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Dr Akke Vellinga DipHealthEc,HDipEd,M.Sc.,Ph.D.
Akke Vellinga is an epidemiologist. She started working for the NUI Galway in 2005. She now divides her time between two half time positions; a senior lectureship in primary care and a lectureship in bacteriology (epidemiology)
Akke's research experience spans epidemiological and health services research, on a variety of topics, from vaccination coverage and vaccination evaluation to zoonotic diseases and asthma and allergies. Her interest in statistical modelling is clear from the papers on these topics.
She holds a PhD in Medicine (Epidemiology), a Master in Epidemiology, MSC, BSc and Diploma in Health Economics, HDip Ed and Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Vellinga, A (2014) 'The very first requirement of treatment is that it should do no harm*, so why are antibiotics still overprescribed?'. International journal of clinical practice, 68 :152-154. [DOI] [Details]|
|Duane, S,Callan, A,Galvin, S,Murphy, AW,Domegan, C,O'Shea, E,Cormican, M,Bennett, K,O'Donnell, M,Vellinga, A (2013) 'Supporting the improvement and management of prescribing for urinary tract infections (SIMPle): protocol for a cluster randomized trial'. Trials, 14 . [DOI] [Details]|
|Galvin, S; Bergin, N; Hennessy, R; Hanahoe, B; Murphy, AW; Cormican, M; Vellinga, A; (2013) 'Exploratory spatial analysis of the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in E. coli in the community”'. The Journal of antibiotics, 2 (3):328-338. [DOI] [Details]|
|Kennedy, KM,Vellinga, A,Bonner, N,Stewart, B,McGrath, D (2013) 'How teaching on the care of the victim of sexual violence alters undergraduate medical students' awareness of the key issues involved in patient care and their attitudes to such patients'. Journal of forensic and legal medicine, 20 :582-587. [DOI] [Details]|
|Wilkinson, C,Lappin, D,Vellinga, A,Heneghan, HM,O'Hara, R,Monaghan, J (2013) 'Spot urinary protein analysis for excluding significant proteinuria in pregnancy'. Journal Of Obstetrics And Gynaecology, 33 :24-27. [DOI] [Details]|
|Vellinga, A. and Callan, A. (2013) 'Letter to the Editor: The case for resistance epidemiology in the true cost of antimicrobial resistance'. British Medical Journal, . [Details]|
|Vellinga A, Tansey S, Hanahoe B, Bennett K, Murphy AW, Cormican M (2012) 'Trimethoprim and ciprofloxacin resistance and prescribing in urinary tract infection associated with Escherichia coli: a multilevel model'. Journal Of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 67 (10):2523-2530. [DOI] [Details]|
|Vellinga A, Bennett K, Murphy AW, Cormican M (2012) 'Principles of multilevel analysis and its relevance to studies of antimicrobial resistance'. Journal Of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 67 (10):2316-2322. [DOI] [Details]|
|Cormican M, Vellinga A (2012) 'Existing classes of antibiotics are probably the best we will ever have'. Bmj, 344 . [Details]|
|Murphy M, Vellinga A, Walkin S, MacDermott M (2012) 'Termination of pregnancy: attitudes and clinical experiences of Irish GPs and GPs-in-training'. The European journal of general practice, 18 (3):136-142. [DOI] [Details]|
|Vellinga A, Damm P, Dunne F and DALI collcollaborators (2012) 'Associations of nody mass index (BMI) and gestational diabetews mellitus (GDM) with noenatal and maternal pregnancy outcomes in a multicentre European database. (Diabetes and Pregnancy Vitamin D and Lifestyle intervention for GDM prevention)'. Obesity (Silver Spring), . [DOI] [Details]|
|Fennell J, Vellinga A, Hanahoe B, Morris D, Boyle F, Higgins F, Lyons M, O'Connell K, Keady D, Cormican M (2012) 'Increasing prevalence of ESBL production among Irish clinical Enterobacteriaceae from 2004 to 2008: an observational study'. BMC Infectious Diseases, 12 . [DOI] [Details]|
|Cormican, M.,Murphy, A. W.,Vellinga, A. (2011) 'Interpreting asymptomatic bacteriuria'. BMJ, 343 . [Details]|
|Buckley, B. S.,Harreiter, J.,Damm, P.,Corcoy, R.,Chico, A.,Simmons, D.,Vellinga, A.,Dunne, F. (2011) 'Gestational diabetes mellitus in Europe: prevalence, current screening practice and barriers to screening'. Diabet Med, . [Details]|
