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); Institute Rep on Forum
  • Dr Sharon Cooley -  Honorary Treasurer (Officer role)
  • Dr Cathy Allen - Convenor of Meetings
  • Dr Carole Barry-Kinsella - Immediate Past Honorary Treasurer
  • Dr Peter Boylan - Immediate Past Chairman
  • Dr Venita Broderick -  Communications & PR Representative
  • Dr Richard De Courcy-Wheeler - Northern Ireland Representative (1)
  • Professor Sean Daly -  Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital Representative (1)
  • Dr Maeve Eogan - Co-NSD (HST)
  • Professor Michael Gannon - Midland Regional, Mullingar/ Midland General, Portlaoise Representative
  • Dr Karen Flood - Immediate Past Honorary Secretary
  • Dr Shane Higgins - National Maternity Hospital Representative (1)
  • Dr Paul Hughes - Chair of Hospital Inspections
  • Dr Hilary Ikele - University College Hospital Galway / Portiuncula /Mayo General Representative (1)
  • Dr Mendinaro Imcha - University Maternity Hospital Limerick Representative
  • Dr Mona Joyce - Private Practitioners (Dublin) Representative
  • Dr Declan Keane -  National Maternity Hospital Representative (2)
  • Dr Etaoin Kent - Co-NSD (BST)
  • Professor Fergal Malone - Rotunda Hospital Representative (1)
  • Professor John Morrison - Irish Representative on RCOG Council; IOG Representative on Perinatal Mortality Working Group of the National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre (NPEC)
  • Dr G. Méabh Ní Bhuinneáin -  Co-NSD (BST)
  • Dr Michael O'Connell - Chair of RCPI Examinations Committee
  • Dr Keelin O’Donoghue - CUMH/ Kerry General/ South Tipp Hospital Representative (1)
  • Dr Michael O'Hare - Northern Ireland Representative (2); Chairman of Joint IOG/ HSE Working Group on Maternal Death Enquiry (MDE Ireland)
  • Dr Suzanne O'Sullivan - Co-NSD (HST); IOG Representative on RCPI Advisory Committee
  • Dr Nikhil Purandare - University College Hospital Galway / Portiuncula /Mayo General Representative (2)
  • Dr Nóirín Russell - CUMH/ Kerry General/ South Tipp Hospital Representative (2)
  • Dr Gillian Ryan - Trainee Representative (member of JOGS Committee)
  • Dr Rupak Sarkar - Associate Members Representative
  • Dr Vimla Sharma - Sligo General / Letterkenny General Representative
  • Dr Sharon Sheehan - Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital Representative (2)
  • Dr John Stratton - St. Luke's Kilkenny/Wexford General/ Waterford Regional Representative
  • Dr Sam Thomas - IOG Rep on RCPI Education & Professional Development Committee; Chair of the Specialist Education & Research Committee; IOG Rep for Professional Competence
  • Professor Michael Turner - Clinical Lead for Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Vacant - Honorary Secretary (Officer role)
  • Vacant - Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda/ Cavan General Hospital Representative
  • Vacant - Private Practitioners (Other) Representative
  • Vacant - Rotunda Hospital Representative (2)

Contact Us

Barbara Conneely

Faculty Coordinator

Tel: +353 1 863 9728

Contact Barbara for information about the Faculty of Paediatrics and the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists