RCSI MyHealth Expert Directory

RCSI is home to healthcare experts who are driving scientific breakthroughs and insights which address key health challenges. They recognise their responsibility to share their knowledge and discoveries to empower people with information that leads them to better health.

This directory has been developed to provide the media with access to RCSI experts across a range of healthcare issues and concerns. Our experts are willing to engage with the media in their area of expertise.

To speak with a member of the RCSI MyHealth Expert Directory, please contact the RCSI Communications Department on +353 1 402 2218 or communications@rcsi.ie.

Prof. Sally Ann Cryan

Professor, Drug Delivery and Research Lead, Pharmacy

  • Drug delivery
  • Advanced materials
  • Respiratory drug delivery
  • Bioengineering of advanced medical materials
  • Tuberculosis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Acute lung injury
  • Inflammatory disease
  • Cancer
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Delivery of biotherapeutics including proteins, genes and cells

Dr Helena Kelly

Senior Lecturer and Principal Investigator, School of Pharmacy

  • Hydrogel platform technologies for drug/gene/stem cell delivery (with a particular focus on diabetes and oncology applications)
  • Micro and nanoparticulate delivery systems
  • Regenerative medicine

Dr Oran Kennedy

Research Lecturer, Anatomy

  • Bone and cartilage interactions in osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Joint injuries including fracture or soft tissue injury

Prof. Fergal O'Brien

Professor of Bioengineering and Regenerative Medicine, RCSI Department of Anatomy; Head of the Tissue Engineering Research Group and Deputy Director, AMBER

  • Regenerative medicine
  • Biomaterials
  • Tissue engineering
  • Gene therapy
  • Drug delivery
  • Medical devices
  • Stem cells
  • Strategies to repair tissue including bone, cartilage, heart, neural and corneal tissues
  • Spin out companies
  • Clinical and commercial translation

Prof. John O'Byrne

Professor, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, RCSI

  • Orthopaedic surgery

Prof. Sally Ann Cryan

Professor, Drug Delivery and Research Lead, Pharmacy

  • Drug delivery
  • Advanced materials
  • Respiratory drug delivery
  • Bioengineering of advanced medical materials
  • Tuberculosis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Acute lung injury
  • Inflammatory disease
  • Cancer
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Delivery of biotherapeutics including proteins, genes and cells

Prof. Bryan Hennessy

Consultant Oncologist and Physician Scientist

  • Cancer/oncology
  • Cancer clinical trials
  • ICORG (All Ireland Clinical Oncology Research Group)
  • Translational research

Prof. Darran O'Connor

Associate Professor, Molecular Oncology

  • Cancer biology
  • Molecular therapeutics
  • Functional genomics
  • Genomics
  • Translational pathology
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer

Prof. James Paul O'Neill

Professor, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

  • Head and neck cancer
  • Oral cavity cancer
  • HPV disease
  • Sino-nasal and skull base surgery
  • Craniofacial surgery
  • Parotid surgery
  • Thyroid and parathyroid disease
  • Benign conditions of the head and neck

Prof. Jochen Prehn

Professor, Physiology; Director, Centre for Systems Medicine

  • Motor Neuron Disease (ALS)
  • Diabetes – maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY)
  • Colon cancer

Prof. Tracy Robson

Professor and Head, Departmental of Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics

  • Cancer biology
  • Obesity

Prof. Sally Ann Cryan

Professor, Drug Delivery and Research Lead, Pharmacy

  • Drug delivery
  • Advanced materials
  • Respiratory drug delivery
  • Bioengineering of advanced medical materials
  • Tuberculosis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Acute lung injury
  • Inflammatory disease
  • Cancer
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Delivery of biotherapeutics including proteins, genes and cells

Dr Helena Kelly

Senior Lecturer and Principal Investigator, School of Pharmacy

  • Hydrogel platform technologies for drug/gene/stem cell delivery (with a particular focus on diabetes and oncology applications)
  • Micro and nanoparticulate delivery systems
  • Regenerative medicine

Prof. Dermot Kenny

Professor, Cardiovascular Biology

  • Clinical trials
  • Thrombosis
  • Basic cellular mechanisms
  • Development of advanced diagnostics for platelet biology in patients with ischaemic heart disease