|Vellinga, A.,Murphy, A. W.,Hanahoe, B.,Bennett, K.,Cormican, M. (2010) 'A multilevel analysis of trimethoprim and ciprofloxacin prescribing and resistance of uropathogenic Escherichia coli in general practice'. J Antimicrob Chemother, 65 (77):1514-20. [Details]|
|Galvin, S.,Boyle, F.,Hickey, P.,Vellinga, A.,Morris, D.,Cormican, M. (2010) 'Enumeration and characterization of antimicrobial-resistant E. coli in effluent from municipal, hospital and secondary treated sources'. Appl Environ Microbiol, . [Details]|
|Vellinga A, Cormican M, Hanahoe B, Murphy AW. (2010) 'Predictive value of antimicrobial susceptibility from previous urinary tract infection in the treatment of re-infection'. British Journal of General Practice, 60 (576):511-513. [Details]|
|Gorman, J,Vellinga, A,Gilmartin, JJ,O'Keeffe, ST (2010) 'Frequency and risk factors associated with emergency medical readmissions in Galway University Hospitals'. Irish Journal Of Medical Science, 179 :255-258. [DOI] [Details]|
|Galvin, S,Boyle, F,Hickey, P,Vellinga, A,Morris, D,Cormican, M (2010) 'Enumeration and Characterization of Antimicrobial-Resistant Escherichia coli Bacteria in Effluent from Municipal, Hospital, and Secondary Treatment Facility Sources'. Applied And Environmental Microbiology, 76 :4772-4779. [DOI] [Details]|
|Kavanagh, KE,O'Brien, N,Glynn, LG,Vellinga, A,Murphy, AW (2010) 'WestREN: a description of an Irish academic general practice research network'. BMC Family Practice, 11 . [DOI] [Details]|
|Vellinga, A., O'Donovan, D., de la Harpe, D. (2008) 'Length of stay and associated costs of obesity related hospital admission in Ireland'. BMC Health Services Research, 8 (88). [DOI] [Details]|
|Sariachvili, M.,Droste, J.,Dom, S.,Wieringa, M.,Vellinga, A.,Hagendorens, M.,Bridts, C.,Stevens, W.,Sprundel, M. V.,Desager, K.,Weyler, J. (2007) 'Is breast feeding a risk factor for eczema during the first year of life?'. Pediatr Allergy Immunol, 18 (55):410-7. [Details]|
|Vellinga, A., Howell, F., O'Donovan, D. (2007) 'The impact of the smoking ban in Ireland: modelling hospital admissions for acute myocardial infarction'. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 61 (S1). [Details]|
|Vellinga, A.,Droste, J. H.,Vermeire, P. A.,Desager, K.,De Backer, W. A.,Nelen, V. J.,Weyler, J. J. (2005) 'Changes in respiratory and allergic symptoms in schoolchildren from 1996 to 2002, results from the ISAAC surveys in Antwerp (Belgium)'. Acta Clin Belg, 60 (55):219-25. [Details]|
|Hagendorens, M. M.,Bridts, C. H.,Lauwers, K.,van Nuijs, S.,Ebo, D. G.,Vellinga, A.,De Clerck, L. S.,Van Bever, H. P.,Weyler, J. J.,Stevens, W. J. (2005) 'Perinatal risk factors for sensitization, atopic dermatitis and wheezing during the first year of life (PIPO study)'. Clin Exp Allergy, 35 (66):733-40. [Details]|
|Vellinga, A.,Depoorter, A. M.,Van Damme, P. (2002) 'Vaccination coverage estimates by EPI cluster sampling survey of children (18-24 months) in Flanders, Belgium'. Acta Paediatr, 91 (55):599-603. [Details]|
|Vellinga, A.,Van Loock, F. (2002) 'The dioxin crisis as experiment to determine poultry-related campylobacter enteritis'. Emerg Infect Dis, 8 (11):19-22. [Details]|
|Swennen, B.,Van Damme, P.,Vellinga, A.,Coppieters, Y.,Depoorter, A. M. (2001) 'Analysis of factors influencing vaccine uptake: perspectives from Belgium'. Vaccine, 20 Suppl 1 . [Details]|
|Vellinga, A.,Van Damme, P.,Joosens, E.,van Der Wielen, M.,Goossens, H. (2001) 'Second diphtheria booster in adults raises immunity to 92%'. BMJ, 323 (73247324). [Details]|
|Renard, D.,Bruckers, L.,Molenberghs, G.,Vellinga, A.,Van Damme, P. (2001) 'Repeated-measures models to evaluate a hepatitis B vaccination programme'. Stat Med, 20 (66):951-63. [Details]|
|Vellinga, A.,Van Damme, P.,Joossens, E.,Goossens, H. (2000) 'Response to diphtheria booster vaccination in healthy adults: vaccine trial'. BMJ, 320 (72297229). [Details]|
|Vellinga, A.,Van Damme, P.,Weyler, J. J.,Vranckx, R.,Meheus, A. (1999) 'Hepatitis B vaccination in mentally retarded: effectiveness after 11 years'. Vaccine, 17 (66):602-6. [Details]|
|Vellinga, A.,Van Damme, P.,Meheus, A. (1999) 'Hepatitis B and C in institutions for individuals with intellectual disability'. J Intellect Disabil Res, 43 ( Pt 6) :445-53. [Details]|
|Vellinga, A.,Van Damme, P.,Bruckers, L.,Weyler, J. J.,Molenberghs, G.,Meheus, A. (1999) 'Modelling long-term persistence of hepatitis B antibodies after vaccination'. J Med Virol, 57 (22):100-3. [Details]|
