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Dr. Éadaoin Butler
Research Fellow, School of Nursing & Midwifery


Dr Éadaoin Butler was awarded a PhD in Health Science from the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland New Zealand in 2021. Prior to this, Éadaoin received a MSc in Health Psychology from National University of Ireland Galway and a BA (Hons) in Psychology from University College Dublin.

Éadaoin is particularly interested in the views and experiences of healthcare service users and providers. She has expertise in both quantitative and qualitative data analysis. She has researched topics including caregiver acceptance of early childhood obesity prediction, maternal views of vaginal seeding, and the experiences of people receiving abortion care in Ireland. Éadaoin joined the TCPHI team in October 2021 and is working with public health nurses in CHO 7 on a range of research projects relating to the roles of public health nurses in healthcare delivery.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

O'Connor Power, F., Beatty, S., Dunne, N.,O'Connell, L.,O'Riordan, N., Sloane, H., Prizeman, G., O'Sullivan, K., Butler, E., Howlin, C. Byrne, G. (2021)., "I'm not being serviced; I'm being cared for": A mixed methods' study of patients' and nurses' perceptions of community oncology nursing delivered by a Community Intervention Team, Eurpoean Journal of Oncology Nursing , 2022 Journal Article, 2022 URL

Butler Éadaoin M, Reynolds Abigail J, Derraik José G B, Wilson Brooke C, Cutfield Wayne S, Grigg Celia P, The views of pregnant women in New Zealand on vaginal seeding: a mixed-methods study , BMC pregnancy and childbirth , 21 , (1 ), 2021, p49 - Journal Article, 2021 DOI URL

Greene Jo, Butler Éadaoin, Conlon Catherine, Antosik-Parsons Kate, Gomperts Rebecca, Seeking online telemedicine abortion outside the jurisdiction from Ireland following implementation of telemedicine provision locally, BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health, 2021, pbmjsrh--2021--201205 Journal Article, 2021

Wilson Brooke C, Butler Éadaoin M, Grigg Celia P, Derraik José G B, Chiavaroli Valentina, Walker Nicholas, Thampi Suma, Creagh Christine, Reynolds Abigail J, Vatanen Tommi, O'Sullivan Justin M, Cutfield Wayne S, Oral administration of maternal vaginal microbes at birth to restore gut microbiome development in infants born by caesarean section: A pilot randomised placebo-controlled trial , EBioMedicine , 69 , 2021, p103443 - Journal Article, 2021 DOI URL

Aurpibul Linda, Butler Éadaoin M, Wongthanee Antika, Rerkasem Amaraporn, Pruenglampoo Sakda, Mangklabruks Ampica, Rerkasem Kittipan, Derraik José G B, Birth order is associated with an increased risk of obesity in young adults in Thailand , Journal of epidemiology and community health , 75 , (3 ), 2021, p305 - 308 Journal Article, 2021 URL DOI

Butler Éadaoin M, Fangupo Louise J, Cutfield Wayne S, Taylor Rachael W, Systematic review of randomised controlled trials to improve dietary intake for the prevention of obesity in infants aged 0-24 months , Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity , 22 , (2 ), 2021, pe13110 - Journal Article, 2021 URL DOI

Butler Éadaoin M, Pillai Avinesh, Morton Susan M B, Seers Blake M, Walker Caroline G, Ly Kien, Tautolo El-Shadan, Glover Marewa, Taylor Rachael W, Cutfield Wayne S, Derraik José G B, COPABS Collaborators, A prediction model for childhood obesity in New Zealand , Scientific reports , 11 , (1 ), 2021, p6380 - Journal Article, 2021 DOI URL

Butler Éadaoin M, Chiavaroli Valentina, Derraik José G B, Grigg Celia P, Wilson Brooke C, Walker Nicholas, O'Sullivan Justin M, Cutfield Wayne S, Maternal bacteria to correct abnormal gut microbiota in babies born by C-section , Medicine , 99 , (30 ), 2020, pe21315 - Journal Article, 2020 DOI URL

Butler Éadaoin M, Derraik José G B, Glover Marewa, Morton Susan M B, Tautolo El-Shadan, Taylor Rachael W, Cutfield Wayne S, Acceptability of early childhood obesity prediction models to New Zealand families , PloS one , 14 , (12 ), 2019, pe0225212 - Journal Article, 2019 URL DOI

Derraik José G B, Butler Éadaoin M, Rerkasem Kittipan, Publishing Without Perishing: A Guide to the Successful Reporting of Clinical Data , The international journal of lower extremity wounds , 18 , (3 ), 2019, p219 - 227 Journal Article, 2019 DOI URL

Butler Éadaoin M, Suhag Alisha, Hong Ye, Liang Li, Gong Chunxiu, Xiong Feng, Luo Feihong, Liu Geli, Chen Shaoke, Taylor Rachael W, Cutfield Wayne S, Fu JunFen, Derraik José G B, Parental Perceptions of Obesity in School Children and Subsequent Action , Childhood obesity (Print) , 15 , (7 ), 2019, p459 - 467 Journal Article, 2019 URL DOI

Butler Éadaoin M, Derraik José G B, Taylor Rachael W, Cutfield Wayne S, Prediction Models for Early Childhood Obesity: Applicability and Existing Issues , Hormone research in paediatrics , 90 , (6 ), 2018, p358 - 367 Journal Article, 2018 URL DOI

Derraik José G B, Albert Benjamin B, de Bock Martin, Butler Éadaoin M, Hofman Paul L, Cutfield Wayne S, Socioeconomic status is not associated with health-related quality of life in a group of overweight middle-aged men , PeerJ , 6 , 2018, pe5193 - Journal Article, 2018 DOI URL

Butler Éadaoin M, Derraik José G B, Taylor Rachael W, Cutfield Wayne S, Childhood obesity: how long should we wait to predict weight? , Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM , 31 , (5 ), 2018, p497 - 501 Journal Article, 2018 DOI URL


Awards and Honours

University of Auckland Dean's List 2021