Our Departments

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Basic Specialist Training

Jane Fletcher

Team Lead, Basic Specialist Training

Tel: 01 8639 657

Jane is the Team Lead overseeing Basic Specialist Training.


Catherine Corcoran

Programme Coordinator, Obstetrics and Gynaecology training programmes

Contact Catherine for queries about Basic Specialist Training and Higher Specialist Training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology


Lauren Kerchner, BST

Coordinator, Histopathology Basic Specialist Training

Tel: +353 1 863 9640

Contact Lauren for information about Basic Specialist Training in Histopathology.


Maeli Santos

Coordinator, General Internal Medicine Basic Specialist Training

Tel: 353+ 1 863 9626

Contact Maeli for information about Basic Specialist Training in General Internal Medicine.


Paula Cullen

Coordinator, General Internal Medicine Basic Specialist Training

Tel: 353+ 1 863 9719

Contact Paula for information about Basic Specialist Training in General Internal Medicine


Vladislava Novicka

Medical Training Coordinator

I look after current and incoming BST and HST Paediatric trainees


Communications

Aoife Costello

Digital Communications Manager

Tel: +353 1 863 9770

Aoife manages User Experience (UX) and Digital Communications in RCPI.


Kate Healy

Corporate Communications Manager

Tel: +353 1 863 9698

Kate manages the Corporate Communications department at RCPI.


Louise Finn

Communications Executive

Tel: +353 1 863 9618 | Mobile 086 796 5186

For general press enquiries contact Louise in our Communications Department.


Rosaleen Tarleton

Coordinator, Membership Services

Tel: +353 1 863 9685

Contact Rosaleen for information about benefits for Members and Fellows.


Yvonne McCahill

Press Officer, Communications Department

Tel: +353 1 8639 627 | Mobile 086 7723056

For general press enquiries or if you want to speak to a trusted medical expert, contact Yvonne in our Communications Department.


Education Development

Tracey Ní Dhubhghlas

Education Specialist

Tel: 01 863 9696

Tracey develops the educational content of courses in RCPI.


Examinations

Sinead Freeman

Manager, Examinations

Tel: +353 1 863 9704


Louise Treacy

Team Lead, Examinations

Tel: 01 863 9614


Iain Martel

Team Lead, Examinations

Tel: 01 863 9723


Gerard Kearns

Examinations Coordinator

Tel: +353 1 863 9786

Contact Gerard for queries about the General Medicine Part II Clinical Examination in Ireland and Saudi Arabia.


Rachel Bishop

Examinations Coordinator

Tel: +353 (0)1 863 9707


Theresa Murphy

Examinations Coordinator

Tel: +353 1 863 9778


Virginia Cidfuentes

Examinations Coordinator


Faculties and Institutes

Barbara Conneely

Faculty Coordinator

Tel: +353 1 863 9728

Contact Barbara for information about advocacy, business planning, admission to membership/ fellowship, subscription fees, and board of management activities for the Faculty of Paediatrics and the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists


Fiona Collins

Coordinator, South/South West Hospital Group Office

Contact Fiona for information about RCPI training programmes, courses and educational support in the South/South West Hospital Group. You will find her in Room 2.60, School of Medicine, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, College Rd, UCC, Cork.


Grace Kelly

Hospital Inspections/Training Site Accreditation Coordinator

Tel: +353 1 863 9695

Grace is responsible for Trainer and Training Site Accreditation in RCPI.


Maria Golden

Manager, Faculty of Paediatrics, Institute of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

Tel: +353 (0)1 863 9711


Muire Graham

RCPI Coordinator for UL Hospitals Group

Tel: 061 588264

Contact Muire for information about RCPI training programmes, courses and educational support in UL Hospitals Group. You will find her in the RCPI Office, Postgraduate Training Dept, Room 2938, Ground Floor, Nurses Home, University Hospital Limerick. Muire is in the office Monday 8:30am – 1:30pm, Tuesday 8:30am – 1:30pm, Wednesday 8:30am – 1:30pm, Thursday 10am – 1:30pm


Rita Dolan

Faculty Coordinator

Tel: + 353 1 863 9738

  • For queries relating to the Faculty of Pathology email pathology@rcpi.ie
  • For queries relating to the Faculty of Occupational Medicine email FOM@rcpi.ie
  • For queries relating to Occupational Medicine examinations email the RCPI Examinations Department: examinations@rcpi.ie


Higher Specialist Training

Ciara Buckley

Senior Operations Manager, Training and Faculties Office

Tel: +353 1 863 9757

Ciara manages the Training and Faculties Office at RCPI.


