She is the Professor and Chair of Paediatrics, Trinity College Dublin, and a Consultant Neonatologist & Paediatrician at the Coombe Women and Infant’s University Hospital, the National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght, and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.
From 2009 to 2014 she was Associate Professor of Paediatrics at the Royal College of Surgeons, from 2013 to 2014 she was Director of Paediatrics at the National Maternity Hospital, and from 2005 to 2014 she was a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Paediatrics, University College Dublin. From 2003 to 2005 she was a Neonatology Fellow at the Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, USA.
Internationally she has served as the Secretary & President of the Irish American Paediatric Society and as the Irish representative on the European Board of Paediatrics: European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), Confederation of European Specialists in Paediatrics (CESP).
In 2015 she was awarded Honorary Fellowship at the American Paediatric Society, a Professorial Fellowship by Trinity College and University College Dublin and became the Associate Editor in chief for the journal “Paediatric Research” on behalf of the International Paediatric Research Foundation.