Prof. David Williams

Consultant Stroke Physician

  • Clinical pharmacology
  • Stroke medicine
  • Inappropriate prescribing
  • Patient safety

Prof. Gianpiero Cavalleri

Professor, Human Genetics

  • Human genetics
  • Population genetics
  • Complex disease genetics
  • Genetics of epilepsy
  • Genetics of renal transplantation
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Biobanking
  • GDPR
  • Genomics

Prof. Sally Ann Cryan

Professor, Drug Delivery and Research Lead, Pharmacy

  • Drug delivery
  • Advanced materials
  • Respiratory drug delivery
  • Bioengineering of advanced medical materials
  • Tuberculosis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Acute lung injury
  • Inflammatory disease
  • Cancer
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Delivery of biotherapeutics including proteins, genes and cells

Prof. Darran O'Connor

Associate Professor, Molecular Oncology

  • Cancer biology
  • Molecular therapeutics
  • Functional genomics
  • Genomics
  • Translational pathology
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer

Prof. Fergal Malone

Master/CEO, Rotunda Hospital Dublin; Professor and Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, RCSI; Consultant Obstetrician/Subspecialist in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

  • Obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Maternal foetal medicine (high-risk pregnancy)
  • Multiple births
  • Obstetric ultrasound
  • Prenatal diagnosis (CVS, amniocentesis, foetal blood sampling)
  • Prenatal screening for foetal abnormalities

Dr Edgar Mocanu

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Subspecialist, Reproductive Medicine and Surgery

  • Reproductive medicine and surgery
  • IVF
  • Male and female infertility
  • Oncofertility
  • Teaching in reproductive medicine
  • Endometriosis
  • Ethical issues in reproduction

Prof. Tom Fahey

Professor, General Practice

  • General practice

Prof. Zena Moore

Professor of Nursing; Head of the School of Nursing & Midwifery; Director of the Skin Wounds and Trauma (SWaT) Research Centre

  • Nursing postgraduate education
  • Pressure ulcer prevention and management
  • Wound prevention and management

Prof. Ciaran O'Boyle

Professor, Psychology; Director, RCSI Institute of Leadership

  • Leadership
  • Stress management
  • Positive psychology
  • Positive organisations

Prof. Susan Smith

Professor, Primary Care Medicine

  • General practice
  • Chronic disease management
  • Primary care for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and multimorbidity (multiple chronic conditions)

Prof. Gerard Curley

Professor, Critical Care and Anaesthesia; Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia

  • Sepsis
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Respiratory failure
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome

Dr Annie Curtis

Lecturer, Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics

  • Immune system
  • Body clocks
  • Metabolism
  • Chronic inflammatory disease

Dr Deirdre Fitzgerald-Hughes

Lecturer, Molecular Microbiology

  • Hospital-associated infection
  • Antibiotic-resistant infections
  • New alternatives to antibiotics
  • Global problem of antibiotic resistance

Dr Fidelma Fitzpatrick

Consultant Microbiologist, Beaumont Hospital and Senior Lecturer, RCSI

  • Antibiotic use
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Superbugs (MRSA CPE VRE ESBL etc)
  • Clostridium difficile infection ‘c diff’
  • Prevention of hospital infection
  • Prevention and management of influenza in hospitals
  • Hand hygiene
  • Sepsis

Prof. Hilary Humphreys

Professor, Clinical Microbiology, RCSI and Consultant Microbiologist, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin

  • Clinical microbiology
  • Healthcare-associated infections (HCAI)
  • CPE
  • Hospital hygiene
  • New approaches to surface decontamination

Dr Stephen Keely

Associate Director, Molecular Medicine

  • Intestinal diseases and their treatment

Prof. Steve Kerrigan

Associate Professor, Pharmacology

  • Sepsis and septic shock
  • Infection in the cardiovascular system, heart and bloodstream
  • Infection in bones and skeletal system