Cathie Kearns

Coordinator, Internal Medicine Higher Specialist Training

Tel: + 353 1 863 9753

Contact Cathie for information about Higher Specialist Training in

  • Clinical Genetics
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Rehabilitation Medicine


Jack O'Flanagan

Team Lead, Higher Specialist Training in General Medicine

Tel: +353 (0)1 863 9715


Katerina Prazakova

Coordinator, Internal Medicine Higher Specialist Training

Tel: +353 1 863 9796

Contact Katerina for information about Higher Specialist Training in

  • Genito-Urinary Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Palliative Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Cardiology


Lauren Kerchner, HST

Coordinator, Pathology Higher Specialist Training

Tel: +353 1 863 9640

Contact Lauren for information about Higher Specialist Training in

  • Chemical Pathology
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Haematology
  • Histopathology
  • Immunology
  • Neuropathology


Sandra Keeping

Coordinator, Internal Medicine Higher Specialist Training

Tel: +353 863 9716

Contact Sandra for information about Higher Specialist Training in

  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmaceutical Medicine
  • Respiratory Medicine


International Affairs

Coordinator, International Affairs

Contact Louise for information about our International Clinical Fellowship Programme. She is responsible for Post Interview/Site Management. She looks after the current ICFP trainees.


Dale Finnerty

Coordinator, International Affairs

Tel: 353 1 8639 760

Contact Dale for information about our International Clinical Fellowship Programme. She is responsible for Recruitment to the International Clinical Fellowship Programme.


Danielle Prenderville

Coordinator, International Affairs

Tel: 353 1 8639 641

Contact Danielle for information about our International Clinical Fellowship Programme. She is responsible for Post Interview/Site Management. She looks after the current ICFP trainees.


Lauren Dolphin

Programme Coordinator, International Affairs

Tel: 353 1 8639 790

Contact Lauren for information on the Joint Residency Training Programmes. She is responsible for Recruitment to the Joint Residency Training Programmes and Post Interview/ Site Management. She looks after the current JRTP trainees.


Louise Fogarty

Coordinator, International Affairs

Contact Louise for information about our International Clinical Fellowship Programme. She is responsible for Post Interview/Site Management. She looks after the current ICFP trainees.


Taimse Tracey

Manager, International Training

Tel: +353 1 863 9764

Taimse manages all matters relating to the International Clinical Fellowship Programme and the Joint Residency Training Programme.


National Clinical Programmes

Dervela Gray

Lead Programme Manager

Tel: +353 1 863 9622

Dervela leads and manages a centralised programme management service for RCPI related specialty national clinical programmes whose objectives are to define models of care for specific clinical services.


Cliodhna O’Mahony

Programme Manager, National Clinical Programmes

Cliodhna is the Programme Manager for the National Clinical Programme for:

  • Diabetes


Gary Killeen

Programme Manager, National Clinical Programmes

Tel: +353 1 863 9620

Gary is the Programme Manager for the National Clinical Programme for:

  • Rheumatology
  • Cystic Fibrosis


Grace O'Sullivan

National Programme Manager for Rare Diseases and Endoscopy

Tel: +353 1 863 9692

Grace is the Programme Manager for the National Clinical Programme for:

  • Rare Diseases
  • Endoscopy


Helen Whitty

Programme Manager, National Clinical Programmes

Tel: +353 1 863 9625

Helen Whitty is the Programme Manager for the National Clinical Programme for:

  • Older People


Karen Gaynor

National Programme Manager for Obesity

Tel: +353 01 863 9746

Karen is the Programme Manager for the National Clinical Programme for Obesity


Melana Martel

Senior Administrator, Clinical Advisory Groups

Tel: +353 1 8639 613

Melana is the Senior Administrator in the National Clinical Programmes team with a primary responsibility for the coordination and administration of the Clinical Advisory Groups (CAGs).


