Dr Akke Vellinga

DipHealthEc,HDipEd,M.Sc.,Ph.D.

Contact Details

Senior Lecturer
General Practice
205
1 Distillery Road
Galway

T: 091/49 5194
 
researcher

Biography

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). 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.
Her research topics include antimicrobial resistance epidemiology, antimicrobial treatment in general practice and nursing homes, out of hospital cardiac arrest and gestational diabetes. Currently, Akke leads a randomised clinical trial in general practice to compare antimicrobial with symptomatic treatment for urinary tract infections in females (SATIN study).
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.
Akke's research interests find their origin at the crossing of medical and methodological, epidemiological and biological subjects. Her goal is to do research, in particular with the use of existing databases, which can add to and support evidence based decision making in practice and policy. This aim is the red thread though her study areas which have been various in their subjects. 

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
Symptomatic versus antibiotic treatment for urinary tract infections in females 01-JAN-16 31-DEC-18
Irish Primary Care Trials Network - WP2 - Satin 01-JUL-15 30-JUN-20
A Geographic Model for Improving Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Survival in Ireland. 01-JAN-15 31-DEC-17
GP Respiratory Infections Network Meeting 01-JAN-15 31-DEC-15
SECONDARY ANALYSIS OF DATA FROM THE PROJECT OF ANTIMICROBIAL PRESCRIBING AND RESISTANCE IN URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS MILL FUND AKKE VELLINGA 01-FEB-12 31-AUG-15

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) 'A longitudinal and multi-centre study of burnout and error in Irish junior doctors'
O’Connor, P, Lydon, S., O’Dea, A., Hehir, L., Offiah, G., Vellinga, A., & Byrne, D. A. (2017) 'A longitudinal and multi-centre study of burnout and error in Irish junior doctors'. Postgraduate Medical Journal, [Details]
(2017) 'Changing antibiotic prescribing in General Practice - The results of the SIMPle process evaluation'
Duane S, Domegan C, Callan A, Galvin S, Cormican M, Murphy A, Vellinga A. (2017) 'Changing antibiotic prescribing in General Practice - The results of the SIMPle process evaluation'. International Journal of Healthcare Management, 3 (1):68-75 [Details]
(2017) 'Using Mobile Phones to Collect Patient Data: Lessons Learned From the SIMPle study'
Duane S, Tandan M, Murphy AW, Vellinga A (2017) 'Using Mobile Phones to Collect Patient Data: Lessons Learned From the SIMPle study'. JMIR research protocols, 6 (4) [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Epidemiology of gestational diabetes mellitus according to IADPSG/WHO 2013 criteria among obese pregnant women in Europe'
Egan AM,Vellinga A,Desoye G,van Poppel MNM,Simmons D,Dunne FP,DALI Core Investigator Grp (2016) 'Epidemiology of gestational diabetes mellitus according to IADPSG/WHO 2013 criteria among obese pregnant women in Europe'. Irish Journal Of Medical Science, 185 :369-369 [Details]
(2016) 'Reconsultation and Antimicrobial Treatment of Urinary Tract Infection in Male and Female Patients in General Practice'
Tandan, M,Duane, S,Cormican, M,Murphy, AW,Vellinga, A (2016) 'Reconsultation and Antimicrobial Treatment of Urinary Tract Infection in Male and Female Patients in General Practice'. Antibiotics-Basel, 5 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Using qualitative insights to change practice: exploring the culture of antibiotic prescribing and consumption for urinary tract infections'
Duane, S,Domegan, C,Callan, A,Galvin, S,Cormican, M,Bennett, K,Murphy, AW,Vellinga, A (2016) 'Using qualitative insights to change practice: exploring the culture of antibiotic prescribing and consumption for urinary tract infections'. BMJ Open, 6 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'The Efficacy of Mindfulness-Based Interventions in Primary Care: A Meta-Analytic Review'
Demarzo, MMP,Montero-Marin, J,Cuijpers, P,Zabaleta-del-Olmo, E,Mahtani, KR,Vellinga, A,Vicens, C,Lopez-del-Hoyo, Y,Garcia-Campayo, J (2015) 'The Efficacy of Mindfulness-Based Interventions in Primary Care: A Meta-Analytic Review'. Annals Of Family Medicine, 13 :573-582 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Exploring Experiences of Delayed Prescribing and Symptomatic Treatment for Urinary Tract Infections among General Practitioners and Patients in Ambulatory Care: A Qualitative Study'
Duane, S,Beatty, P,Murphy, AW,Vellinga, A (2016) 'Exploring Experiences of Delayed Prescribing and Symptomatic Treatment for Urinary Tract Infections among General Practitioners and Patients in Ambulatory Care: A Qualitative Study'. Antibiotics-Basel, 5 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'The cost effectiveness of the SIMPle intervention to improve antimicrobial prescribing for urinary tract infection in primary care'
