Sinéad Curran is a Dietitian with a focus on supporting women’s nutritional health preconception and throughout pregnancy. She has a particular interest in complex pregnancy and fertility. In her work at a large maternity hospital, she has supported women with hyperemesis for almost 20 years and recognises the severe impact of the condition on them and their families. She is honoured to be a trustee of Hyperemesis Ireland and to advocate for advances in management of HG and for support for women with HG.
Dr Peter Boylan is a retired Obstetrician. He is a former Master of the National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street, Dublin, and is currently Chairman of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He trained in Dublin and London, at Queen Charlotte's and The Chelsea Hospital for Women. Dr Boylan also held an academic position, Associate Professor, at the University of Texas, Houston, for four years. He has extensive experience of dealing with hyperemesis gravidarum and is delighted to see Hyperemesis Ireland established.
Dr Aoife Ni Sheaghdha is a GP working in North Dublin and Dublin City Centre. Dr Aoife has both personal and professional experience in dealing with Hyperemesis Gravidarum and understands how difficult life as a HG sufferer can be. She is committed to supporting HG patients and their families. She is also keen to educate other Health Care Professionals about HG diagnosis and treatment, especially those involved in Primary Care.
Deirdre Munro RGN., RM., HDip Midwifery., QFA., MScHSR., International Fellow ECPD & Certified Change Agent. Deirdre is an Irish Nurse, Midwife and CEO of Health Service Design. Deirdre founded the Global Village Network Community which includes the Global Village of Midwives. Deirdre is truly honoured to be a board member and shares her passion for methodology, co-design and implementation.
Nicola Awford is a former diplomat who has had Hyperemesis twice. Nicola hopes that by the time her daughters grow up there will be better understanding of HG, both among medical professionals and the general public.
Brian Cleary is a Pharmacist and Researcher with an interest in the safe and effective use of medicines in pregnancy. His research interests include epidemiological studies examining the safety of medication use in pregnancy and randomised controlled trials addressing the efficacy of medicines in maternal and newborn care. He works in a maternity hospital and is an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
Rebecca Hegarty got involved in the voluntary sector following the birth of her son in 2013. Rebecca worked with AIMS Ireland (Association for improvements in maternity services) for just over 2 years and has a passion for womens rights and advocacy. Her experience of Hyperemesis Gravidarum during her pregnancy is what led her to get involved, in the hopes that the support and treatments available to women in Ireland could and would improve.
Stephen Vernon is the Dublin based Chairman of Green Property. His support for Hyperemesis Ireland came after his daughter suffered hyperemesis throughout three pregnancies. He is also a board member of The National Maternity Hospital.