Who we are


    The HRB Mother and Baby Clinical Trial Network Ireland brings together leading Irish obstetric and neonatal researchers, with an international reputation to address problems in women and children’s health that will have a global impact. The Clinical Trial Network is composed of obstetricians, neonatologists, midwives and related professionals from seven of the largest maternity hospitals in Ireland, which deliver over 55,000 babies every year.


    The Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT) is Ireland’s first dedicated perinatal research centre. Our mission is to make pregnancy safer and to improve health outcomes for mothers and babies. We are developing innovative technologies to improve the treatment and care available to mothers and babies worldwide.


  • Steering Committee

    Chair/Chief Investigator: Dr. Keelin O' Donoghue

    Principal Investigators: Professor Declan Devane,
    Professor Deirdre Murphy,
    Professor Fionnuala Breathnach,
    Professor Fionnuala McAuliffe,
    Professor Amanda Cotter,
    Professor John Morrisson,
    Dr. Alyson Hunter

    Health Economists: Dr. Brendan McElroy,
    Dr. Aileen Murphy

    Statisticians: Dr. Ali Khashan,
    Dr. Karla Hemming

    Sponsor Representative: Dr. Maurice Dowling,
    Dr. Ruben Keane

    Network Manager: Dr. Elizabeth Tully

    Neonatologist: Professor Gene Dempsey

    Laboratory Representative: Emma Snapes

    Project Manager: Dr Sharon Kappala 

    Clinical Research Fellow: Dr Deirdre Hayes Ryan