Mr Leo Kearns is the Chief Executive Officer of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. He joined us as CEO in 2006, and since then has led a major programme of transformation. Under his leadership, RCPI has adopted a proactive and progressive role in the improvement of patient care in the Irish health system. Mr Kearns has played a national leadership role in the development of the National Clinical Programmes, of which there are now over 35. He has also been centrally involved in the development of Clinical Directors within the Irish health sector, and in the introduction of Professional Competence. In addition to his role of CEO of RCPI, Mr Kearns served as National Lead for Transformation and Change in the office of the Director General HSE from 2013-2015. He is also Chair of the Strategic Advisory Group for the Implementation of Hospital Groups, a member of the National Patient Safety Advisory Board, the National Clinical Effectiveness Committee, the National Committee on Quality Indicators, and the National Steering Group on Clinical Programmes.
Joanna Holly is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of RCPI and is responsible for developing its people, organisational and technical capabilities to deliver on the mission of the organisation. Joanna has overall responsibility for the digital transformation programme and business change programme for RCPI, including Human Resources, the Programme Management Office, Digital Technologies Office, Communications, Public Affairs and Advocacy, Governance, Legal and Corporate Services.
Leah has overall responsibility for the Office of Corporate Affairs, comprising the following departments: Alumni, Communications, Policy and Advocacy, College and Faculties, Traffic Medicine, Heritage Centre and the Forum of Postgraduate Medical Training Bodies.
Ann has overall responsibility for our Education, Innovation and Research function, which comprises our Education Development, Quality Improvement and Research departments and our Postgraduate Medical Education Centre.
Audrey’s role is to support RCPI’s engagement with its alumni worldwide by developing, promoting and fostering high-quality, life-long relationships between the College and its 10,000+ trainees, members, licentiates and fellows. The role encompasses marketing and communications, subscriptions and events. In addition Audrey is responsible for merchandise, RCPI Fellowship credentials and ceremonies. With the College Registrar, Audrey is responsible for delivering the St. Luke's Symposium, our annual festival of medicine, each October.
Naomi is the senior administrator for the National Clinical Programmes. Her key responsibility is the Clinical Advisory Groups for the programmes based in RCPI.
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.
For general press enquiries or if you want to speak to a trusted medical expert, contact Yvonne in our Communications Department.
Georgina is the Programme Manager for our Continuous Quality Improvement Programme, which is working to improve the quality of postgraduate medical education and training delivered by RCPI. The Keane, Imrie and McCraith reports currently form the main focus of work for this programme. Through this improvement programme, we are implementing the recommended measures in a planned, coordinated way that is aligned with our overall business strategy as a college. Georgina is responsible for project managing these initiatives, bringing them to successful implementation.
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Gabriela manages the National Quality Improvement Programme in
Conor manages the National Quality Improvement Programmes in
Philip provides project support to National Quality Improvement Programmes in
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.
Taimse is the Team Lead for training on the International Clinical Fellowship Programme and the Joint Residency Training Programme. She manages all matters related to the International Training Programmes.
Contact Laura for information about our International Clinical Fellowship Programme. She is responsible for Post Interview/Site Management. She looks after the current ICFP trainees.
Contact Stephanie for information about our International Clinical Fellowship Programme. She is responsible for Post Interview/Site Management. She looks after the current ICFP trainees.
Contact Sandra for information about the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) and the Sudan Medical Specialisation Board (SMSB) Postgraduate Training Programme
Contact Cathy for information about Higher Specialist Training in
Contact Megan for information about Basic Specialist Training in Paediatrics, Histopathology or Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Contact Theresa for information about Higher Specialist Training in
Victoria is the Quality Executive and works on many of our Quality Improvement Programmes. Contact Victoria for more information on any of our healthcare quality improvement programmes.
Contact Deirdre for advice on enrolling on a Professional Competence Scheme or applying for CPD approval of an event
Contact Jennifer for advice on enrolling on a Professional Competence Scheme or applying for CPD approval of an event
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Dr Lucia Prihodova is the Research Manager at the at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. Lucia’s research focuses on psychosocial, medical and health-care system determinants of long term health outcomes. Lucia has a PhD from the Faculty of Medicine at University of Groningen, Netherlands and is an author and co-author of 15 journal articles in the area of chronic diseases.
Dr Brian Nolan is the Research Coordinator of the Research Collaborative in Quality and Patient Safety (RCQPS). Brian has an honours degree in Science and a PhD in Neuropharmacology, both from University College Dublin with research published in a range of international journals. Within the RCPI he has worked in research administration and data analysis specifically working on Quality Improvement and Physician Wellbeing studies.