Gillespie P, Callan A, O’Shea E, Duane S, Murphy AW, Domegan C, Galvin S, Vellinga A (2016) 'The cost effectiveness of the SIMPle intervention to improve antimicrobial prescribing for urinary tract infection in primary care'. Journal Of Public Health, [Details]
(2016) 'Intervention to improve the quality of antimicrobial prescribing for urinary tract infection: a cluster randomized trial'
Vellinga, A,Galvin, S,Duane, S,Callan, A,Bennett, K,Cormican, M,Domegan, C,Murphy, AW (2016) 'Intervention to improve the quality of antimicrobial prescribing for urinary tract infection: a cluster randomized trial'. Canadian Medical Association journal, 188 :108-115 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest attended by ambulance services in Ireland: first 2 years' results from a nationwide registry'
Masterson, S,Cullinan, J,McNally, B,Deasy, C,Murphy, A,Wright, P,O'Reilly, M,Vellinga, A (2016) 'Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest attended by ambulance services in Ireland: first 2 years' results from a nationwide registry'. Emergency medicine journal : EMJ, 33 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'The Spatial Distribution of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest and the Chain of Survival in Ireland: A Multi-Class Urban-Rural Analysis'
Masterson S, Cullinan J, Teljeur C, Vellinga A (2016) 'The Spatial Distribution of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest and the Chain of Survival in Ireland: A Multi-Class Urban-Rural Analysis'. Irish Geography, 49 :1-27 [Details]
(2015) 'Six-year follow-up of the SPHERE RCT: secondary prevention of heart disease in general practice'
Murphy, AW,Cupples, ME,Murphy, E,Newell, J,Scarrott, CJ,Vellinga, A,Gillespie, P,Byrne, M,Kearney, C,Smith, SM (2015) 'Six-year follow-up of the SPHERE RCT: secondary prevention of heart disease in general practice'. BMJ Open, 5 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Urban and rural differences in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Ireland'
Masterson, S,Wright, P,O'Donnell, C,Vellinga, A,Murphy, AW,Hennelly, D,Sinnott, B,Egan, J,O'Reilly, M,Keaney, J,Bury, G,Deasy, C,OHCAR Steering Grp (2015) 'Urban and rural differences in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Ireland'. Resuscitation, 91 :42-47 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Do general practitioners prescribe more antimicrobials when the weekend comes?'
Tandan, M;Duane, S;Vellinga, A (2015) 'Do general practitioners prescribe more antimicrobials when the weekend comes?'. Springerplus, 4 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Improving antimicrobial prescribing in Irish primary care through electronic data collection and surveillance: a feasibility study'
Sandra Galvin, Aoife Callan, Martin Cormican, Sinead Duane, Kathleen Bennett, Andrew W. Murphy, Akke Vellinga. (2015) 'Improving antimicrobial prescribing in Irish primary care through electronic data collection and surveillance: a feasibility study'. BMC Family Practice, 16 (77) [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'General practitioner contribution to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest outcome: A national registry study'
Masterson, S,Vellinga, A,Wright, P,Dowling, J,Bury, G,Murphy, AW (2015) 'General practitioner contribution to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest outcome: A national registry study'. The European journal of general practice, 21 :131-137 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Improving antimicrobial prescribing in Irish primary care through electronic data collection and surveillance: a feasibility study'
Galvin, S,Callan, A,Cormican, M,Duane, S,Bennett, K,Murphy, AW,Vellinga, A (2015) 'Improving antimicrobial prescribing in Irish primary care through electronic data collection and surveillance: a feasibility study'. BMC Family Practice, 16 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Primary care organisational interventions for secondary prevention of ischaemic heart disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis'
Murphy, E,Vellinga, A,Byrne, M,Cupples, ME,Murphy, AW,Buckley, B,Smith, SM (2015) 'Primary care organisational interventions for secondary prevention of ischaemic heart disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis'. British Journal Of General Practice, 65 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Colonisation with ESBL-producing and carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae, vancomycin-resistant enterococci, and meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a long-term care facility over one year'
Ludden, C,Cormican, M,Vellinga, A,Johnson, JR,Austin, B,Morris, D (2015) 'Colonisation with ESBL-producing and carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae, vancomycin-resistant enterococci, and meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a long-term care facility over one year'. BMC Infectious Diseases, 15 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'The very first requirement of treatment is that it should do no harm*, so why are antibiotics still overprescribed?'
