Our Departments

Traffic Medicine.

Leo Kearns

Chief Executive Officer

Tel: + 353 1 863 9787

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

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Tel: +353 1 863 9700

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 O'Toole

Head of Corporate Affairs

Tel: +353 1 863 9700

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.

Catherine O'Reilly

Head of Finance, Facilities and ICT

Tel: +353 1 863 9700

Catherine has overall responsibility for our Finance, Facilities and ICT departments.

Dr Ann O'Shaughnessy

Head of Education, Innovation and Research

Tel: + 353 1 8639 725

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.

John Magner

Head of International Affairs

Tel: +353 1 863 9700

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

Martin McCormack

Head of Operations

Tel: +353 1 863 9700

Martin has overall responsibility for Operations at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, which comprises our Examinations department, Medical Training Programmes and Professional Competence Schemes.

Audrey Healy

Alumni Relations Manager

Tel: +353 1 863 9729

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 and fellows. The role encompasses subscriptions, marketing and communications, events and the roll out of benefits and services. In addition Audrey is responsible for merchandise, credentials, RCPI Fellowship ceremonies and international chapters.

Gary Killeen

Programme Manager, National Clinical Programmes

Tel: +353 1 863 9620

Gary is the National Programme Manager for:

  • Rheumatology
  • Cystic Fibrosis

Naomi Oldenburg

Senior Administrator, Clinical Advisory Groups

Tel: 01 863 9782

Naomi is the senior administrator for the National Clinical Programmes. Her key responsibility is the Clinical Advisory Groups for the programmes based in RCPI.

Niamh Smyth

Programme Manager, National Clinical Programmes

Tel: +353 1 863 9779

Niamh is the National Programme Manager for:

  • Diabetes

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.

Helen Whitty

Programme Manager, National Clinical Programmes

Tel: +353 1 863 9625

Helen Whitty is the National Programme Manager for:

  • Older People

Linda Kearns

Programme Manager, National Clinical Programmes

Tel: +353 1 863 9618

Linda is the National Programme Manager for:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Martin McNicholl

Programme Manager, National Clinical Programmes

Tel: +353 1 863 9623

Martin is the National Programme Manager for:

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Kellie Myers

Programme Manager, National Clinical Programmes

Tel: +353 1 863 9607

Kellie is the National Programme Manager for:

  • Pathology
  • Palliative Care
  • Dermatology

Emma Cuddihy

Manager, College & Faculties

Tel: 01 863 9730

Grace Kelly

Faculty Coordinator, Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Faculty of Paediatrics

Rowena Reid

Event Coordinator

Tel: +353 1 863 675

Contact Rowena for queries relating to the Faculty and Institute events

Shane Walshe

Coordinator, Faculty of Occupational Medicine

Tel: +35318639794

Contact Shane for queries relating to the Faculty of Occupational Medicine.

Kate Healy

Communications Manager

Tel: +353 1 863 9698

Kate manages the Communications department at RCPI.

Aoife Ni Mhaitiu

Communications Executive

Tel: +353 1 863 9770

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.

Aileen Barrett

Education Specialist

Tel: 01 863 9796

Aisling Smith

Education Specialist

Tel: 01 863 9629

Alexandra Kenny

Programme Manager

Georgina Farr

Programme Manager, Continuous Quality Improvement Programme

Tel: 01 863 9775

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.

Hadas Levy

Manager, Education Development Department

Tel: 01 863 9705

Joan Phelan

Education Specialist

Tel: 01 863 9796

Specialty Quality Improvement

Stephen Boyle

Programme Manager, Speciality Quality Improvement Programmes

Tel: 01 863 9727

Stephen manages the National Quality Improvement Programmes in

  • Radiology

Philip Ryan

Technical Administrator, Specialty Quality Improvement Programmes

Tel: 01 863 9745

Philip provides project support to National Quality Improvement Programmes in

  • Histopathology
  • Radiology
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Sarah Treleaven

Project Executive, Specialty Quality Improvement Programmes

Tel: +353 1 863 9619

Sarah provides project support to National Quality Improvement Programmes in

  • Histopathology
  • Radiology
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Sinead Freeman

Manager, Examinations

Tel: +353 1 863 9704

Alan O'Mahony

Programme Lead for Computer Based Testing

Tel: +353 (0)1 863 9708

Regina Gorman

Senior Administrator, Examinations

Tel: +353 (0)1 863 9706

Contact Regina for information about our MRCPI conferring ceremonies.

Louise Treacy

Examinations Coordinator

Tel: 01 863 9614

Rachel Breen

Senior Administrator

Tel: 01 8639 707

Iain Martel

Senior Administrator

Tel: 01 863 9723

Regina Gorman

Senior Administrator, Examinations

Tel: +353 (0)1 863 9706

Contact Regina for information about our MRCPI conferring ceremonies.

Rachel Bishop

Senior Administrator, Examinations

Tel: +353 (0)1 863 9

Sarah Heneghan

Executive Assistant

Tel: 01 863 9787

Andy Holly

Facilities Management Administrator

Tel: 01 669 8842

Karl Morris

Facilities Management Assistant

Tel: 01 863 9699

Linda Stubbs

Receptionist

Tel: 01 863 9700

Magdalena Crawte

Conference & Banqueting Assistant

Tel: 01 669 8800

Peter Flood

Facilities Management Assistant

Tel: 01 669 8810

John Smyth

Finance Manager

David Harrington

Accounts Receivable Administrator

Tel: 01 863 9734

Nicola Nolan

Accounts Assistant

Tel: 01 863 9740

Katharine Kinsella

Financial Accountant

Tel: 01 863 9741

Shane O'Keeffe

Accountant

Tel: 01 863 767

Cathleen Mulholland

Forum Manager

Sinead McCallion

Forum Executive

Tel: 01 8639786

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.

