Press Office

Your Point of Contact for RCPI Spokespeople

As an independent health organisation representing thousands of doctors, RCPI is a vital resource for expert, unbiased guidance and commentary on health issues.

No one knows more about the health service than our doctors, who work on the front-line in hospitals every day.

For general press enquiries or if you want to speak to a trusted medical expert, get in touch with our press office who are happy to assist with your query. 

Contact Us

Kate Healy

Corporate Communications Manager

Tel: 085 724 0074

Kate manages the Corporate Communications department at RCPI.

Louise Finn

Communications Executive

Tel: +353 86 796 5186

For general press enquiries contact Louise in our Communications Department.

Looking For a Medical Expert?

If you would like to speak to one of our spokespeople, just contact Louise or Kate in our Communications Department.

Please note, our spokespeople are not available for personal medical consultations.

Spokesperson Area of expertise
Prof Mary Horgan, RCPI President, Consultant Infectious Diseases Physician Infectious Diseases, Covid-19
Dr Cliona Murphy, Chair, Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Women's health, maternity, gynaecology
Dr Ellen Crushell, Dean, Faculty of Paediatrics Child health, paediatrics
Professor Donal O'Shea, RCPI Policy Group on Obesity Obesity, gender dysphoria
Dr Lynda Sisson, Dean, Faculty of Occupational Medicine Occupational Medicine, physician wellbeing, medical fitness to work
Professor Anthony O'Regan, Dean, Institute of Medicine Medical training, medical careers, non-consultant hospital doctors
Dr Venita Broderick, Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Obstetrics, pregnancy, maternal health
Prof Gaye Cunnane, Director, RCPI Health and Wellbeing Physician health and wellbeing
Prof Louise Burke, Dean, Faculty of Pathology Pathology
Professor Hilary Hoey, Dean, Professional Competence Professional competence
Dr Emer Shelley, Dean, Faculty of Public Health Medicine Public Health - Reform of the public health service; Response to Covid-19; Prevention of cardiovascular disease
Dr Declan Bedford, Faculty of Public Health Medicine Public Health – Road safety, traffic injuries and deaths
Dr Emer O’Connell, Faculty of Public Health Medicine Public Health – Physical activity
Dr Catherine Hayes, Faculty of Public Health Medicine Public Health – Public health aspects of overweight and obesity
Dr Breda Smyth, Faculty of Public Health Medicine Public Health – Planning health services
Dr Peter Lachmann, Quality Improvement Lead Faculty for RCPI Quality improvement in healthcare
Ms Harriet Wheelock, Keeper of Collections RCPI Heritage Centre, medical history
Dr Maeve Eogan, RCPI Policy Group on Sexual Health Sexual health (women)
Dr Fiona Lyons, RCPI Policy Group on Sexual Health Sexually-transmitted diseases, HIV
Professor Desmond O’Neill, National Programme Office for Traffic Medicine Traffic Medicine, medical fitness to drive, ageing
Prof Karina Butler, National Immunisation Advisory Committee Vaccination, immunisation, paediatric infectious diseases
Dr Des Cox, RCPI Policy Group on Tobacco Tobacco (health effects)
Prof Joe Barry, Faculty of Public Health Medicine Public Health – Reduction of alcohol-related harm
Dr Mary O’ Mahony, Faculty of Public Health Medicine Public Health – Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Dr Peter Wright, Faculty of Public Health Medicine Public Health – Sudden cardiac death
Dr Paul Kavanagh, Faculty of Public Health Medicine Public Health – Tobacco control
Dr Declan Bedford, Faculty of Public Health Medicine Public Health – Road safety, traffic injuries and deaths
Dr Ina Kelly, Faculty of Public Health Medicine Public Health – Health and the environment
Dr Ian Quintyne, Faculty of Public Health Medicine Public Health – Sexually transmitted infections
Dr Patricia Fitzpatrick, Faculty of Public Health Public Health – Screening
Dr David Weakliam, Faculty of Public Health Medicine Public Health – Global health - challenges to health and health services in low income countries
 

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