Contact Catherine for queries about Basic Specialist Training and Higher Specialist Training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Contact Lauren for information about Basic Specialist Training in Histopathology.
Contact Maeli for information about Basic Specialist Training in General Internal Medicine.
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
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.
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
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.
Prof Brendan Kelly Dun's Librarian and a Fellow of the College. Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin and Consultant Psychiatrist at Tallaght Hospital, Dublin. As well as his medical qualifications Prof holds a PhD in the history of medicine, and has published extensively on the history of psychiatry, including Hearing Voices: The History of Psychiatry in Ireland (Irish Academic Press, 2016), Custody, Care and Criminality: Forensic Psychiatry and Law in 19th-Century Ireland (History Press Ireland, 2014), Ada English: Patriot and Psychiatrist (Irish Academic Press, 2014) and "He Lost Himself Completely": Shell Shock and its Treatment at Dublin's Richmond War Hospital (1916-19) (Liffey Press, 2014). As Dun's Librarian Prof Kelly has oversight of the Heritage Centre and is chair of the RCPI Library and Heritage Committee.
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Contact Dale for information about our International Clinical Fellowship Programme. She is responsible for Recruitment to the International Clinical Fellowship Programme.
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.
Jack manages all matters relating to the International Clinical Fellowship Programme and the Joint Residency Training Programme.
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.
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 manages all matters relating to the International Clinical Fellowship Programme and the Joint Residency Training Programme.
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.
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Contact Deirdre for advice about Professional Competence or applying for CPD approval of an event
Contact Jennifer for advice about Professional Competence or applying for CPD approval of an event
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.
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.
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.
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 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 Jennifer Creese joined the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in February 2020 as Postdoctoral Researcher with the HDRM Project. She holds a PhD in Social Science from The University of Queensland, Australia, specialising in social anthropology and ethnography. She has previously held research positions studying migration experiences, health care resilience, and dementia family care in Australia. Jennifer is the recipient of an Australian Federal Government Australian Postgraduate Award and Research Training Program scholarship 2015-2019. Her current research interests are migrant health worker experiences, health care organizational cultures and the working lives of health workers.
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.
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 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 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
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 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 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.
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.
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 is the HR Manager in RCPI, where she is responsible for the management of the Human Resources function, delivery of the Human Resources business plan, development and implementation of a comprehensive Human Resources framework based on best practice in support of the RCPI strategic plan. Sandra has a BA in Industrial Relations & Personnel Management from the National College of Ireland, a Diploma in Professional Coaching from the Irish Coaching Institute, Dublin and a Certificate in Health and Safety from IBEC and University College, Dublin. Prior to RCPI, Sandra worked with C&F Automotive, Rehab Care, Associated Hardware Ltd, United Drug and Intel.