Dr. Marie Therese Cooney was appointed as consultant in acute medicine and geriatric medicine in St. Vincent’s University Hospital in 2016, having graduated from UCD Medical School in 2003. She obtained her PhD in cardiovascular epidemiology in 2009 and completed a fellowship in stroke medicine in Oxford University in 2013. She is also assistant professor in Medicine at University College Dublin.
Her main research interests include cardiovascular and stroke epidemiology, global cardiovascular disease prevention and frailty. She has published 50 peer-reviewed articles and 5 book chapters in these fields. Dr. Cooney has been involved with the SURF CHD risk factor audits since their commencement in 2008.
She has been a member of the writing group for guidelines including 2007, 2012 and 2016 revisions of the European guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention and an advisor to the World Health Organisation on cardiovascular disease risk estimation in low and middle-income countries.
Dr. Cooney is principal investigator for the HRB applied partnership award funded SAFE (Systematic Approach to improving acute care for Frail Elderly Patients) project, which commenced in 2016.