Our people

Professor/Head of School

Leadership team

  • Anne Hickey – Head of Department of Health Psychology and Deputy Dean for Positive Education
  • Debbi Stanistreet – Head of Department of Public Health and Epidemiology
  • Kathleen E. Bennett – Head of Data Science Centre/Deputy Head of School – Research
  • Jan Sorensen – Director of Healthcare Outcomes Research Centre
  • Juan Carlos Puyana – Chair of Global Surgery
  • Sarah Barry – Director of Academic Programmes
  • Elaine Healy – Research Manager
  • Brian Lynch – Operations Manager/Deputy Head of School – Partnerships

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Assistants

  • John McCaffrey

Professor/Head of Department

Associate Professors

Senior Lecturers

  • Sally Doherty (seconded: Psychology Lead, RCSI-Bahrain)


Postdoctoral Researchers

Research Assistants

Honorary Clinical Associate Professor

  • Niall Pender

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer

  • Diane Gillan 

Department Coordinator

  • Niamh Corbett

Associate Professor/Head of Department

Senior Lecturer


Postdoctoral Researchers

Research Assistants

Professors Emeriti

Honorary Senior Lecturers

  • Paul Kavanagh
  • Sadhbh Lee
  • Lois O’Connor
  • Caoimhe O’Sullivan
  • Niall Roche

Department Coordinator

  • Roma Acosta

Department Administrative Assistant

  • Mary O’Connell

Associate Professor/Head of Centre

Senior Lecturer


Postdoctoral Researchers

Research Assistant

  • Samantha Trevaskis

Research Nurse

  • Niamh Kavanagh

Affiliated staff

Research Fellows

  • Nicholas Clarke
  • Naomi Holman

Senior Postdoctoral Fellow

    • Dominika Bhatia

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Data Manager

    • Declan Noone

    Professor/Director of Centre

    Research Officer

    Research Assistant

    • Tumeliwa Mphepo

    Chair of Global Surgery

    • Juan Carlos Puyana

    Programme Directors

    RCSI/COSECSA Collaboration Programme Manager

    • Lucia Brocato

    Education Programme Officer

    Research and Patient Outcomes Coordinator

    • Godfrey Sama Philipo

    Mixed-methods Research Specialist

    Research Assistant

    Communications Officer

    • Antonio Jaén Osuna

    Administrative Assistant

    • Fergal O’Rourke

    Senior Lecturer


    Programme Manager

    Postdoctoral Researchers

    • Gráinne Kent
    • Cathal O’Hara


    Programme Manager

    • Katherine Walsh

    Assistant Director for Academic Affairs

    • Michelle Caffrey

    Technology Enhanced Learning Manager

    • Ciarán McCarthy

    Programme Administrator

    • Leon McCarthy