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]
(2014) 'The Economic Cost Of Urinary Tract Infections In The Community: Results From Ireland'
A. Callan, E. O'Shea, S. Galvin, S. Duane, O. Corry, A. Vellinga (2014) 'The Economic Cost Of Urinary Tract Infections In The Community: Results From Ireland'. Value In Health, 17 (7 (A 468)) [Details]
(2014) 'Public practice regarding disposal of unused medicines in Ireland'
Vellinga, A,Cormican, S,Driscoll, J,Furey, M,O'Sullivan, M,Cormican, M (2014) 'Public practice regarding disposal of unused medicines in Ireland'. Science Of The Total Environment, 478 :98-102 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'The Use of Transient Elastography and FibroTest for Monitoring Hepatotoxicity in Patients Receiving Methotrexate for Psoriasis'
Lynch, M,Higgins, E,McCormick, PA,Kirby, B,Nolan, N,Rogers, S,Lally, A,Vellinga, A,Omar, H,Collins, P (2014) 'The Use of Transient Elastography and FibroTest for Monitoring Hepatotoxicity in Patients Receiving Methotrexate for Psoriasis'. Jama Dermatology, 150 :856-862 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Supporting the improvement and management of prescribing for urinary tract infections (SIMPle): protocol for a cluster randomized trial'
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]
(2013) 'Spot urinary protein analysis for excluding significant proteinuria in pregnancy'
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]
(2013) 'Letter to the Editor: The case for resistance epidemiology in the true cost of antimicrobial resistance'
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]
(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'
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]
(2013) 'Exploratory spatial analysis of the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in E. coli in the community”'
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]
(2012) 'Atlantic DIP: what does selective screening for gestational diabetes miss?'
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?'. Diabetologia, 55 :38-38 [Details]
(2012) 'Existing classes of antibiotics are probably the best we will ever have'
Cormican M, Vellinga A (2012) 'Existing classes of antibiotics are probably the best we will ever have'. Bmj, 344 [Details]
(2012) 'Gestational diabetes mellitus in Europe: prevalence, current screening practice and barriers to screening. A review'
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'. Diabetic Medicine, 29 :844-854 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Thirty-minute compared to standardised office blood pressure measurement in general practice'
Vellinga, A,Murphy, A,O'Brien, E (2012) 'Thirty-minute compared to standardised office blood pressure measurement in general practice'. British Journal Of General Practice, 62 :126-126 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Principles of multilevel analysis and its relevance to studies of antimicrobial resistance'
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 :2316-2322 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Termination of pregnancy: Attitudes and clinical experiences of Irish GPs and GPs-in-training'
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 :136-142 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Associations of body 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)'
Vellinga A, Damm P, Dunne F and DALI collcollaborators (2012) 'Associations of body 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]
(2012) 'Trimethoprim and ciprofloxacin resistance and prescribing in urinary tract infection associated with Escherichia coli: a multilevel model'
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 :2523-2530 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Termination of pregnancy: Attitudes and clinical experiences of Irish GPs and GPs-in-training'
Murphy, M;Vellinga, A;Walkin, S;MacDermott, M (2012) 'Termination of pregnancy: Attitudes and clinical experiences of Irish GPs and GPs-in-training'. European Journal Of General Practice, 18 :136-142 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Increasing prevalence of ESBL production among Irish clinical Enterobacteriaceae from 2004 to 2008: an observational study'
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]
(2011) 'Opt-out as an acceptable method of obtaining consent in medical research: a short report'
Vellinga, A,Cormican, M,Hanahoe, B,Bennett, K,Murphy, AW (2011) 'Opt-out as an acceptable method of obtaining consent in medical research: a short report'. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 11 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'RATIONAL TESTING Interpreting asymptomatic bacteriuria'
Cormican, M,Murphy, AW,Vellinga, A (2011) 'RATIONAL TESTING Interpreting asymptomatic bacteriuria'. British Medical Journal, 343 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Gestational diabetes mellitus in Europe: prevalence, current screening practice and barriers to screening'
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]
(2011) 'Antimicrobial management and appropriateness of treatment of urinary tract infection in general practice in Ireland'
Vellinga, A,Cormican, M,Hanahoe, B,Bennett, K,Murphy, AW (2011) 'Antimicrobial management and appropriateness of treatment of urinary tract infection in general practice in Ireland'. BMC Family Practice, 12 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Interpreting asymptomatic bacteriuria'