|Van Damme, P.,Vellinga, A. (1998) 'Epidemiology of hepatitis B and C in Europe'. Acta Gastroenterol Belg, 61 (22):175-82. [Details]|
|Ludden, C., Morris, D., Vellinga, A., Austin, B., Cormican, M. (2013) Emergence of ESBL K. pneumoniae during a longitudinal study of colonisation with antimicrobial-resistant microorganisms in a nursing home European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) [Details]|
|Ludden, C., Morris, D., Vellinga, A., Austin, B., Cormican, M. (2013) The Investigation of Colonization and Risk Factors Associated with Meticillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamse-Producing Enterobacteriaceae, Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci and Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae Among Nursing Home Residents Over a 3 Month Period Infectious Diseases Society of Ireland (IDSI) Annual Society Meeting [Details]|
|Ludden, C., Morris, D., Vellinga, A., Austin, B., Cormican, M. (2013) Longitudinal study of role of nursing homes in the dissemination of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-PE), Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE) and Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Five Nations Health Protection Conference [Details]|
|Healy GM, Vellinga A, Carmody L, Avalos G, Mustafa E, Khalil S, Noctor E, Kirwan B, Dunne FP (2012) ATLANTIC DIP: what does selective screening for GDM miss EASD Berlin Germany, [Details]|
|Healy GM, Vellinga A, Dunne FP (2012) ATLANTIC DIP: Selective Vs Universal screening for GDM American Diabetes Association Philadelphia, [Details]|
|36. Corcoran, M., Morris, D., Vellinga, A., DeLappe, N., Ward, J., O’Connor, J., Doran, G., Lalor, P., Dockery, P., Cormican, M (2011) Variation in Salmonella enterica serovars ability to establish a biofilm General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology [Details]|
|22. Corcoran, M., Morris, D., Vellinga, A., DeLappe, N., Ward, J., O’Connor, J., Doran, G., Lalor, P., Dockery, P., Cormican, M (2011) Salmonella enterica biofilm: older biofilms are different Federation of Infection Societies Scientific Conference (FIS) [Details]|
|Vellinga, A,Cormican, M,Hanahoe, B,Bennett, K,Murphy, AW (2010) OPT OUT AS AN ACCEPTABLE METHOD OF OBTAINING CONSENT IN MEDICAL RESEARCH. Abstract [DOI] [Details]|
|Cormican, M,Murphy, AW,Vellinga, A (2011) RATIONAL TESTING Interpreting asymptomatic bacteriuria. Editorial [DOI] [Details]|
|O'Connell, E., Brennan, W., Cormican, M., Glacken, M., O'Donovan, D., Vellinga, A., Cahill, N., Lysaght, F., O'Donnell, J. (2009) Chlamydia trachomatis infection and sexual behaviour among female students attending higher education in the Republic of Ireland. BMC Public Health. Other Item [DOI] [Details]|
|Bedford, D. McKeown, N., Vellinga, A., Howell, F. (2006) Alcohol in Fatal Road Crashes in Ireland in 2003. . Report for the HSE. Other Item [Details]|
|Buckley, BS,Harreiter, J,Damm, P,Corcoy, R,Chico, A,Simmons, D,Vellinga, A,Dunne, F (2012) Gestational diabetes mellitus in Europe: prevalence, current screening practice and barriers to screening. A review. Reviews [DOI] [Details]|
|Vellinga, A,Murphy, A,O'Brien, E (2012) Thirty-minute compared to standardised office blood pressure measurement in general practice. Letter [DOI] [Details]|
|Cormican, M,Vellinga, A (2012) ANTIBIOTIC DRUG RESEARCH Existing classes of antibiotics are probably the best we will ever have. Letter [DOI] [Details]|
|Lynch, M,Higgins, E,McCormick, PA,Kirby, B,Lally, A,Rogers, S,Vellinga, A,Omar, H,Collins, P (2013) OUR EXPERIENCE OF TRANSIENT ELASTOGRAPHY AND FIBROTEST (R) IN MONITORING PATIENTS TAKING METHOTREXATE FOR PSORIASIS. Meeting [DOI] [Details]|
|Lynch, M,Higgins, E,McCormick, PA,Kirby, B,Lally, A,Rogers, SCF,Vellinga, A,Omar, H,Collins, P (2013) Our experience of transient elastography and Fibrotest (R) in monitoring patients taking methotrexate for psoriasis. Meeting [Details]|
|Healy, GM,Vellinga, A,Carmody, L,Avalos, G,Mustafa, E,Khalil, S,Noctor, E,Kirwan, B,Dunne, FP (2012) Atlantic DIP: what does selective screening for gestational diabetes miss?. Meeting [Details]|
Honours and Awards
| Year: 2009.
Title: Fellow on the Oxford International Primary Care Research Leadership Programme