Associate Professor of Public Health Medicine
MD, MPH, FFPPHMI, MFPHMI, MRCGP (Edin.), DIP Med Mgt, DO, DCh, MB, Bch, Ba0
Public Health and Primary Care
Trinity College Centre for Health Sciences
Tallaght Hospital, Dublin 24, Ireland
ProfileProfessor Catherine Hayes is Associate Professor of Public Health Medicine since November 2011 with a half time commitment to the Health Intelligence function within the Health Service Executive (HSE). Prior to this she worked full time as a Consultant in Public Health Medicine in HSE. She was seconded to post of Epidemiologist to BreastCheck, the National Breast Screening Programme from 1999-2000. She has dual training in general practice and public health medicine. She has undertaken courses in epidemiology at University of Michigan and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She holds a Certificate in Public Health Leadership from the Institute of Public Health in Ireland.
Her doctoral dissertation was on the ‘Effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing in Influencing Smoking Cessation in 1,000 Pregnant and Postpartum Disadvantaged Women’. Her special interests lie in the area of developing and implementing interventions based on epidemiological research to address maternal smoking and obesity in childhood and adolescence in the prevention of chronic diseases. She is also actively interested in translational research and transferring this to practice via the emerging discipline of implementation science and together with a colleague she organized a summer school in implementation science at Trinity College in August 2012. She is currently in the process of developing a Certificate course in Implementation Science at TCD.
Professor Hayes lectures to the 4th year undergraduate medical students. She has taught the Epidemiology module for the Masters in Global Health programme at TCD in 2012. She is currently in the process of developing a Certificate course in Implementation Science at TCD. In addition to teaching commitments in Trinity College, Professor Hayes has been a Trainer and Examiner in the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland since 1995. This involves training and assessment of doctors, undergoing higher specialist training in Public Health Medicine.
Service to College and Community
Professor Hayes has over two decades of extensive practitioner experience in delivery of multisectoral clinical and health promotion initiatives at community level and has had significant input into health promotion policy.
She has served a number of academic and professional public bodies in various capacities. She served as Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine in 1996 and 2010. She has been a member of the Board of the Faculty from 2004-2007 and currently 2010 -2013.
Recent Key Publications
Hayes, C, Collins C, O’Carroll H, Wyse E, Geary M, Kelleher CC. Effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing in Influencing Smoking Cessation in Pregnant and Postpartum Disadvantaged Women Nicotine Tob Res 2012, first published online October 29, 2012 doi:10.1093/ntr/nts225 Safefood. Examining Nutrition Surveillance on the island of Ireland. ISBN: 978-1-905767-32-8 Publication date: October 2012
Hayes, C, Kearney M, Geary M, O’Carroll H, Wyse E, Collins C, Kelleher CC. Differential Effects of Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy on Birth Weight in a Cohort of Disadvantaged Women. Society for Social Medicine, Annual Scientific Meeting, London. J Epidemiol Community Health 2012; 66:Suppl 1 A22 doi:10.1136/jech-2012-201753.056
Hayes, C, Collins C., O’Carroll H, Wyse E, Gunning, M, Rhatigan A, Geary M, Kelleher CC. Effectiveness of Training in Motivational Interviewing in Quitting or Reducing Smoking Intensity in Pregnancy and Post-partum. International Epidemiology Association (IEA) World Congress of Epidemiology, Edinburgh, 7-11 August 2011. J Epidemiol Community Health 2011; 65 (supp 1) pA74. P1-27. doi:10.1136/jech.2011.142976c.21 August 2011
Hayes, C, Collins C., O’Carroll H, Wyse, Geary M, Kelleher CC. Effectiveness of training in motivational interviewing in influencing smoking cessation in pregnant and postpartum women in lower socio-economic groups. Society for Social Medicine, Annual Scientific Meeting, University of Warwick Sept 2011. J Epidemiol Community Health 2011;65:Suppl 2 A5 doi:10.1136/jech.2011.143586.11. Sept 2011