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Full NameDr Frank Moriarty

Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

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Research Fields
  • epidemiology/population health research
  • preventive medicine/behavioural change interventions
  • clinical trials
  • Other
Other Research Fields:

Prescribing appropriateness, pharmacoepidemiology, ageing, deprescribing

Postgrad Medical Specialties
  • Medicine
  • Surgery
  • General Practice
  • Public Health
Medical Subspecialties
  • Clinical Trials
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Health Informatics
  • Hospice and palliative medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology
  • Pharmacology
My Work

My multidisciplinary research group aims to harness data to understand and improve our use of medications. Current work focuses on evidence of clinical effectiveness of recently marketed therapies for heart failure and diabetes, prescribing of opioid and sedative medications with a focus on older adults, and access and affordability of medications. Other interests include medicines optimisation, primary care, polypharmacy and deprescribing.

I collaborate on a range of projects, providing expertise in research methods, pharmacology and therapeutics, prescribing appropriateness and medication safety (particularly in older adults), and management of medication-related data. I have methodological expertise across epidemiology and health services research methods, observational research, studies involving analysis of routine data, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, statistical analysis, consensus (e.g. Delphi) methods, open science and open data.

I have experience as a methodological supervisor, in collaboration with clinical supervisors, for Master of Surgery students covering a range of subspecialties (e.g. oncology, gastroenterology, orthopaedics) and research methods (systematic reviews, diagnostic accuracy studies, prospective studies, analysis of routine/registry data).

Potential Projects

1. The interaction of frailty, medications and health outcomes
2. Deprescribing of preventive medcations in ageing and at end of life
3. Prescribing optimisation for the prevention and management of kidney disease
4. Interventions to enhance medication safety in primary care

I would welcome opportunities to collaborate on projects where I could provide relevant research methods or medicines-related expertise.