Cormican, M.,Murphy, A. W.,Vellinga, A. (2011) 'Interpreting asymptomatic bacteriuria'. BMJ, 343 [Details]
(2010) 'A multilevel analysis of trimethoprim and ciprofloxacin prescribing and resistance of uropathogenic Escherichia coli in general practice'
Vellinga, A,Murphy, AW,Hanahoe, B,Bennett, K,Cormican, M (2010) 'A multilevel analysis of trimethoprim and ciprofloxacin prescribing and resistance of uropathogenic Escherichia coli in general practice'. Journal Of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 65 :1514-1520 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Predictive value of antimicrobial susceptibility from previous urinary tract infection in the treatment of re-infection'
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 :511-513 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Frequency and risk factors associated with emergency medical readmissions in Galway University Hospitals'
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]
(2010) 'Enumeration and Characterization of Antimicrobial-Resistant Escherichia coli Bacteria in Effluent from Municipal, Hospital, and Secondary Treatment Facility Sources'
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]
(2010) 'WestREN: a description of an Irish academic general practice research network'
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]
(2009) 'Chlamydia trachomatis infection and sexual behaviour among female students attending higher education in the Republic of Ireland. BMC Public Health'
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'. 9 (397) [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Chlamydia trachomatis infection and sexual behaviour among female students attending higher education in the Republic of Ireland'
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, 9 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Length of stay and associated costs of obesity related hospital admissions in Ireland'
Vellinga, A,O'Donovan, D,De La Harpe, D (2008) 'Length of stay and associated costs of obesity related hospital admissions in Ireland'. BMC Health Services Research, 8 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'Is breast feeding a risk factor for eczema during the first year of life?'
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]
(2007) 'The impact of the smoking ban in Ireland: modelling hospital admissions for acute myocardial infarction'
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]
(2005) 'Perinatal risk factors for sensitization, atopic dermatitis and wheezing during the first year of life (PIPO study)'
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]
(2005) 'Changes in respiratory and allergic symptoms in schoolchildren from 1996 to 2002, results from the ISAAC surveys in Antwerp (Belgium)'
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]
(2002) 'Vaccination coverage estimates by EPI cluster sampling survey of children (18-24 months) in Flanders, Belgium'
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]
(2002) 'The dioxin crisis as experiment to determine poultry-related campylobacter enteritis'
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]
(2001) 'Analysis of factors influencing vaccine uptake: perspectives from Belgium'
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]
(2001) 'Second diphtheria booster in adults raises immunity to 92%'
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]
(2001) 'Repeated-measures models to evaluate a hepatitis B vaccination programme'
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]
(2000) 'Response to diphtheria booster vaccination in healthy adults: vaccine trial'
Vellinga, A.,Van Damme, P.,Joossens, E.,Goossens, H. (2000) 'Response to diphtheria booster vaccination in healthy adults: vaccine trial'. BMJ, 320 (72297229) [Details]
(1999) 'Hepatitis B vaccination in mentally retarded: effectiveness after 11 years'
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]
(1999) 'Hepatitis B and C in institutions for individuals with intellectual disability'
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]
(1999) 'Modelling long-term persistence of hepatitis B antibodies after vaccination'
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]
(1998) 'Epidemiology of hepatitis B and C in Europe'
Van Damme, P.,Vellinga, A. (1998) 'Epidemiology of hepatitis B and C in Europe'. Acta Gastroenterol Belg, 61 (22):175-82 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2017) 'A Wicked Problem and the SIMPle Solution'
Duane, Sinead; Domegan, Christine; Callan, Aoife; Galvin, Sandra; Cormican, Martin; Bennett, Kathleen; Murphy, Andrew W., Vellinga, Akke (2017) 'A Wicked Problem and the SIMPle Solution' In: Social Marketing, from Tunes to Symphonies. UK: Routledge. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2016) 2016 joint scientific meeting of Association of University Departments of General Practice (AUDGPI)
M Tandan, S Duane, M Cormican, A W Murphy, A Vellinga (2016) Antimicrobial treatment and reconsultation for urinary tract infection among male and female patients in general practice 2016 joint scientific meeting of Association of University Departments of General Practice (AUDGPI) [Details]
(2015) Intratumoural HER2/neu Heterogeneity in Invasive Breast Carcinoma: A Needle in the Haystack?
