Prof. Martin O’Donnell

Prof. Martin O’Donnell

Clinical Research Facility, Galway

Prof O’Donnell is Professor of Translational Medicine at NUI Galway and Associate Director of the HRB Clinical Research Facility Galway. After graduating from University College Cork, he trained in Geriatric and Stroke medicine in Ireland, McMaster University (Canada) and Stanford University (US). He holds a PhD from the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University. He is Director of an MSc in Clinical Research at NUIG, being run in collaboration with McMaster University. Prof. O’Donnell’s research focus includes epidemiology of stroke, clinical trials in vascular medicine, composite outcomes and clinical prediction rules. He is a Principal Investigator on a number of large research grants, including the INTERSTROKE study which is a large international case-control study of risk factors for stroke, conducted in 32 countries. He has published over 100 peer-review papers, including clinical studies, in high-impact journals, including NEJM, JAMA and Lancet.

Prof. O’Donnell  also has experience in leading multi-centred international research studies – the INTERSTROKE recruited over 26,000 participants from 32 countries in Asia, Europe, North America, Africa and South America.