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Basic Specialist Training

Alex Nolan

Programme Coordinator, Institute of Medicine

Tel: +353 1 863 9653

Contact Alex for information about Higher Specialist Training in

  • Genito-Urinary Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Cardiology
Contact Alex for information about Basic Specialist Training in
  • General Internal Medicine (Galway Hub)
  • General Internal Medicine (Mayo/Sligo Hub)


Catherine Corcoran

Programme Coordinator

Tel: +3531 6698 830

Contact Catherine for information about Higher Specialist Training and Basic 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.


Louise Guyett

Programme Coordinator, Institute of Medicine

Tel: +353 1 863 9713

Contact Louise for information about Higher Specialist Training in

  • Respiratory Medicine
  Contact Louise for information about Basic Specialist Training in
  • General Internal Medicine (Mid-West Hub)


Sean O'Donnell

Programme Coordinator, Institute of Medicine

Contact Sean for information about Higher Specialist Training in

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Pharmacology
Contact Sean for information about Basic Specialist Training in
  • General Internal Medicine (St James's/TUH Hub)
  • General Internal Medicine (St Vincent's Hub)


Communications

Kate Healy

Membership and Marketing Manager

Tel: + 353 85 8722 109

Kate manages the Corporate Communications department at RCPI.


Mairéad Heffron

Policy Specialist

Tel: +353 (0)86 8148027

Contact Mairéad for queries relating to our policy groups or if you have an idea for a policy paper.


Marissa Moloney

Digital Content Manager


Media Queries


Education

Aisling Smith

Education Department Manager

Tel: +353 1 863 9629

The Education team works on the development of training programmes, training improvement projects and provide expert support on the development of education initiatives including certifications and diplomas as well as national training programmes.


Alexandra St John

Education Development Manager

Tel: +353 1 863 9709

The Education Development Manager and team works in collaboration with RCPI education stakeholders to provide a full range of educational expertise, support and services in the provision of high-quality educational interventions.


Daniel Coughlan

Project Manager


Edel Hynes

Learning Technologist

Tel: +353 1 863 9755


Fiona McKenna

Programme Manager

Tel: +353 1 863 9779


Jacqueline Mulhall

Education Specialist

Tel: +353 1 669 8898


Keith Farrington

Education Specialist

Tel: +353 1 863 9765


Mairead Graham

Education Specialist

Tel: +353 1 863 9749


Mariangela Esposito

Education Specialist

Tel: +353 1 863 9794


Ronan Monahan

eLearning Designer


Sean Goucher

Learning Technologist

Tel: +353 1 863 9784


Tracey Douglas

Education Specialist

Tel: +353 1 863 9696


Education Delivery

Ciara McGurry

Education Delivery Manager

Tel: +353 1 863 9789

Ciara is responsible for management, delivery and strategic review of RCPI educational programmes and associated budgets.


Claire Davenport

Programme Coordinator

Tel: +353 1 863 9754

Contact Claire for information on BST and HST simulation courses.


Jack O’Shea

Programme Coordinator

Tel: +353 1 863 9796

Contact Jack for information regarding the Continuous Professional Development Support Scheme.


Lorraine Healy

Team Lead

Tel: +353 1 863 9777

Contact Lorraine for information on Certificates, Diplomas and other CPD courses.


Lyndsey Campbell

Programme Coordinator

Tel: +353 1 863 9617

Contact Lyndsey for information regarding quality improvement educational programmes.


Niamh Goucher

Programme Coordinator

Tel: + 353 1 863 9754

Contact Niamh for information regarding mandatory courses for BST training programme


Paula Cullen

Programme Coordinator

Tel: +353 1 863 9719

Contact Paula for information regarding mandatory courses for HST training programmes


Examinations

Sinead Freeman

Manager, Examinations

Tel: +353 1 863 9700


Louise Treacy

Team Lead, Examinations

Tel: 01 863 9700


Iain Martel

Team Lead, Examinations

Tel: 01 863 9700


Gerard Kearns

Examinations Coordinator

Tel: +353 1 863 9700


Marianna Kyjovská

Coordinator, Examinations

Tel: +353 (0)1 8639700


Rachel Bishop

Examinations Coordinator

Tel: +353 (0)1 863 9700


Virginia Cidfuentes

Examinations Coordinator

Tel: +353 (0)1 8639 700


Faculties and Institutes

Barbara Conneely

Faculties Team Lead, Training & Faculties Office

Tel: +353 (0)1 8639 728

Contact Barbara for information about Faculty of Paediatrics board of management activities such as advocacy, governance, representation, annual reporting, AGMs and admission to Membership/ Fellowship of the Faculty.


Darragh Whelan

Faculty and Institute Coordinator

Tel: +353 (0)1 4853 461

Contact Darragh for information regarding Faculty of Pathology and Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists board of management activities such as advocacy, governance, representation, annual reporting, AGMs and admission to Membership/ Fellowship of FPath and IOG.


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.


Maria Golden

Manager, Faculty of Paediatrics, Institute of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

Tel: +353 (0)1 8639 711


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


Health and Wellbeing

Hadas Levy

Manager, Health and Wellbeing Department

Tel: 01 863 9705

Hadas Levy B.A. Psychology, M.Sc. Counselling Psychology manages the RCPI Health and Wellbeing Office.


