Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Dr Frank Moriarty

Frank Moriarty

Dr. Frank Moriarty BSc (Pharm), MPharm, PhD, MPSI
Honorary Lecturer

Frank completed his undergraduate at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, and registered as a pharmacist in 2011 having completed his MPharm at RCSI. Following a period of working in community pharmacy, Frank commenced his PhD in 2012 as part of the HRB Scholars Programme in Health Services Research (now the SPHeRE programme) in RCSI. His doctoral research focused on the impact of potentially inappropriate prescribing on economic and patient outcomes. Frank took up a position at the HRB Centre for Primary Care Research in 2016 as a postdoctoral researcher in pharmacoepidemiology. 

Research Interests
Inappropriate prescribing
Medicines management in older people
Medical practice variation
Drug utilisation research
Economic evaluation of medicines optimisation
Evidence-based medicine

Moriarty F, Bennett K, Cahir C, Fahey T. Characterising potentially inappropriate prescribing of proton pump inhibitors in older people in primary care in Ireland from 1997 to 2012. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (In press) 2016.

Barry E, O'Brien K, Moriarty F, Cooper J, Redmond P, Hughes CM, Bennett K, Fahey T, Smith SM; PIPc Project Steering group. PIPc study: development of indicators of potentially inappropriate prescribing in children (PIPc) in primary care using a modified Delphi technique. BMJ Open. 2016; 6(9): e012079.

Moriarty F, Bennett K, Cahir C, Kenny RA, Fahey T. Potentially inappropriate prescribing according to STOPP and START and adverse outcomes in community-dwelling older people: a prospective cohort study. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2016; 82(3): 849-857.

Cooper JA, Moriarty F, Ryan C, Smith SM, Bennett K, Fahey T, Wallace E, Cahir C, Williams D, Teeling M, Hughes CM. Potentially inappropriate prescribing in two populations with differing socio-economic profiles: a cross-sectional database study using the PROMPT criteria. Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 2016; 72(5): 583-91.

Moriarty F, Hardy C, Bennett K, Smith SM, Fahey T. Trends and interaction of polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate prescribing in primary care over 15 years in Ireland: a repeated cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2015; 5(9): e008656.

Moriarty F, Bennett K, Fahey T, Kenny RA, Cahir C. Longitudinal prevalence of potentially inappropriate medicines and potential prescribing omissions in a cohort of community-dwelling older people. Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 2015; 71(4): 473-82.

Cahir C, Moriarty F, Teljeur C, Fahey T, Bennett K. Potentially Inappropriate Prescribing and Vulnerability and Hospitalization in Older Community-Dwelling Patients. Ann Pharmacother. 2014; 48(12): 1546-54.

Galvin R, Moriarty F, Cousins G, Cahir C, Motterlini N, Bradley M, Hughes CM, Bennett K, Smith SM, Fahey T, Kenny RA. Prevalence of potentially inappropriate prescribing and prescribing omissions in older Irish adults: findings from The Irish LongituDinal Study on Ageing study (TILDA). Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 2014; 70(5): 599-606