaght, Irish Healthcare Awards 2017
Best Poster Prize at the 45th Annual Meeting of the British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Newcastle, UK. November 22nd-24th 2017. 2017
The Inaugural Jennings Medal awarded by the Irish Endocrine Society Awarded for the Best Paediatric Paper submitted to the Irish Endocrine Society National Meeting, October 11th 2019, Galway. 2019
FTCD Fellow of the University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin 25/4/2022