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Full NameDr Darren Dahly

Department:Clinical Research Facility Cork

Organisation:University College Cork

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

Biostatistics; Research Methodology; Clinical Trials

Postgrad Medical Specialties
  • Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Anaesthetics
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Practice
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Paediatrics
  • Pathology
  • Public Health
  • Sports and Exercise 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
My Work

I am the Principal Statistician for the HRB Clinical Research Facility in Cork, Ireland, and a Senior Lecturer in Research Methods at UCC. I collaborate and consult on a large and varied portfolio of patient-focused and public health research projects. My primary goal is to work with investigators to help ensure that their study designs and methods for data analysis are appropriate. I am also interested in methodological research, particularly in the areas of longitudinal and latent variable statistical modelling, and analysis of compositional data (e.g. body composition, microbiome studies). Lastly, I am the Statistics Editor for the Journal for the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, and conduct related research on the relationships between infant nutrition and growth with life long cardio-metabolic health.

Potential Projects

I am happy to supervise projects from any area of patient-focused or public health research, as long as the project has a methodological focus. I would be an ideal research supervisor for any student who is interested in a career in clinical trials, irrespective of medical speciality, and I am involved in a variety of studies that could form the basis for a PhD project. I am also well suited to supervise students interested in researching how life-long risk of cardio-metabolic health might be influenced by maternal lifestyle factors, infant feeding, and infant growth.