Mahon S,Vellinga A,Sheehan M (2015) MODERN PATHOLOGY Intratumoural HER2/neu Heterogeneity in Invasive Breast Carcinoma: A Needle in the Haystack? , pp.503-504 [Details]
(2015) European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Vellinga A (2015) Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in E. coli, and the detection of Clonal group 025b-ST131 causing uncomplicated UTI in the community in Ireland - The SIMPle study European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases ECCMID 2014, Barcelona, Spain, [Details]
(2015) Intratumoural HER2/neu Heterogeneity in Invasive Breast Carcinoma: A Needle in the Haystack?
Mahon S,Vellinga A,Sheehan M (2015) LABORATORY INVESTIGATION Intratumoural HER2/neu Heterogeneity in Invasive Breast Carcinoma: A Needle in the Haystack? , pp.503-504 [Details]
(2015) North American Primary Care Research Group
Vellinga A, Duane S, Callan A, Galvin S, Cormican M, Bennett K, Domegan C, Murphy AW (2015) A randomised trial to improve antimicrobial prescribing for the general practice management of uncomplicated urinary tract infection using novel e-health data collection North American Primary Care Research Group NAPCRG, New York 2014, [Details]
(2015) Improving The Identification Of Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A New Screening Tool For High Risk Populations
Ahmed, M,Vellinga, A,Sulaiman, I,Sharma, K,Garvey, JF,Gilmartin, JJ (2015) AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE Improving The Identification Of Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A New Screening Tool For High Risk Populations [Details]
(2015) International meeting on General Practice Research on Infection Netwrok( GRIN)
M Tandan, S Duane, A Vellinga (2015) Treatment of Urinary Tract Infection in general practice: a gender perspective International meeting on General Practice Research on Infection Netwrok( GRIN) [Details]
(2014) European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Vellinga A, Galvin S, Duane S, Callan A, Cormican M, Bennett K, Domegan C, Murphy AW (2014) The SIMPle study: Supporting the Improvement and Management of Prescribing for UTIs European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases ECCMID 2014, Barcelona, Spain, [Details]
(2014) A randomised trial to improve antimicrobial prescribing for the general practice management of uncomplicated urinary tract infection using novel e-health data collection
Vellinga A (2014) General Practice Respiratory Infection Network A randomised trial to improve antimicrobial prescribing for the general practice management of uncomplicated urinary tract infection using novel e-health data collection GRIN 2014, Antwerp, Belgium, [Details]
(2014) Society of Academic Primary Care
Vellinga A, Galvin S, Duane S, Callan A, Cormican M, Bennett K, Domegan C, Murphy AW. (2014) A randomised trial to improve antimicrobial prescribing for the general practice management of uncomplicated urinary tract infection using novel e-health data collection Society of Academic Primary Care SAPC 2014, Nottingham, [Details]
(2014) Academic University Departments of General Practice
Vellinga A (2014) The SIMPle study: supporting the Improvement and Management of Prescribing for UTIs Academic University Departments of General Practice [Details]
(2013) Our experience of transient elastography and Fibrotest (R) in monitoring patients taking methotrexate for psoriasis
Lynch, M,Higgins, E,McCormick, PA,Kirby, B,Lally, A,Rogers, SCF,Vellinga, A,Omar, H,Collins, P (2013) BRITISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY Our experience of transient elastography and Fibrotest (R) in monitoring patients taking methotrexate for psoriasis , pp.58-59 [Details]
(2013) OUR EXPERIENCE OF TRANSIENT ELASTOGRAPHY AND FIBROTEST (R) IN MONITORING PATIENTS TAKING METHOTREXATE FOR PSORIASIS
Lynch, M,Higgins, E,McCormick, PA,Kirby, B,Lally, A,Rogers, S,Vellinga, A,Omar, H,Collins, P (2013) GUT OUR EXPERIENCE OF TRANSIENT ELASTOGRAPHY AND FIBROTEST (R) IN MONITORING PATIENTS TAKING METHOTREXATE FOR PSORIASIS [DOI] [Details]
(2013) UK Society for Behavioural Medicine
Duane S, Callan A, Galvin S, Cormican M, Bennett K, Domegan C, Murphy AW, Vellinga A (2013) The SIMPle study: Supporting the Inprovement and Management of Prescribing for UTIs UK Society for Behavioural Medicine [Details]
