Research and Publications

Advancing the Science of Traffic Medicine

We are involved in a number of research initiatives in the area of Traffic Medicine and regularly publish reports and resources relating to this rapidly evolving specialty.

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Published Journal Articles

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Driving as a Travel Option for Older Adults: Findings from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging

Gormley, M., & O’Neill, D. (2019). Frontiers in Psychology, 10(1329). doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01329

An international approach to enhancing a national guideline on driving and dementia

Rappoport, M., Chee, J., Carr, D., Molnar, F., Naglie, G., Dow, J., . . . O'Neill, D. (2018). Current Psychiatry Reports, 20(16). doi:

A systematic review of evidence for fitness-to-drive among people with the mental health conditions of schizophrenia, stress/anxiety disorder, depression, personality disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder

Unsworth, C. A., Baker, A., Man, H. S., Harries, P., & O'Neill, D. (2017). BMC Psychiatry, In Press.

Awareness of medical fitness to drive guidelines among occupational physicians and psychiatrists

Ryan, M., Mc Fadden, R., Gilvarry, E., Loane, R., Whelan, D., & O'Neill, D. (2017). Ir Med J, 110(10), p 653

Update on the risk of motor vehicle collision or driving impairment with dementia: A collaborative international systematic review and meta-analysis

Chee, J., Rapoort, M., Molnar, F., Herrmann, N., O'Neill, D., Marlotti, R., . . . DB, C. (2017).  American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2017.05.007

Dementia and Driving: An international approach to knowledge synthesis. Paper presented at the TRB 96th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Chee, J., Herrmann, N., Vrkljan, B., Hawley, C. A., Gillespie, I. A., Koppel, S., . . . M, R. (2017). 

The older motorcyclist

Fitzpatrick, D., & O’Neill, D. (2017).  European Geriatric Medicine, 8(1), 10-15. doi:

Factors Influencing the Clinical Stratification of Suitability to Drive after Stroke: A Qualitative Study

Stapleton, T., Connolly, D., & O'Neill, D. (2015).  Occup Ther Health Care, 29(3), 253-271. doi:10.3109/07380577.2015.1036192

Transport, driving and ageing

O'Neill, D. (2015). Reviews in Clinical Gerontology, 25(2), 147-158. doi:10.1017/S095925981500009X

Impact of new guidelines and educational program on awareness of medical fitness to drive among general practitioners in Ireland

Kahvedžić, A., McFadden, R., Cummins, G., Carr, D., & O'Neill, D. (2015). Traffic Inj Prev, 16(6), 593 - 598. doi: 10.1080/15389588.2014.979408

Mobility and safety issues in drivers with dementia

Carr, D. B., & O'Neill, D. (2015). Int Psychogeriatr, 27(10), 1613-1622. doi:10.1017/s104161021500085x

Driving assessment for maintaining mobility and safety in drivers with dementia

Martin, A. J., Marottoli, R., & O'Neill, D. (2013). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (8). Retrieved from doi:10.1002/14651858.CD006222.pub4

Exploring the relationship between self-awareness of driving efficacy and that of a proxy when determining fitness to drive after stroke

Stapleton, T., Connolly, D., & O'Neill, D. (2012).  Aust Occup Ther J, 59(1), 63-70. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1630.2011.00980.x

More mad and more wise

O'Neill, D. (2012). Accid Anal Prev, 49, 263-265. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2012.01.010

Factors affecting return to driving post-stroke

Tan, K. M., O'Driscoll, A., & O'Neill, D. (2011).  Ir J Med Sci, 180(1), 41-45. doi:10.1007/s11845-010-0528-9

Reports, Discussions and Educational Resources

View reports, blog posts and educational resources published by our office to date.

Driver Information Leaflets

Sláinte agus Tiomáint Medical Fitness to Drive Guidelines

Curricula for National Office for Traffic Medicine Certificate Courses

Reports and Discussion Documents

Traffic Medicine Ezines

On Road Driving Assessment (ORDA) Information Ezine. 2016

Tips for Completing Medical Reports

Contact Us

Dr Margaret Ryan

Programme Manager, National Office for Traffic Medicine

Address: RCPI, Setanta House, Setanta Place, Dublin 2

Tel: +353 1 863 9788