Craniofacial Research Group

The Craniofacial Research Group (CRG) meets once a month in Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin 1. The first CRG meeting was held on the 3rd February 2013. The meeting is chaired by Mr Dylan Murray, coordinated by Noelle O’ Mahony and attended by all members of the craniofacial team. Attendance is by invite from the craniofacial team with the aim of carrying out research, audit and quality improvement (QI) projects within the National Paediatric Craniofacial Centre.

Over the years we have Consultants, NCHDs (Non-consultant hospital doctors), Scientists, medical and dentistry students and surgical innovation industries attending CRG meetings. At these meetings we brainstorm ideas and develop projects to review and audit our current practices to ensure we are providing safe, effective care and treatment to our patients and their families. Ensuring patient outcomes are achieved and maintained through the rigorous use of both quantitative & qualitative research, regular audit & QI. Through collaborations both with laboratories and surgical innovation industries we have developed novel techniques and devices for use in craniofacial surgery for children born with craniofacial disorders.

The CRG have numerous publications and present at local, national and international conferences annually. Please see a list of publications and presentations on the link below under publications. If you are a trainee doctor, dentist, medical student, nurse or allied healthcare professional and you are interested in learning more about what we do, please contact Noelle O’Mahony, Craniofacial Clinical Services Coordinator, RCN/RGN, Tel.: 01 878 4441 Bleep 788 or Tel: 01 878 4883 or email