Prof. Sam McConkey

Deputy Dean, RCSI; Head of Department of International Health and Tropical Medicine, RCSI; Consultant in Infectious Disease, Tropical Medicine and General Medicine, Beaumont and OLOL Drogheda; Clinical lead for Sexual Health, RCSI Hospitals

  • International health and tropical medicine - infectious disease
  • HIV
  • Malaria
  • Vaccine development
  • Ebola virus
  • Sexual health
  • Development studies
  • Vaccination
  • Clinical trials

Dr Claire McCoy

Lecturer, Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Inflammatory disease
  • Autoimmune disease

Prof. Kevin McGuigan

Associate Professor, Medical Physics

  • SODIS - Solar Disinfection of Drinking Water

Prof. Conor Murphy

Professor and Chair, Ophthalmology

  • Corneal disease
  • Ocular inflammation and uveitis
  • Cataract surgery
  • Sjogren's syndrome
  • Dry eye disease
  • Corneal transplantation

Prof. Gianpiero Cavalleri

Professor, Human Genetics

  • Human genetics
  • Population genetics
  • Complex disease genetics
  • Genetics of epilepsy
  • Genetics of renal transplantation
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Biobanking
  • GDPR
  • Genomics

Dr Frank Doyle

Senior Lecturer, Psychology

  • Depression
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Health behaviours such as smoking
  • Medication adherence
  • Physical activity
  • Quality of life
  • Pain
  • Stress

Prof. David Henshall

Professor, Molecular Physiology and Neuroscience

  • Epilepsy research – causes of epilepsy, new treatments and diagnosis

Dr Claire McCoy

Lecturer, Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Inflammatory disease
  • Autoimmune disease

Prof. Jochen Prehn

Professor, Physiology; Director, Centre for Systems Medicine

  • Motor Neuron Disease (ALS)
  • Diabetes - maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY)
  • Colon cancer

Dr Jennifer Ryan

StAR Research Lecturer, Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine

  • Chronic disease risk
  • Physical activity and exercise among people with disability
  • Cerebral palsy

Prof. Zena Moore

Professor of Nursing; Head of the School of Nursing & Midwifery; Director of the Skin Wounds and Trauma (SWaT) Research Centre

  • Nursing postgraduate education
  • Pressure ulcer prevention and management
  • Wound prevention and management

Dr Helen French

Senior Lecturer, Physiotherapy

  • Non-pharmacological management of osteoarthritis
  • Movement dysfunction
  • Pain
  • Conservative treatment of hip and groin pathology

Dr Grace O'Malley

Research Lecturer, Division of Population Health Sciences

  • Paediatric obesity
  • Physiotherapy
  • Physical activity
  • Behavioural economics

Dr Jennifer Ryan

StAR Research Lecturer, Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine

  • Chronic disease risk
  • Physical activity and exercise among people with disability
  • Cerebral palsy

Prof. Ruairi Brugha

Head, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

  • Global health workforce research
  • Doctor emigration

Dr Frank Doyle

Senior Lecturer, Psychology

  • Depression
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Health behaviours such as smoking
  • Medication adherence
  • Physical activity
  • Quality of life
  • Pain
  • Stress

Prof. Tom Fahey

Professor, General Practice

  • General practice

Dr Deirdre Fitzgerald-Hughes

Lecturer, Molecular Microbiology

  • Hospital-associated infection
  • Antibiotic- resistant infections
  • New alternatives to antibiotics
  • Global problem of antibiotic resistance

Dr Fidelma Fitzpatrick

Consultant Microbiologist, Beaumont Hospital and Senior Lecturer, RCSI

  • Antibiotic use
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Superbugs (MRSA CPE VRE ESBL etc)
  • Clostridium difficile infection ‘c diff’
  • Prevention of hospital infection
  • Prevention and management of influenza in hospitals
  • Hand hygiene
  • Sepsis

Prof. Hilary Humphreys

Professor, Clinical Microbiology, RCSI and Consultant Microbiologist, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin

  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Healthcare-associated infections (HCAI)
  • CPE
  • Hospital hygiene
  • New approaches to surface decontamination

Prof. Ciaran O'Boyle

Professor, Psychology; Director, RCSI Institute of Leadership

  • Leadership
  • Stress management
  • Positive psychology
  • Positive organisations