(2013) European General Practice network for Infectious diseases and antibiotic use
Vellinga A, Duane S, Callan A, Galvin S, Cormican M, Bennett K, Domegan C, Murphy AW (2013) Improving antimicrobial prescribing practices for urinary tract infections in primary care in the west of Ireland - a multidisciplinary approach European General Practice network for Infectious diseases and antibiotic use [Details]
(2013) AUDGPI
Galvin S, Bergin N, Hennessey R, Hanahoe B, Vellinga A (2013) A spatial approach for the epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance in E. coli causing urinary tract infections in the community AUDGPI [Details]
(2013) European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID)
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]
(2013) Infectious Diseases Society of Ireland (IDSI) Annual Society Meeting
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]
(2013) Five Nations Health Protection Conference
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]
(2012) Influence of fetal sex on neonatal outcome in pregnancies affected by gestational diabetes mellitus
Harreiter, J,Vellinga, A,Bancher-Todesca, D,Lackinger, C,Dunne, F,Kautzky-Willer, A (2012) WIENER KLINISCHE WOCHENSCHRIFT Influence of fetal sex on neonatal outcome in pregnancies affected by gestational diabetes mellitus , pp.17-17 [Details]
(2012) ANTIBIOTIC DRUG RESEARCH Existing classes of antibiotics are probably the best we will ever have
Cormican, M,Vellinga, A (2012) BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL ANTIBIOTIC DRUG RESEARCH Existing classes of antibiotics are probably the best we will ever have [DOI] [Details]
(2012) EASD
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]
(2012) American Diabetes Association
Healy GM, Vellinga A, Dunne FP (2012) ATLANTIC DIP: Selective Vs Universal screening for GDM American Diabetes Association Philadelphia, [Details]
(2012) Society Academic Primary Care. Annual conference Glasgow
Akke Vellinga (P), S. Tansey, B. Hanahoe, K Bennett, AW Murphy, M Cormican (2012) Individual and practice factors in antimicrobial resistance and prescribing in E.coli associated urinary tract infection: a multilevel model Society Academic Primary Care. Annual conference Glasgow [Details]
(2011) UK Society for Behavioural Medicine. Stirling
Vellinga A, S. Tansey, B. Hanahoe, K Bennett, AW Murphy, M Cormican (2011) Antimicrobial management of UTI in general practice UK Society for Behavioural Medicine. Stirling [Details]
(2011) European General Practice Research Network, Krakow
Vellinga A, Cormican M, Hanahoe B, Bennett K, Murphy A (2011) Antimicrobial management of UTI in general practice European General Practice Research Network, Krakow [Details]
(2011) OPT OUT AS AN ACCEPTABLE METHOD OF OBTAINING CONSENT IN A PROSPECTIVE STUDY ON ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE AND PRESCRIBINGCATEGORY: SCIENTIFIC FREE PAPER
Vellinga, A,Murphy, AW,Hanahoe, B,Bennett, K,Cormican, M (2011) JOURNAL OF INFECTION OPT OUT AS AN ACCEPTABLE METHOD OF OBTAINING CONSENT IN A PROSPECTIVE STUDY ON ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE AND PRESCRIBINGCATEGORY: SCIENTIFIC FREE PAPER , pp.37-37 [Details]
(2011) Federation of Infection Society, Manchester
Vellinga A, Cormican M, Hanahoe B, Bennett K, Murphy A (2011) Antimicrobial management of UTI in general practice Federation of Infection Society, Manchester [Details]
(2011) General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology
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]
(2011) Federation of Infection Societies Scientific Conference (FIS)
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]
(2010) OPT OUT AS AN ACCEPTABLE METHOD OF OBTAINING CONSENT IN MEDICAL RESEARCH
Vellinga, A,Cormican, M,Hanahoe, B,Bennett, K,Murphy, AW (2010) JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH OPT OUT AS AN ACCEPTABLE METHOD OF OBTAINING CONSENT IN MEDICAL RESEARCH , pp.59-59 [DOI] [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2003) Pasgeborenen en de Invloed van Perinatale factoren op Overgevoeligheid: Rapport van de samenstelling van de onderzoekspopulatie en baseline gegevensverzameling.
