Based in Smurfit Building, Beaumont Hospital, the RCSI Department of Psychiatry employs over 60 staff, working in the areas of education, research and clinical care.

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The educational aim of the Department of Psychiatry is to equip students with the knowledge, attitude and professionalism required by medical graduates in the assessment, diagnosis and management of patients with mental illness.

During their studies at RCSI, Undergraduate medical students attend clinical attachments at Beaumont Hospital, Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown, North Dublin Mental Health Services, St Vincent's Hospital (Fairview), Cavan General Hospital, Newcastle Hospital, St Luke's Hospital (Kilkenny), Cluain Mhuire Family Centre (Blackrock), University Hospital Waterford, Louth/Meath Mental Health Services, North Kildare Mental Health Services, Highfield Healthcare, St Davnet's Hospital (Monaghan) and St Patrick's/St Edmundsbury Hospitals.

Clinical teaching includes the use of online video lectures, an interactive tutorial programme, small-group tutorials, case-based teaching and clinical skills tutorials.

The Department of Psychiatry also provides Basic Specialist Training in Psychiatry through the RCSI Basic Specialist Training Deaneries of the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland and Higher Specialist Training in Psychiatry through the National Higher Specialist Training Programme.

In addition to clinical training in psychiatry, we provide research training by offering a range of postgraduate MSc, MD and PhD programmes in key departmental research areas.

The Department of Psychiatry has an active research programme, with specific interests in cellular cytoarchitectural and protein signature of major psychiatric disorders; youth mental health; psychiatric epidemiology; genetics of psychiatric disorders; behavioural phenotypes of genetic disorders; the neuropsychiatry of epilepsy; structural and functional neuroimaging of genetic and neuropsychiatric disorders; ECT; and mental health services research.

Professor/Head of Department


Clinical Associate Professor

Honorary Associate Professor

  • Finian O’Brien (St Davnet's, Monaghan)
  • John Lyne (Newcastle)
  • Siobhan MacHale (Beaumont)

Senior Lecturers

  • Mary Clarke (jointly with Department of Psychology)
  • Aideen Moran (Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown)
  • Robert Daly (North Dublin Mental Health Services)
  • Philip Dodd (St Michael’s House (Intellectual Disability)
  • Larkin Feeney (Cluain Mhuire Family Centre)
  • Aiveen Kirley (Cluain Mhuire Family Centre)
  • MacDara McCauley (St Brigid’s Hospital, Ardee)
  • Siobhan MacHale (Beaumont Hospital)
  • Sarah Prasad (St Patrick's Hospital, St Edmundsbury Hospital, Lucan)
  • Darina Sloan (University Hospital Waterford)
  • Paul Matthews (Naas/North Kildare, Celbrige MHC)
  • Angela Noonan (St Vincent's Fairview)
  • Miriam Kennedy (Highfield)
  • Dan Herlihy (Kilkenny)
  • Louise Brennan (Tallaght)
  • Moayyad Kamali (Newcastle)

Hononary Senior Lecturers

  • Angela Caballedo
  • Maeve Moran
  • Selena Pillay
  • Justin Brophy
  • Jogin Thakore
  • Richelle Kirrane
  • Dr Michelle Harley (St Michael's House)

Senior Clinical Lecturer

  • Caragh Behan 
  • Fiona Toal

Clinical Lecturers

  • Lucasz Kowalewski (Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown)
  • Noha Ibrahim (Beaumont Hospital)

Lecturer (Psychiatric Neuroscience)

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Erik O’Hanlon
  • Colm Healy  
  • Darren Roddy  
  • Aisling O’Neill

Clincal Research Fellow

  • Emmet Power

Hononary Lecturers

  • Sorcha McManus
  • Hugh Ramsay
  •  David Mongan

Clinical Tutors

  • Corinna Olwill (St Davnet's Hospital, Monaghan)
  • Leona Moore (University Hospital Waterford)
  • Mohamed Elamin (Louth/Meath Mental Health Services)
  • David Weir (St Vincent's Hospital,  Fairview)
  • Eimear Hayes (North Dublin Mental Health Services)
  • Mir Hussain (St Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny)
  • Shariz Ab Karim (Cavan General Hospital)
  • Niall Duffy (Cluain Mhuire Family Centre)
  • Diarmaid Hickey (Newcastle Hospital, Wicklow)
  • Carol Norton (Highfield Healthcare Centre, Whitehall)
  • Tochokwu Chike Oduah (Connolly Hospital)
  • Alison Leonard (North Kildare Mental Health Services)