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

Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Samira Jabakhanji

Research Assistants

  • Nicola Frew
  • John McCaffrey

Professor/Head of Department


Associate Professors

Senior Lecturers

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


Senior Postdoctoral Researcher

Postdoctoral Researchers

  • Isabelle Jeffares
  • Catherine Moran

Research Assistants

  • David Byrne
  • Cheyenne Downey

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

  • Jennifer Fortune
  • Shona Lee
  • Manjula Manikandan
  • Iryna Mazhak
  • Melissa Sharp

Research Assistant

  • Eunice Phillip

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


Senior Research Fellow

Senior Postdoctoral Researcher

Postdoctoral Researchers

Research Assistant

  • Nicola Frew

Affiliated staff

Professor/Director of Centre

Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Gintare Valentelyte

Research Officer

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

StAR PhD Candidate

  • Paul Okeny

Fulbright PhD Scholar

  • Celina Flocks Monaghan

Research Assistant

Communications Officer

  • Antonio Jaén Osuna

Administrative Assistant

  • Fergal O’Rourke

Programme Manager

  • Katherine Walsh

Assistant Director for Academic Affairs

Technology Enhanced Learning Manager

  • Ciarán McCarthy

Programme Administrator

  • Leon McCarthy