Dr Grace O'Malley

Research Lecturer, Division of Population Health Sciences

  • Paediatric obesity
  • Physiotherapy
  • Physical activity
  • Behavioural economics

Prof. Susan Smith

Professor, Primary Care Medicine

  • General practice
  • Chronic disease management
  • Primary care for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and multimorbidity (multiple chronic conditions)

Prof. David Williams

Consultant Stroke Physician

  • Clinical pharmacology
  • Stroke medicine
  • Inappropriate prescribing
  • Patient safety

Prof. Aidan Bradford

Professor, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology

  • Cardiovascular
  • Respiratory physiology

Prof. Sally Ann Cryan

Professor, Drug Delivery and Research Lead, Pharmacy

  • Drug delivery
  • Advanced materials
  • Respiratory drug delivery
  • Bioengineering of advanced medical materials
  • Tuberculosis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Acute lung injury
  • Inflammatory disease
  • Cancer
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Delivery of biotherapeutics including proteins, genes and cells

Prof. Gerard Curley

Professor, Critical Care and Anaesthesia, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia

  • Sepsis
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Respiratory failure
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome

Dr Frank Doyle

Senior Lecturer, Psychology

  • Depression
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Health behaviours such as smoking
  • Medication adherence
  • Physical activity
  • Quality of life
  • Pain
  • Stress

Prof. Gerry McElvaney

Head of the Department of Medicine

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Hereditary emphysema
  • Alpha-1
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Dr Emer Reeves

Senior Lecturer; Deputy Head, School of Postgraduate Studies

  • Respiratory diseases
  • White blood cell (neutrophil) driven inflammation
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency
  • Doctorate of Medicine (MD) postgraduate programme

Dr Edgar Mocanu

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Subspecialist, Reproductive Medicine and Surgery

  • Reproductive medicine and surgery
  • IVF
  • Male and female infertility
  • Oncofertility
  • Teaching in reproductive medicine
  • Endometriosis
  • Ethical issues in reproduction

Prof. John O'Byrne

Professor, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, RCSI

  • Orthopaedic surgery

Prof. James Paul O'Neill

Professor, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

  • Head and neck cancer
  • Oral cavity cancer
  • HPV disease
  • Sino-nasal and skull base surgery
  • Craniofacial surgery
  • Parotid surgery
  • Thyroid and parathyroid disease
  • Benign conditions of the head and neck

Prof. Sean Tierney

Dean, Professional Development and Practice

  • Surgical professional practice and development
  • Professional competence

Prof. Aidan Bradford

Professor, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology

  • Cardiovascular
  • Respiratory physiology

Prof. Gerard Curley

Professor, Critical Care and Anaesthesia, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia

  • Sepsis
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Respiratory failure
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome

Dr Frank Doyle

Senior Lecturer, Psychology

  • Depression
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Health behaviours such as smoking
  • Medication adherence
  • Physical activity
  • Quality of life
  • Pain
  • Stress

Prof. Dermot Kenny

Professor, Cardiovascular Biology

  • Clinical trials
  • Thrombosis
  • Basic cellular mechanisms
  • Development of advanced diagnostics for platelet biology in patients with ischaemic heart disease

Prof. Steve Kerrigan

Associate Professor, Pharmacology

  • Sepsis and septic shock
  • Infection in the cardiovascular system, heart and bloodstream
  • Infection in bones and skeletal system

Prof. Jochen Prehn

Professor, Physiology; Director, Centre for Systems Medicine

  • Motor Neuron Disease (ALS)
  • Diabetes - maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY)
  • Colon cancer

Prof. Susan Smith

Professor, Primary Care Medicine

  • General practice
  • Chronic disease management
  • Primary care for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and multimorbidity (multiple chronic conditions)

Prof. Alice Stanton

Professor, Cardiovascular Therapeutics, Intermediate Cycle Director

  • Cardiovascular disease - high blood pressure
  • Personalised medicine

Prof. David Williams

Consultant Stroke Physician

  • Clinical pharmacology
  • Stroke medicine
  • Inappropriate prescribing
  • Patient safety