Professor Eleanor Molloy

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TitleProfessor Eleanor Molloy
SpecialtyNeonatology / Paediatrics

Education & Experience

Present Positions:

  • 2014 Professor and Chair of Paediatrics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • 2014 Consultant Neonatologist & Paediatrician, Coombe Women and Infant’s University Hospital, CHI at Tallaght and CHI at Crumlin 

Previous Positions:

  • 2009-14 Associate Professor of Paediatrics, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
  • 2005-14 Consultant Neonatologist, (2005 –present), National Maternity Hospital, Holles St, Dublin & Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin
  • 2013-14 Director of Paediatrics, National Maternity Hospital, Dublin
  • 2005-14 Senior Clinical Lecturer in Paediatrics, University College Dublin
  • 2003-5 Neonatology Fellow, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, USA
  • 2000-3 PhD student, University College Dublin

1993-2000 SHO and Specialist Registrar Training in Paediatrics, Ireland


Awards/Honours (since 2005)

  • 2015 Associate Editor in chief of the journal Pediatric Research,Internationl Pediatric Research Foundation, SPR/APS/ESPR
  • 2015 Honorary Fellowship, American Pediatric Society
  • 2015 Professorial Fellow, Trinity College, the University of Dublin
  • 2013 Visiting Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA
  • 2015 Best short presentation. Irish Paediatric Association (D O’Driscoll)
  • 2014 Best presentation, National Neonatal Research symposium,  (S Aslam)
  • 2012 European alliance against neonatal Brain injury (EURAIBI) Award, Siena
  • 2012 National Children’s Research Centre award
  • 2012 Overall presentation award: Irish Paediatric Association
  • 2012 Poster prize: Irish Paediatric Association
  • 2011 Poster prize: Irish National Neonatal Research symposium
  • 2010 Pediatric Academic Societies travel award, Vancouver
  • 2009 Visiting Professor, University at Buffalo, Children’s Hospital, Buffalo, USA
  • 2006 Best Short Presentation, Irish Paediatric Association
  • 2005 Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Young Investigator’s Travel Award,USA


  • Grants (>€ 1.5M) : HRB HRA grant: 2015: NIMBUS study ongoing
  • Supervisor: (since 2005)
  • Theses: Completed theses: MD (4); MSc (3); MPH (1); PhD (5); Ongoing: PhD (8); Postdocs (2)
    • SpRs (8); Registrars, Med students and SHOs>70


  • Papers: Peer-reviewed: 120
  • Published Book chapters: 11; Book Editor: 1

eLetters: 9; Published abstracts:>150


2016 Council, European Society for Paediatric Research
2015 European Paediatric Association (EPA-UNEPSA), Liaison Officer, Ireland
2015 Executive Committee, Academic Paediatric Association, UK & Ireland
2010-11 Society for Leukocyte Biology, Professional Development Task Force
2008-11 President, Irish American Paediatric Society
2005-11 Irish representative on European Board of Paediatrics: European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), Confederation of European Specialists in Paediatrics (CESP)
2005-8  Secretary, Irish American Paediatric Society

National and Local:
2017 Research Subcommittee, Faculty of Paediatrics, RCPI
2017 National Neonatal Palliative Care Committee, RCPI
2016 National Neonatal Hypothermia subcommittee, RCPI
2016 Ethics Committee, OLCH
2015 MRCPI, Convener, OLCH
2015 Investigator, PPD Paediatric investigators Network
2015 Executive Management Committee, HRB Perinatal Clinical Trials
2015 Research Committee, School of Medicine, TCD
2015 President, Irish Neonatal Society, Founder member
2015 Academic Advisory Working Group, National Paediatric Hospital
2014 Children’s Research Forum, Trinity College Dublin
2014 Chairs of Irish Departments of Paediatrics group: CHILD
2014 Council, National Children’s Research Centre
2014 Scientific Review Group member, CUH, Temple Street
2014 Academic advisor, Committee Member, Irish Paediatric Association
2014 Clinical Advisory Group,National Clinical Programme for Rare Diseases
2009 &13 Director of Paediatrics, National Maternity Hospital
2013- Research Committee, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
2013-4 Chair, Quality Improvement Committee in Paediatrics: NMH
2012-6 Member, Board of Faculty of Paediatrics, RCPI
2012-present National Clinical Advisory Committee in Neonatology, RCPI
2010-12 Scientific Advisory Committee, HPSC, HSE
2010- Neonatal Palliative Care group, National Maternity Hospital
2009- Irish Paediatric Clinical Trials Network (IPCTN) Steering Com
2009- National Advisory Group, National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre
2009-12 Irish Paediatric Critical Care Network, Faculty of Paediatrics rep
2009 National Paediatric Hospital, Models of Care Committee
2009 National Paediatric Hospital, Research Committee, Working group
2008-9 Director of Neonatology, Our Lady’s Hospital for Children, Crumlin
2008 Chairperson, Paediatric Critical Care Research Forum, OLCH
2006-10 Convener, Neonatal Subcommittee, Faculty of Paediatrics, RCPI
2005-present College Tutor, National Maternity Hospital, RCPI