Heritage Centre

Harriet Wheelock

Keeper of Collections

Tel: +353 1 669 8817

Harriet is Keeper of Collection and manages the RCPI Heritage Centre. Contact Harriet with any questions about the Heritage Centre, its collection and to make an appointment to visit.


Higher Specialist Training

Cathie Kearns

Programme Coordinator, Institute of Medicine

Tel: + 353 1 863 9753

Contact Cathie for information about Higher Specialist Training in

  • Endocrinology & DM
  • Gastroenterology
  • Clinical Genetics
  Contact Cathie for information about Basic Specialist Training in
  • General Internal Medicine (Mater Hub)


Lauren Kerchner, HST

Programme Coordinator, Pathology Basic & Higher Specialist Training

Tel: +353 1 863 9640

Contact Lauren for information about Higher Specialist Training in

  • Chemical Pathology
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Haematology
  • Histopathology
  • Immunology
Contact Lauren for information about Basic Specialist Training in
  • Histopathology


Melana Martel

Medical Training Coordinator

Tel: +353 1 8639 613

Melana is the Medical Training Coordinator in the Faculty of Paediatrics.


International Affairs

Dale Finnerty

Team Lead, Training and Faculties Office

Tel: 353 1 8639 760

Dale is responsible for managing the International Clinical Fellowship Programme and International Residency Training Programme.


Diana Santos

Development Executive

Diana manages the recruitment and selection process for the International Training Programmes and plays a key role in their development.


Jack O'Flanagan

Manager, IMG Training Programmes

Tel: +353 (0)1 863 9715

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


Katerina Prazakova

Programme Coordinator, International Affairs

Tel: +353 1 863 9796

Contact Katerina for information about Clinical Fellowship training in

  • Cardiology
  • Paediatrics
  • Pathology


Louise Fogarty

Coordinator, International Affairs

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


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.


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


Professional Competence

Thelma Russell

Manager Professional Competence

Tel: +353 1 863 9758

Thelma manages the Professional Competence Department at RCPI


CPD Approval

Tel: +353 1 863 9700 and press 2

We are always happy to answer your questions and advise you on how prepare your application for CPD approval. Please note, at present, the fastest way to contact us is by logging into our support desk here

  • If you need advice for CPD approval for your activity, call or email with your activity title and proposed date and we will talk you through what you need to do
  • If you need to follow up with additional information or questions about an existing application, simply reply through the email ticket we sent to you
  • Alternatively, you might like to look through our CPD Approval FAQs
 


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 8639739

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. As the team are presently working at home, the fastest way to contact this department is by logging in to our support desk here

  • 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 submit your event title and proposed date and we will talk you through what you need to do.
  • Contact our team for for any queries relating to your professional competence scheme or your application for CPD approval.
  • Request a callback by emailing professionalcompetence@rcpi.ie with the best time and number to call you
  • 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 Educational Programmes

Victoria Taylor

Manager

Tel: + 353 1 863 9780

Victoria manages all quality improvement educational programmes. Contact Victoria for more information on any of our healthcare quality improvement programmes


Rachel MacDonell

Programme Manager

Tel: +353 1 863 9619

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.


Research

Dr Orla Woods

Postdoctoral Researcher

Tel: +353 1 863 9608

Orla joined the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in November 2018 as a Postdoctoral Researcher.  Orla previously worked in the pharmaceutical industry in the areas of pharmacovigilance, regulatory affairs and developing training content (clinical trials).  She completed her PhD and BA (Mod. Neuroscience) in Trinity College Dublin


Janet O’Farrell

Research Department Manager

Tel: +353 1 863 9663

Janet joined the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in November 2021 as Research Department Manager.  Janet previously worked in the Medical Council, where she managed the research function, conducting research that focused on medical professional regulatory affairs, including patient safety, medical education training quality and workforce intelligence. She completed her MSc in Trinity College Dublin.


Nyasha Makawa

Research Coordinator

Tel: +353 1 863 9783

Nyasha joined the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in April 2021 as Research Coordinator for Research Collaborative in Quality and Patient Safety (RCQPS), a collaborative initiative between the Health Research Board, the Health Service Executive National Quality Improvement Team and the Royal College of Physician of Ireland. Contact Nyasha for information regarding queries on any items relating to the RCQPS initiative.


Senior Management

Dr Terry McWade

Chief Executive Officer

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.


Colm Small

Interim Head of Training and Education

Tel: 353 1 8639 611

Colm has overall responsibility for our Training and Education departments. He joined the College in November 2019. Colm graduated from UCD with a B. Comm in 1992 and in 1993 with a Masters in Business from the UCD Smurfit School of Business. He spent a number of years in UCD in various senior managerial roles before joining the RCPI. The most recent of these being Head of UCD Smurfit’s student recruitment and admissions.


Dr Ann O'Shaughnessy

Head of Education

Tel: +353 1 863 9725

Dr Ann O’Shaughnessy is Head of Education at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and is responsible for research and the development and delivery of continuing education programmes for doctors and other health professionals.


John Magner

Head of International Affairs

Tel: +353 1 863 9700

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


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.


Siobhán Creaton

Head of Public Affairs and Advocacy

Tel: 01 863 9797


Stephen Brennan

Manager, Programme Management Office


Training & Faculties Office

Faculties

Tel: +353 (0)1 8639 700

Contact us for information about advocacy, governance, representation, annual reporting, AGMs and admission to Membership/ Fellowship.


Training

Tel: +353 (0)1 8639 700

Contact us for information about our postgraduate medical specialist training programmes.