Our Dean and Board

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Our Dean

As Dean, Dr Ellen Crushell is responsible for overseeing all matters of the Faculty with the support of the Faculty Board and Committees.  She represents the Faculty of Paediatrics on the RCPI Council and on other national and international bodies.

Dr Ellen Crushell

Dean Faculty of Paediatrics

Dr Ellen Crushell is Dean of the Faculty of Paediatrics. She is a Consultant Paediatrician with special interest in Inherited Metabolic Disorders at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. A UCC graduate, she completed her Paediatric SpR training in General Paediatrics in 2003 prior to undertaking further specialist training in Inherited Metabolic Disorders at the National Centre for Inherited Metabolic Disorders (NCIMD) and at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto. She has an interest in teaching and is an Associate Clinical Professor at UCD. Her clinical and research interests include infantile liver failure syndromes, homocystinuria and lysosomal storage disorders.

Our Board

We are governed by the Board of the Faculty of Paediatrics.

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

Dr Ellen Crushell Dean
Dr Raymond Barry
Immediate Past Dean
Dr Judith Meehan Honorary Secretary
Dr John Twomey Immediate Past Honorary Secretary
Dr Norma Goggin Honorary Treasurer
Dr Ciara McDonnell Associate Dean of Examinations
Dr Muhammad Azam Fellow
Prof Martin White Fellow
Prof Hilary Hoey Fellow
Dr Orla Neylon Fellow
Prof Alf Nicholson Associate Dean for Basic Specialist Training
Dr Paul Gallagher Fellow
Dr Terence Prendeville Fellow
Dr Carol Blackburn Fellow
Prof Clodagh O'Gorman Fellow
Dr Jonathan Hourihane Fellow

Contact Us


Grace Kelly

Coordinator, Paediatrics Basic Specialist Training

Tel: +353 1 863 9695

Contact Grace for information about Basic Specialist Training in Paediatrics