Our Dean and Board


Dr Blánaid Hayes is Dean of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine

As Dean, Dr Blanaid Hayes is responsible for supervising all matters of the Faculty with the support of the Board and the Faculty Committees.

She also represents the Faculty on the Council of the College, and on national and international bodies and organisations.

Dr Blánaid Hayes

Dean of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine

Tel: +353 1 863 9794

Dr Blánaid Hayes is Dean of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine. Blánaid has worked as a consultant occupational physician at Beaumont Hospital for over 20 years.  She also has experience in providing occupational medical advice to industry, having worked with IBM Ireland over a ten year period. She is a former National Specialty Director in Occupational Medicine and former president of the Irish Society of Occupational Medicine (2000). She obtained Membership of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (MFOM) in 1994, Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 1997 and Fellowship of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine in 1998. She completed her MD (RCSI) in 2016. Her research interests include doctors’ wellbeing, needlestick injury and influenza immunisation in healthcare workers. She is currently lead investigator in a national study on wellbeing in hospital doctors in Ireland, the first of its kind in this country.

Our Board

We are governed by the Board of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine.

The Board is our ultimate decision-making body and is responsible for ensuring that the aim and functions of the Institute are fulfilled on behalf of its members.

Dr Blanaid Hayes Dean
Dr Declan Whelan
Immediate Past Dean
Dr Tom O'Connell Professional Competence Director
Dr Anthony Corcoran Honorary Secretary
Dr Robert Ryan Honorary Treasurer
Dr Alan Bray Chief Examiner
Dr Lynda Sisson Vice Dean
Dr Peter Noone Fellow
Dr Deirdre Sugrue Fellow
Dr Edwin Whiteside Fellow
Dr Paul Gannon Fellow
Dr Martin Hogan Fellow
Dr Deirdre Fitzgerald Member
Dr Oghenovo Oghuvbu
Dr Hemal Thakore Member - Licentiate
Dr Tony McGread Research Champion
Dr Susan Power NSD
Dr David Poots Co-opted Member
Prof Ken Addley Fellow
Dr Zakiah Amir Member
Dr Tom Donnelly Fellow
Dr Conor McDonnell Fellow
Dr Noirin Noonan Fellow

Contact Us


Barbara Conneely

Faculty Coordinator, Faculty of Occupational Medicine and Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Tel: +353 1 863 9728

Contact Barbara for queries relating to the Faculty of Occupational Medicine or the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.