We are delighted to announce that Dr Lynda Sisson has taken up the role of Dean of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine.
Dr Sisson formally took up the role of Dean at the Faculty's Annual General Meeting on 16 November 2018.
She takes over from Dr Blánaid Hayes.
Dr Lynda Sisson is the HSE National Clinical Lead for Workplace Health and Well Being for health service employees.
Dr Sisson was appointed under the HSE HR People Strategy to implement a health and well being framework for all HSE employees and to develop a workplace health strategy and an employee support and staff engagement scheme.
After graduation from Trinity College Dublin, Dr Sisson trained in General Practice in Dublin and the Mayo Clinic, USA. She then completed a Masters in Public Health (University of Minnesota). Having become American Board Certified in both General Practice, Occupational Medicine and Public Health Medicine, she was made Assistant Professor Occupational Medicine in University of California at San Francisco.
On returning to Ireland, Dr Sisson spent six years as Occupational Health Physician at Tallaght Hospital. She previously held the role of Director of Competence Assurance at the Medical Council.
The Faculty of Occupational Medicine is accredited by the Medical Council of Ireland and proud to meet the strict standards required to deliver postgraduate specialist training in Occupational Medicine.
Established in 1976, it is one of six postgraduate specialist training bodies based in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.
The Faculty has close to 500 Members, who are experienced Consultant Occupational Physicians and leading experts in their field.