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

Tel: +3531 6698 830

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.


Communications

Aoife Costello

Digital Communications Manager

Tel: +353 87 902 9294

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


Kate Healy

Corporate Communications Manager

Tel: + 353 85 8722 109

Kate manages the Corporate Communications department at RCPI.


Louise Finn

Communications Executive

Tel: +353 86 796 5186

For general press enquiries contact Louise in our Communications Department.


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.


Rosaleen Tarleton

Coordinator, Membership Services

Tel: +353 1 863 9685

Contact Rosaleen for information about benefits for Members and Fellows.


Education Development

Alexandra St John

Education Development Manager

Tel: +353 1 863 9709


Edel Hynes

Learning Technologist

Tel: +3531 863 9755


Mairead Graham

Education Specialist

Tel: +353 1 863 9749


Sean Goucher

Learning Technologist

Tel: +353 1 863 9784


Tracey Douglas

Education Specialist

Tel: +353 1 863 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.


Marianna Kyjovská

Coordinator, Examinations

Tel: +353 (0)1 8639762

Contact Marianna for queries related to Public Health exams and our MRCPI General Medicine Part II Written exam.


Rachel Bishop

Examinations Coordinator

Tel: +353 (0)1 863 9707


Theresa Murphy

Examinations Coordinator

Tel: +353 1 863 9778


Virginia Cidfuentes

Examinations Coordinator

Tel: +353 (0)1 8639 606


Faculties and Institutes

Barbara Conneely

Faculties Team Lead

Tel: +353 1 863 9728

Barbara leads a team to support our Faculties and Institutes in advocacy, business planning and corporate governance activities.


Darragh Whelan

Faculty Coordinator

Address: RCPI, 19 Frederick St South

Tel: +353 (0)1 4853 461

Darragh supports the Chair and Executive Council of 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.


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


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

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


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


Melana Martel

Medical Training Coordinator

Tel: +353 1 8639 613

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


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

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, Post Interview and Site Management for Medicine, Pathology, Public Health and Occupational Medicine. She looks after the current ICFP trainees.


Danielle Prenderville

Team Lead, International Affairs

Tel: 353 1 8639 641

Contact Danielle for information about our International Clinical Fellowship Programme. She is responsible for Recruitment, Post Interview and Site Management for Paediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynaecology. She looks after the current ICFP trainees.


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.


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


Postgraduate Medical Education Centre

Ciara McGurry

Manager, Postgraduate Medical Education Centre

Tel: +353 1 863 9789

Ciara is the manager of our Postgraduate Medical Education Centre. She is responsible for management and delivery of RCPI educational programmes, and conferences. Contact Ciara for information regarding queries on any items relating to educational programmes, and conferences.


Claire Davenport

Programme Coordinator, Postgraduate Medical Education Centre

Tel: +353 1 863 9752


Kerry McArdle

Events Coordinator, Postgraduate Medical Education Centre

Tel: + 353 863 9767

Contact Kerry for information regarding Faculty Events and Conferences.


Lyndsey Campbell

Quality Improvement, Postgraduate Medical Education Centre

Tel: +353 1 863 9617

Lyndsey looks after quality improvement.


Niamh Goucher

Programme Coordinator, Postgraduate Medical Education Centre

Tel: + 353 1 863 9754

Contact Niamh for information regarding mandatory courses for BST training programmes.


Paula Cullen

Programme Coordinator, Postgraduate Medical Education Centre

Tel: +353 1 863 9719

Contact Paula for information regarding mandatory courses for HST training programmes.


Rebecca McEntee

Team Lead, Diploma and CPD educational programmes, Post Graduate Medical Education Centre

Tel: +353 1 863 9777


Rebecca Murphy

Programme Coordinator, Postgraduate Medical Education Centre

Tel: +353 1 863 9774

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


Shane Walshe

Team Lead, Conferences and Mandatory Courses

Tel: +35318639794

Contact Shane for queries relating to the Institute and Faculty events.


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


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.


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 Jennifer Creese

Postdoctoral Researcher

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

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.


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 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.


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

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.


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


Lily Roche

Programme Coordinator, National Office for Traffic Medicine

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

Tel: 01 8639630