Our Chair and Executive Council

Paediatrics at RCPI

Dr Cliona Murphy is Chair of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

As Chair, Dr Cliona Murphy is responsible for overseeing all matters of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists with the support of our Executive Council and Committees.

She represents the Institute on the RCPI Council and on other national and international bodies.

Dr Cliona Murphy

Chair of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Tel: +353 1 863 9728

Dr Cliona Murphy, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist in the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital and Tallaght University Hospital, took up the role of Chair of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists at its Annual General Meeting on 28 September 2018. Dr Murphy graduated from University College Cork in 1993. She served as Ireland representative to RCOG Council from 2012 - 2016 and was Head of the Gynaecology Department at Tallaght Hospital from 2012 - 2016. As Chair of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Dr Murphy is responsible for overseeing all matters of the Institute with the support of the Executive Council and the Institute Committees. She represents the Institute on a number of national and international bodies relating to the specialty.

Our Executive Council

We are governed by an Executive Council.

The Executive Council 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 Clíona Murphy -  Chair of the Institute (Officer role)
  • Dr Sharon Cooley -  Honorary Treasurer (Officer role)
  • Dr Venita Broderick -  Communications and PR Representative; Trainee Advocacy Officer
  • Dr Richard De Courcy-Wheeler - Northern Ireland Representative
  • Prof Sean Daly -  NSD; Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital Representative
  • Prof Michael Gannon - Midland Regional, Mullingar/ Midland General, Portlaoise Representative
  • Dr Michael Geary - Irish Representative on RCOG Council
  • Dr Paul Hughes - Institute Representative for RCPI Training Site Accreditation 
  • Dr Mendinaro Imcha - University Maternity Hospital Limerick Representative
  • Dr Declan Keane -  National Maternity Hospital Representative
  • Dr Etaoin Kent - Co-NSD (BST)
  • Dr Nicolette Kroon - Private Hospitals Representative
  • Prof Fergal Malone - Rotunda Hospital Representative
  • Dr Brendan McDonnell - Associate Member Representative
  • Dr Azriny Khalid -  Co-NSD (BST)
  • Dr Michael O'Connell - Chair of RCPI Examinations Committee
  • Dr Keelin O’Donoghue - Co-NSD (HST); CUMH/ Kerry General/ South Tipp Hospital Representative (1)
  • Dr Michael F. O'Hare - Chairman of Joint IOG/ HSE Working Group on Maternal Death Enquiry (MDE Ireland)
  • Dr Suzanne O'Sullivan - Director of Training; IOG Representative on RCPI Advisory Committee
  • Dr Nikhil Purandare - University College Hospital Galway / Portiuncula /Mayo General Representative
  • Dr Nóirín Russell - Convenor of Meetings; CUMH/ Kerry General/ South Tipp Hospital Representative
  • Dr Gillian Ryan - Trainee Representative (member of JOGS Committee)
  • Dr Etop Sampson - OLOL Drogheda/ Cavan General Hospital Representative
  • Dr Vimla Sharma - Sligo General/ Letterkenny General Representative
  • Dr John Stratton - St Luke's Kilkenny/ Wexford General/ Waterford Univeristy Hospital Representative
  • Dr Sam Thomas - Institute Representative on RCPI Education & Quality Committee; Chair of the Specialist Education & Research Committee; Institute Representative for Professional Competence
  • Ms Caoimhe Daly - Lay Person

Contact Us

Darragh Whelan

Faculty and Institute Coordinator

Address: RCPI, 19 Frederick St South

Tel: +353 (0)1 4853 461

Contact Darragh for information regarding Faculty of Pathology and Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists board of management activities such as advocacy, governance, representation, annual reporting, AGMs and admission to Membership/ Fellowship of FPath and IOG.