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Graduate Entry Medical School

Faculty & Staff

Adjunct Appointments
  • Dr. Nazima Abid Hussaini
  • Michelle Ahern
  • Dr. Nabil Antwan
  • Kerry Betts
  • Maire Bhreathnach
  • Dr. Ann-Elizabeth Bourke
  • Dr. Criona Burns
  • Dr. Mary Clifford
  • Prof Calvin Coffey
  • Niall Collins
  • Rachel Connaughton
  • Roisin Conway
  • Prof Amanda Cotter
  • Dr. Orla Coyle
  • Dr. Kathleen Cronin
  • Dr Louise Crowley
  • Dr. Aidan Culhane
  • Dr. Niamh Cummins
  • Dr Aideen Deely
  • Dr Martine Dennekamp
  • Mark Dixon
  • Prof Colum Dunne
  • Dr. Olivia Dunne
  • Dr. Khalifa Elmusharaf
  • Dr. Mohamad Elsayed
  • Dr. Katherine Feore
  • Patsy Finn
  • Jennifer Fitzgerald
  • Brid Fitzgerald
  • Dr. Eimear Flynn
  • Hilda Fogarty
  • Emma Foley
  • Prof John Forbes
  • Dr. Karen Given
  • Prof Liam Glynn
  • Dr. Martina Goggin
  • Jackie Grace
  • Patrick Greaney
  • Dr Elizabeth Guihen
  • Marie Gunning
  • Prof Ailish Hannigan
  • Dr. David Hannon
  • Dr. Conor Hanrahan
  • Anne Harnett
  • Dr Sarah Harney
  • Brian Hartigan
  • Dr. Mary Hayes
  • Anne Marie Henihan
  • Laoise Hogan
  • Sarah Hyde
  • Dr. Emer Imhoff (O'Mahoney)
  • Dr. Khadijah Irfah Ismail
  • Jeffrey Lennon
  • Dr Soorej Jose Puthoopparambil
  • Ciara Joyce
  • Dr. Eimear Kelly
  • Dr. Brian Kennedy
  • Dr. Ailish Kenny
  • Dr Pat Kiely
  • Prof Tom Kiernan
  • Miranda Kiernan
  • Dr Ger Lane
  • Prof Des Leddin
  • Josephine Lynch
  • Karen Lyons
  • Prof Anne MacFarlane
  • Gillian Madigan
  • Ann McAuliffe
  • Davida McCoy
  • Prof Kieran McDermott
  • Prof Deirdre McGrath
  • Pamela McGrath
  • Una McInerney
  • Dr Helena McKeague
  • Prof David Meagher
  • Dr. Caroline Moloney
  • Dr. Ruth Moloney
  • Roisin Monaghan
  • Dr Lisa Moran
  • Christina Moylan
  • Michelle Murnane
  • Anne Murphy
  • Dr Yoga Nathan
  • Dr. Aine Ni Riain
  • Sharon Nolan
  • Laura O Sullivan
  • Dr. Sheila O'Brien Grace
  • Dr. Maura O'Callaghan
  • Mary O'Connell
  • Maurice O'Connell
  • Prof William T O'Connor
  • Dr Patrick O'Donnell
  • Dr. Peadar O'Fionnain
  • Prof Clodagh O'Gorman
  • Mary O'Kelly
  • Dr. Elizabeth O'Mahony
  • Dr. Andrew O'Regan
  • Dr. Paud O'Regan
  • Dr Margaret O’Connor
  • Stephane Pinson
  • Dr Orla Power-Grant
  • Dr. Marie Quigney
  • Dr. James Richter
  • Dr. Mary Roche
  • Dr. Karnie Roden
  • Dr Maria Roura
  • Dr Damien Ryan
  • Dr. Mary Ryan
  • Dr. C.B. Sabu
  • Emmeline Searson
  • Dr. Mariam Sheehan
  • Dr Eimear Spain
  • Prof Austin Stack
  • Dr Margaret Toomey
  • Dr Nazmy Villarroel-Williams
  • Dr Mary Ward
  • Mary Whelehan
  • Bernie Woods
Role: Clinical Skills Tutor
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Role: Senior Administrator, Clinical Liaison
Phone: +353 61 234954
Room: Clinical Academic Liaision Building, Dooradoyle, Limerick
Additional Information:

