We will be carrying out essential maintenance on our website from 6:00pm until 7:00pm on Tuesday, 20 April 2021. During this downtime, you will not be able to book courses, exams or events, complete applications to training programmes, or make online payments. We apologise for the inconvenience.
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.
If you would like to speak to one of our spokespeople, just contact Ian 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 Louise Kyne, Dean, Faculty of Paediatrics||Child health, paediatrics|
|Professor Donal O'Shea, RCPI Policy Group on Obesity||Obesity, gender dysphoria|
|Dr Robert Ryan, 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 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 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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