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Full NameProfessor Declan Devane

HRB-Trials Methodology Research Network; Evidence Synthesis Ireland and Cochrane Ireland

National University of Ireland Galway

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Research Fields
  • epidemiology/population health research
  • clinical trials
  • Other
Other Research Fields:

Randomised trials methodology; evidence synthesis

Postgrad Medical Specialties
  • Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Anaesthetics
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Practice
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Paediatrics
  • Pathology
  • Public Health
  • Radiology
  • Sports and Exercise Medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
Medical Subspecialties
  • Adolescent medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Clinical Trials
  • Community Medicine
  • Dementia
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Haematology
  • Health Informatics
  • Hospice and palliative medicine
  • Infectious diseases
  • Immunology
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurophysiology
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Vascular Medicine
  • Veterinary Epidemiology
  • Veterinary Public Health
  • Other
Other Medical Specialties:

Randomised trials methodology; evidence synthesis

My Work

Declan and his group in the Centre for Health Evaluation, Methodology Research and Evidence Synthesis (CHEMRES) focus on making research more useable and impactful for those it matters most. His group includes major funded national research infrastructures, including the Health Research Board-Trials Methodology Research Network, Evidence Synthesis Ireland and Cochrane Ireland. These major initiatives and other projects within CHEMRES provide a vibrant research environment characterised by a shared vision for innovative research with high impact.

Because Declan and his group's work focuses on randomised trials and evidence synthesis, including improving methodological processes, his work crosses specialities and sub-specialities.

Declan has published over 240 papers (h-index 44 Scopus), including 29 Cochrane systematic reviews. He has led several clinical trials recruiting from 100 to over 3000 participants and serves on many national and international Trial Steering Committees and Data Monitoring Boards.
Declan has been awarded over €16 million in research funding as Principal Investigator, including awards from the Health Research Board (Ireland), Department of Health and Children (Ireland), Irish Cancer Society and the EU.

Potential Projects

Declan is open to supervising PhD candidates who are particularly interested in the methodology of randomised trials and/or evidence syntheses. This means looking at how we better design, conduct, analyse and report the findings of randomised trials and/or evidence syntheses including meta-epidemiological. This type of work can contribute to specific specialities/sub-specialities or focus across specialities.