Our Dean and Board


Professor Hilary Humphreys is Dean of the Faculty of Pathology

As Dean, Prof Hilary Humphreys is responsible for overseeing all matters of the Faculty with the support of the Faculty Board and Committees.

He represents the Faculty on the RCPI Council and on other national and international bodies.

Professor Hilary Humphreys

Dean, Faculty of Pathology

Tel: +353 1 863 9765

Prof Hilary Humphreys is Dean of the Faculty of Pathology. He has also previously served on Council as Vice President and Censor of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. Prof Humphreys is Professor of Clinical Microbiology at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and Consultant Microbiologist in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin.  Hilary Humphreys has a long standing research interest in hospital infection prevention and control and antibiotic resistance, including MRSA. He has chaired expert groups, including the Strategy for the control of Antimicrobial Resistance in Ireland (SARI) and working parties that have produced guidelines on MRSA in the UK and Ireland.  More recently, he has received a major research grant to determine amongst other things the benefits of universal MRSA screening and enhanced environmental decontamination.  He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Hospital Infection and Clinical Microbiology and Infection.

Our Board

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

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.

Prof Hilary Humphreys Dean
Dr Patrick Twomey Vice-Dean
Dr Louise Burke Honorary Secretary
Dr Patrick Hayden Honorary Treasurer
Prof Kieran Sheahan Director of Education
Dr Suzy Lishman President of the Royal College of Pathologists, UK
Dr Ken Mills RCPath Northern Ireland Observer
Dr Maeve Doyle Fellow
Dr Aurelie Fabre Fellow
Dr Mary Hayes Fellow
Dr Clive Kilgallen Fellow
Dr Una Ni Riain Fellow
Dr John O'Dowd Fellow
Dr Joan Power Fellow
Prof Carel Le Roux Fellow
Dr Linda Mulligan Fellow (Co-opted)
Dr Laura Aalto Trainee Representative

Contact Us


Rita Dolan

Coordinator, Faculty of Pathology

Tel: + 353 1 863 9738

Contact Rita for queries relating to the Faculty of Pathology.