Sandra Nicholson

Human Resources Manager

Tel: +353 1 8639769

Maire McEvoy

HR Generalist

Adrian Rath

ICT Manager

Tel: +353 1 8639752

Edel Hynes

Multimedia Services Executive

Tel: +353 (0)1 863 9755

Edel looks after our webcast centres and multimedia services.

Ciara Buckley

Manager, International Affairs

Tel: +353 1 863 9757

Ciara manages the International Affairs Department at RCPI.

Taimse Tracey

Team Leader, International Affairs

Tel: +353 1 863 9764

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, post-recruitment.

Gabriela Tomkiel

Programme Coordinator, International Training

Tel: +353 (0)1 863 9786

Contact Gabriela for information about our International Clinical Fellowship Programme. She is responsible for the Recruitment & Selection Process for ICFP. She looks after the new candidates interested in ICFP.

Stephanie Neylon

Programme Coordinator, International Training

Tel: +353 (0)1 863 9760

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.

Laura Kenna

Programme Coordinator, International Training

Tel: +353 (1) 863 9783

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.

Sean McGettigan

General Manager

Tel: 01 669 8808

Sean is the General Manager of our conference and events centre at No.6 Kildare Street.

Maureen Shortall

Events Coordinator

Tel: 01 669 8826

Lynn Coady

Events Coordinator

Tel: 01 669 8807

Sandra Bradley

Coordinator, Medical Training

Tel: +353 1 863 9643

Contact Sandra for information about the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) Postgraduate Training Programme

Jessica Dowling

Team Leader, Basic Specialist Training

Tel: 01 863 9710

Jessica is the team leader for the Basic Specialist Training department in RCPI.

Deirdre Murray

Senior Administrator

Tel: 01 863 9761

Emma Coonan

Senior Administrator, Medical Training

Tel: +353 (0)1 863 9711

Contact Emma for information and advice on becoming an RCPI Trainer.

Jennifer Shiels

Accreditation Coordinator

Tel: +353 1 863 9717

Contact Jennifer for queries relating to Post CSCST Fellowship Training

Cathy Flinter

Coordinator, Higher Specialist Training

Tel: +353 1 863 9714

Contact Cathy for information about Higher Specialist Training in

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmaceutical Medicine
  • Public Health Medicine
  • Respiratory Medicine

Dean Lennon

Coordinator, Higher Specialist Training

Tel: +353 1 863 9713

Contact Dean for information about Higher Specialist Training in

  • Chemical Pathology
  • Haematology
  • Histopathology
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Gastroenterology

Orla Mulligan

Coordinator, Basic Specialist Training

Tel: 01 863 9719

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

Megan Muehlenbruch

Coordinator, Basic Specialist Training

Tel: +353 (0)1 863 9640

Contact Megan for information about Basic Specialist Training in Paediatrics, Histopathology or Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Theresa Murphy

Coordinator, Higher Specialist Training

Tel: +353 1 863 9778

Contact Theresa for information about Higher Specialist Training in

  • Endocrinology & Diabetus Mellitus
  • Genito-Urinary Medicine
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Palliative Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Orla Mullally

Manager, Healthcare Quality Improvement

Tel: +353 1 863 9749

Orla manages the National Quality Improvement Programme and the RCPI Quality Improvement Department.

Victoria Taylor

Executive, Healthcare Quality Improvement

Tel: + 353 1 863 9780

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.

Helen McVeigh

Manager, Postgraduate Medical Education Centre

Tel: 01 863 9718

Claire Davenport

Programme Co-ordinator

Tel: 01 863 9754

Sean Goucher

Programme Co-ordinator

Tel: 01 863 9784

Jenni O'Rourke

Programme Co-ordinator

Tel: 01 863 9774

Lisa Behan

Senior Administrator

Tel: 01 863 9756

Hazel Ryan

Programme Co-ordinator

Valerie Cahill

Programme Co-ordinator

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 on enrolling on a Professional Competence Scheme or applying for CPD approval of an event

Jennifer Noordman

Administrator, Professional Competence

Tel: +353 1 863 9739

Contact Jennifer for advice on enrolling on a Professional Competence Scheme or applying for CPD approval of an event

Siobhan Kearns

Senior Administrator

Tel: 01 863 9720

 

Programme Management Office

Mimi Copty

Programme Manager

Michael Chittenden

Dr Aoife Laughlin

Project Executive

Yvette Fitzgerald

Quality Executive

Tel: 01 863 9768

RCPI Helpdesk

Tel: +353 1 8639721

Contact our Helpdesk for assistance with using our online products and services. Open Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm. In Ireland? Call us free of charge on 1800 303 574 (Republic of Ireland only).

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’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

RCQPS Research Coordinator, Research Department

Tel: +353 1 863 9646

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.

Mairead Heffron

Strategy and Policy Specialist

Tel: +353 1 863 9691

Contact Mairead for information about our policy work in RCPI.

Siobhán Creaton

Public Affairs Specialist

Tel: 01 863 9797

Margaret Ryan

Manager

Tel: +353 1 8639788

Margaret Ryan is the Manager of the National Office for Traffic Medicine.

Suzanne Torlakcik

Programme Assistant, National Programme Office for Traffic Medicine

Tel: +353 (0)1 863 9697