Professional Competence

Thelma Russell

Manager Professional Competence

Tel: +353 1 863 9758

Thelma manages the Professional Competence Department at RCPI


Deirdre Donegan

Senior Administrator, Professional Competence

Tel: +353 1 863 9739

Contact Deirdre for advice about Professional Competence or applying for CPD approval of an event


Jennifer Noordman

Administrator, Professional Competence

Tel: +353 1 863 9739

Contact Jennifer for advice about Professional Competence or applying for CPD approval of an event


Professional Competence here to help

Tel: +353 1 863 9739

We have a highly experienced Professional Competence support team in our Dublin headquarters. They are always happy to answer your questions and advise you on how to maintain Professional Competence. If you need help with your ePortfolio, we can arrange a convenient time to work with you to ensure your records are up to date. If you need advice on how to apply for CPD approval for your event call or email with your event title and proposed date and we will talk you through what you need to do. Contact Jennifer Noordman or Deirdre Donegan in our Professional Competence Department for any queries relating to your professional competence scheme or your application for CPD approval. Log in to our support desk here


Programme Management

Yvette Fitzgerald

Business Change Manager and Data Protection Officer

Tel: 01 863 9737

If you have any questions about our privacy policy or information that we have collected about you, please contact dataprotectionofficer@rcpi.ie  Read  our privacy policy here https://www.rcpi.ie/privacy-policy/


Quality Improvement

Victoria Taylor

Manager, Quality Improvement

Tel: + 353 1 863 9780

Victoria manages the Quality Improvement department and works on many of our Quality Improvement Programmes. Contact Victoria for more information on any of our healthcare quality improvement programmes.


Claire Davenport

Programme Coordinator, Quality Improvement

Tel: 01 8639 752


Rachel MacDonell

Programme Manager, Quality Improvement

Tel: 01 8639619

Rachel manages a number of Quality Improvement projects and initiatives in RCPI. She is also the Founder and Managing Director of the Paediatric Acute Intervention Resuscitation Skills (PAIRS) Group.


Rachel Quinn

Programme Coordinator, Quality Improvement

Tel: 01 8639 694


Research

Dr Lucia Prihodova

Manager, Research Department

Tel: +353 1 863 9645

Dr Lucia Prihodova is the Research Manager at the at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. Lucia holds a PhD from the Faculty of Medicine at University of Groningen, Netherlands and her research focuses on various aspects of health systems related to work environment, workforce training and wellbeing and patient outcomes.  


Dr Niamh Humphries

Reader in Health Systems Research

Tel: +353 1 8639 693

Dr Niamh Humphries is a Reader in Health Systems Research who joined the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in April 2016. She holds a PhD in Sociology and has worked in health workforce research since 2006.  In 2017 she was awarded a prestigious HRB Emerging Investigator Award for a 4 year research project focussed on hospital doctor retention and motivation, which will involve fieldwork in Ireland and Australia. Her current research interests are health worker migration, health worker retention and the working lives of health workers.


Dr John-Paul Byrne

Postdoctoral Researcher

Tel: +353 1 8639 693

Dr John-Paul Byrne joined the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in February 2019 as Postdoctoral Researcher with the HDRM Project. He holds a PhD in Sociology from Maynooth University and has previously held research positions on projects studying working conditions in Ireland and Denmark, and the experience of patient-centred care in Ireland. John-Paul is a recipient of the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship from the Irish Research Council (2012). His current research interests are psychosocial work conditions, working lives, and the social structures of work in healthcare.


Dr Orla Woods

Postdoctoral Researcher

Tel: 01 8639 608

Orla  joined the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in November 2018 as Postdoctoral Researcher on the National COPD Quality Improvement  Collaborative project. The National COPD Quality Improvement (QI) project uses QI methodology to assist 18 consultant-led teams in 19 hospitals across the country to improve and standardise care for patients presenting with an acute exacerbation of COPD. The Collaborative, which is running from September 2018 to December 2019 is being run by RCPI in conjunction with the Clinical Strategy and Programmes Division of the HSE and the National Clinical Programme for COPD within the HSE. Orla is also working on the Doctors Training Outcomes Research Study (DocTORS) within RCPI. This project evaluates the trainee journey through RCPI BST and HST. Prior to joining RCPI, Orla worked in the pharmaceutical industry in the areas of pharmacovigilance, regulatory affairs and developing training content (clinical trials). Orla was awarded IRCSET Funding for her PhD (Pharmaceutical Affairs). She completed her PhD and BA (Mod. Neuroscience) in Trinity College Dublin.


