Dr Ifeoma Offiah

Dr Ifeoma Offiah

Clinical Lecturership in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)



NIHR Clinical Lecturer

Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology


MB BCH BAO, Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, 2008
MRCPI, Royal College of Physicians, 2011
MSc, University College Cork, 2013
PhD, King's College London, 2016
MRCOG, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 2017

Professional membership

Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Membership of the Royal College of Physicians Ireland. 



Research interests

I am a Registrar and clinical academic in Obstetrics and Gynaeclogy, with a special interest in Urogynaecology. My primary area of interest is in Bladder Pain Syndrome and identifying novel therapeutic targets for its management. To date the majority of my research has been in genomics and the identification of genes involved in the Bladder Pain Syndrome disease process. I have now moved from this basic science stream to the clinical setting and am exploring the psychological and central mechanisms involved in the disease process. 




1.  Offiah I, O’Donoghue K, Kenny LC. Risk Factors for Pre-term Birth in Preterm Birth. Ed Morrision, InTech 2010. ISBN 978-953-307-828-1.

2.  Offiah I & O’Reilly B. The Painful Bladder Syndrome/ Interstitial Cystitis in the female. Current Progress in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. pp: 165-80. Shveta Dhamija Khera. Tree life media.
3.  Offiah I, McMahon S & O’Reilly B. Interstitial Cystitis/ bladder pain syndrome: diagnosis and management. Int Urogynecol J. 2013 Aug: 24(8):1243-56, Epub 2013 Feb 22nd.
4.  Offiah I, McMahon SB & O’Reilly BA. The bladder urothelium and defence molecules in Bladder Pain Syndrome. Gynaecologie en Obstetrie anno. 2015 Mar: (8);pp 41-46.
5.  Offiah I, Didangelos A, Dawes J, Cartwright R, Khullar V, Bradbury EJ, O’Sullivan S, Williams D, Chessell IP, Pallas K, Graham G, O’Reilly BA, McMahon SB. The expression of Inflammatory Mediators in Bladder Pain Syndrome. European Urology. Feb 2016. doi 10.1016/j.eururo.2016.02.058.
6.  Offiah I, Didangelos A, O’Reilly BA, McMahon SB. Manipulating the extracellular matrix: an animal model of the bladder pain syndrome. PAIN. 2017 Jan;158(1):161-170.
7.  Roy H, Offiah I, Dua A. Neuromodulation for pelvic and Urogenital pain. Brain Sci. 2018 Sep 29;8(10). pii: E180. doi: 10.3390/brainsci8100180.

8.  Offiah I, Dilloughery E, McMahon SB, O'Reilly BA. Prospective comparative study on the effects of lidocaine on urodynamic and sensory parameters in Bladder Pain Syndrome. Int Urogynecol J. March 2019. doi: 10.1007/s00192-019-03892-2.

9. Offiah I, Lochhead K, Dua A. Colpocleisis. The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist. March 2019.