Professor Richard Greene, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, gained much of his clinical experience in the Coombe Womens’ Hospital, Dublin. In July 1999, he took up a position as Fellow in Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, USA. On his return to Ireland in 2001, he joined UCC as Senior Lecturer/Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology: and took up his current posts as Director of the National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre (NPEC) and Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, UCC, in 2007. Prof. Greene was instrumental in commissioning and establishing the new maternity services at CUMH and continues to maintain a senior management position within the service as Clinical Director.
His research interests include maternal-fetal medicine, epidemiology, health services research incorporating risk management, quality of service and translational research.
Specifically, his future interests lie in the establishment of NPEC as a national service with the aim to improve clinical services for Irish patients. Towards this goal, he has been involved in the development of a single national chart for obstetrics; and is centrally involved in the Maternal Newborn Clinical Management System (MN_CMS) project, to get a single electronic medical record for all maternity hospitals.
Prof. Greene is also committed to advancing the UCC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology goal to become a major research unit in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at a molecular and clinical level.
Prof. Greene’s clinical practice is undertaken at the Cork University Maternity Hospital and at Cork Obstetrics and Gynaecology Associates.