Dr Stephanie Whelan

RCQPS Research Coordinator

Tel: 01 8639 610

Dr Stephanie Whelan joined the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in January 2019 as coordinator of the Research Collaborative in Quality and Patient Safety (RCQPS) funding scheme,  a unique collaboration between the Health Research Board, the National Quality Improvement Team of the Health Service Executive and RCPI. A secondary role of Stephanie's within RCPI involves the coordination and administration of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland's Research Ethics Committee, having completed training in GDPR and HRR 2018. Stephanie holds a BSc in Biomedical Science and PhD in Translational Medicine from University College Dublin where her research focused on improving the lives of patients with pulmonary hypertension associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease through the investigation of potential new therapeutic targets. Her current research interests include patient safety and quality improvement.


Holly Hanlon

Researcher

Tel: +353 1 8639 785

Holly Hanlon is a researcher at RCPI working on the Professional Competence Study, and is involved in analysing PCS data, as well as reporting and disseminating the results of the project. Holly returned to RCPI in 2017, after previously working as a research intern from 2015-2016. She is currently undertaking a PhD in Psychology at Trinity College Dublin, where she earned her BA in Psychology in 2015


Senior Management

Dr Terry McWade

Chief Executive Officer

Tel: +353 (0)1 863 9700

Dr Terry McWade is CEO of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. Dr McWade, who qualified as a medical doctor at Trinity College Dublin, has led a number of technology and medical education innovations including the world’s first online surgical training programme - a collaborative venture between the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Harvard Medical School and Intuition. He has previously worked in the pharmaceutical industry at Servier Laboratories, as Managing Director of Servier Denmark, and at its Paris headquarters. He led the healthcare consulting practice of the Boston Consulting Group in London and is former CEO of Exceptis Technologies, where he led the sale of this business to Trintech Group in 2000. Prior to establishing Valitacell, Terry was Deputy CEO of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (2004-2013). He is the former Chairman of the European Vaccine Initiative, Deputy Chairman of the Dublin Dental Hospital and serves on a number of committees of the Irish Medical Council. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and has a MSc in Healthcare Ethics and Law.


Sheila Gallagher

Chief Financial Officer

Sheila Gallagher is the Chief Financial Officer of RCPI. She joined the College in January 2019 and is responsible for the strategic financial management and growth of RCPI. Sheila graduated from DCU with a degree in business in 1998 and trained as a Chartered Accountant with British Land Investments. She spent a number of years as Finance Director in RTE before taking up the position as CFO in RCPI.


Dr Ann O'Shaughnessy

Head of Professional Affairs

Tel: + 353 1 8639 725

Ann O'Shaughnessy is the Head of Professional Affairs in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. The Professional Affairs function has responsibility for the development and delivery of all educational activities relating to the remit of our professional bodies. Ann joined RCPI in September 2007 and established, and currently manages, a team of educationalists and researchers on the development of high quality medical education programmes for doctors at all levels. With her team, she has built an educational prospectus with a wide range of bespoke programmes aligned both to international and national best-practices, paying particular attention to the practicality and fit with the Irish health provision context. Ann graduated from the Institute of Technology and Trinity College Dublin and initially worked as a researcher in vascular medicine both in Dublin and in New York, USA. On returning to Ireland in 1993, she worked in Connolly Hospital, Dublin where she established and managed the vascular diagnostic unit. She lectured part-time and helped develop and implement a Clinical Measurement degree programme in the Dublin Institute of Technology. Ann was a co-founder of the Institute of Clinical Measurement Science and has served on the Committee of the Society for Vascular Technology of Great Britain and Ireland as Secretary and President.


John Magner

Head of International Affairs

Tel: +353 1 863 9700

John Magner has overall responsibility for our international medical graduate training programmes.


Leah O'Toole

Head of Postgraduate Training and Education

Tel: +353 1 863 9700

Leah has overall responsibility for Postgraduate Training and Education in RCPI, including our Training, Faculties and Examinations departments.


Michael Hughes

Manager, Digital Technologies Office

Michael joined RCPI in 2017 to oversee IT operations and infrastructure, project delivery and support, as well as telecommunications for the College. He is tasked with taking the RCPI’s technology and information systems to the next level through the digital strategy programme.


Sandra Nicholson

Human Resources Manager

Tel: +353 1 8639769


Siobhán Creaton

Head of Public Affairs and Advocacy

Tel: 01 863 9797


Stephen Brennan

Manager, Programme Management Office


Traffic Medicine

Dr Margaret Ryan

Programme Manager, National Office for Traffic Medicine

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

Tel: +353 1 863 9788