Akke Vellinga (2003) Pasgeborenen en de Invloed van Perinatale factoren op Overgevoeligheid: Rapport van de samenstelling van de onderzoekspopulatie en baseline gegevensverzameling. ESOC, Antwerp, Belgium. [Details]
(2000) Report on Trends and sources of zoonotic agents in man in Belgium, Data for the year 1999. In: Report on trends and sources of zoonotic agents in animals, feeding stuffs, food, and man in the EU.
Akke Vellinga (2000) Report on Trends and sources of zoonotic agents in man in Belgium, Data for the year 1999. In: Report on trends and sources of zoonotic agents in animals, feeding stuffs, food, and man in the EU. IPH, Brussels. [Details]
(2012) European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Survey of National Reference Laboratory (NRL) capacity for six food-and waterborne diseases in EU/EEA countries.
Cormican M, Vellinga A (2012) European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Survey of National Reference Laboratory (NRL) capacity for six food-and waterborne diseases in EU/EEA countries. ECDC, Stockholm. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
Academic University Departments of General Practice,
Vellinga A, Higgins S, Murphy A The unbearable lightness of being: How to mine the unbelievable research potential of electronic records utlising the Irish Primary Care Research Network (IPCRN). [Invited Lecture], Academic University Departments of General Practice, Cork . [Details]
A study of patient and GP attitudes towards antibiotic prescribing in suspected urinary tract infections,
Vellinga A Elevator Pitch - Video Scribe. [Oral Presentation], A study of patient and GP attitudes towards antibiotic prescribing in suspected urinary tract infections, SAPC 2015, Oxford . [Details]
Society of Academic Primary Care,
Vellinga A Parallel session, Infectious Disease. [Chaired Session], Society of Academic Primary Care, SAPC 2016 . [Details]
Applying for NIHR funding,
Thompson P, Vellinga A Workshop at the Society for Academic Primary Care. [Workshop chair], Applying for NIHR funding, SAPC annual Conference 2016 . [Details]
SYMPOSIUM ON URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS (UTI) IN PRIMARY CARE,
Bjerrum L, Lindbaek M, Llor C, Bollestad M, Brusngaards P, Cordoba G, Gagyor I, Holm A, Vik I, Butler C, Vellinga A. Workshop at the World Europe Congress for Family Doctors. [Invited Lecture], SYMPOSIUM ON URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS (UTI) IN PRIMARY CARE, Copenhagen, Denmark . [Details]
(2014) Irish College of General Practitioners Research,
Duane, S., Callan, A., Galvin, S., Domegan, C., Vellinga, A. (2014) “The SIMPle study: Using Formative Research to Design Complex Interventions”,,. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Irish College of General Practitioners Research, Kilkenny, Ireland , 10-OCT-14 - 10-OCT-14. [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2009 Fellow on the Oxford International Primary Care Research Leadership Programme University of Oxford

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Siobhan Masterson Doctorate - Ph.D. Supervisor
Meera Tandan Doctorate - Structured Ph.D (Medicine) Supervisor