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Roddy O'Donnell

Dr Roddy O'Donnell - Associate Specialty Director in Ethics and Law


Dr. Roddy O’Donnell qualified from the University of London in 1989 and trained as a paediatrician in London, Cincinnati and Bristol taking up a consultant post in Cambridge in 2001. He works mainly in the field of paediatric intensive care and has been an associate lecturer teaching undergraduate paediatrics since 2003. 

As well as his interest in ethics and law, he undertook a Ph.D. at Imperial College from 1993 to 1996 supported by a Wellcome Trust advanced research training fellowship and was lecturer in paediatric infectious diseases at Imperial College from 1997 to 1999. He has continued an interest in immunological aspects of respiratory syncytial virus and the role of deprivation and ethnicity in infant bronchiolitis.

Dr. O’Donnell is supervisor in physiology and director of studies for pre-clinical medical students at Selwyn College.

Recent publications:

Roe MF, Bloxham DM, Cowburn AS, O'Donnell DR. Changes in helper lymphocyte chemokine receptor expression and elevation of IP-10 during acute respiratory syncytial virus infection in infants. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2011 Mar;22(2):229-34.

O'Donnell DR. Recognising severe infection: in hoc signo vinces?
Arch Dis Child. 2010 Dec;95(12):957-8.

O'Donnell DR, Parslow RC, Draper ES. Deprivation, ethnicity and prematurity in infant respiratory failure in PICU in the UK. Acta Paediatr. 2010 Mar 18.

Ercole A, Menon DK, O'Donnell DR. Modelling the impact of pandemic influenza A(H1N1) on UK paediatric intensive care demand.  Arch Dis Child. 2009 Dec;94(12):962-4. 

O’Donnell,D.R., Features of respiratory syncytial virus, Paediatrics and Child Health (2009) Volume 19, Issue 1, Pages 43-47 January 2009



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Last Updated on Thursday, 08 September 2011 13:08  

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