Clinical Liaison - Senior Administrator – Surgery Support

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  • Scheduling teaching activities, updating of records and collection of teaching resources for students of Surgery.
  • First line support to students based in UL Hospitals Group
  • First line support to Consultant Supervisors/Adjuncts based in UL Hospitals Group regarding Surgery student placements.
  • Responsibility for the timely return of formative and summative Surgery ITA forms including inputting scores and liaising with Assessment Team.
  • Detailed knowledge of and support to the coordination of Year 3 & 4 Surgery assessment
  • Administrative support to Surgery faculty based in UL Hospitals including diary management, travel arrangements and any other school commitments and activities.
  • Orientation of Surgery students at UL Hospitals Group and input to overall clinical Orientation project
  • Surgery placements co-ordination with Executive Administrator
  • Support for assigned once-off events and training annually (i.e. annual lectures/Meetings and Study Days/ etc. i.e. Research Symposium, S’OH and Covidian Lecture.)
  • Surgery Department Research support as required
  • Set up for new clinical tutors of Surgery on UL systems and provide basic induction to UL systems and programme.
  • To be familiar with the roles of other Senior Admins in the office so in their absence the office can run efficiently
  • Support EA/SEA as required
  • Participate in Schools Developmental projects and Quality Management Process as required
  • Liaise with Suppliers; raise Purchase requisitions on Agresso system for all events/training/discipline specific workload including processing of ad hoc Teaching payments.
  • First Line support to Clinical Matching process
Role: Anatomical Skills Tutor
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Role: Intern Network Senior Administrator
Phone: +353 61 482439
Room: Intern Training Office, Postgrad Centre, UHL
Additional Information:

Intern Training Office

Intern training office is located in the Postgraduate Centre. Intern administrative support is provided by the Intern Network Administrator, Ms Kerry Betts; who has over eight years’ experience working within a healthcare environment and also recently worked at the UL Graduate Entry Medical School supporting all four student years on the programme.

Role: Senior administrator, Clinical Placement Paediatrics
Phone: +353 61 234961
Room: Clinical Academic Liaision Building, Dooradoyle, Limerick
Additional Information:

Scheduling teaching activities, updating of records and collection of teaching resources for students of Paediatrics.

First line support to students based in UL Hospitals Group affiliated Paeds Sites.

First line support to Consultant Supervisors/Adjuncts based in UL Hospitals Group and affiliated sites regarding Paeds student placements

Responsibility for the timely return of formative and summative Paediatrics ITA forms including inputting scores and liaising with Assessment Team.

Detailed knowledge of and support to the coordination of Year 3 & 4 Paediatric assessment

Administrative support to Paediatric faculty based in UL Hospitals including diary management, travel arrangements and any other school commitments and activities.

Orientation of Paediatric students at UL Hospitals Group and affiliated sites and input to overall clinical Orientation project

Paediatrics placement co-ordination with Executive Administrator

Support for assigned once-off events and training annually (i.e. annual lectures/Meetings and Study Days/ etc.)

Paediatric Department Research support as required

Committee support:

Set up for new clinical tutors of Paeds on UL systems and provide basic induction to UL systems and programme.

Provide cover and handover under the  ‘buddy’ system and as such be familiar with the respective ‘buddy’ workload

Support EA/SEA as required

Participate in Schools Developmental projects and Quality Management Process as required

Liaise with Suppliers; raise Purchase requisitions on Agresso system for all events/training/discipline specific workload including processing of ad hoc Teaching payments.

CAL Access control system management

Coordination from Start to Finish and development and review of Effective Clinical Teaching

Coordination from Start to Finish and development and review Haemovigilance workshops for Year 4 students

Coordination from Start to Finish and development and review  of ACLS

Role: Clinical Skills Tutor
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Role: PBL Tutor
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Role: Professor of Surgery
Phone: +353 61 234849
Room: GEMS3-019
Role: Senior Technical Officer
Phone: 061-234957
Room: Clinical Academic Liaison Building, Dooradoyle, Limerick
Additional Information:

Affiliated sites I.T network & video conference setup and support

Affiliated sites staff and student I.T setup and support

Setup, schedule and support for year 3 & 4 video conference teaching sessions

Purchase all I.T. equipment for gems. 

Maintain I.T. asset log

Video conference, network setup and user support for Intern Network and HRI in UHL

Training support to faculty/staff/tutors in affiliated sites in use of video conferencing and other computer applications.

Setup and support of Nephrology research server

Setup and support of Blacknight web hosting system

Setup, schedule and support selected uhl cpd video conference teaching sessions including grand rounds and Effective clinical teaching.

 

**Affiliated sites: include C.A.L office, University Hospital Limerick, Maternity Hospital Limerick, St John’s hospital limerick, Ennis Hospital, Clonmel Hospital, Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe, Kilkenny Hospital, Kilkenny GP Hub, Tullamore Hospital, Midland regional hospital Portlaoise, St Fintan’s Hospital Portlaoise,  Farranfore GP Hub).

Role: Administrator
Phone: +353 61 234919
Room: GEMS3-010
Role: Senior Administrator
Phone: 086 0416466
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Role: Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Phone: +353 61 593239
Room: Clinical Academic Liaision Building, Dooradoyle, Limerick
Role: Clinical Tutor in Paediatrics
Phone: +353 61 234961
Room: Clinical Academic Liaision Building, Dooradoyle, Limerick
Role: Clinical Tutor in Medicine
Phone: +353 90 9648260
Room: Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
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Role: Clinical Skills Coordinator
Phone: +353 61 234616
Room: GEMS2-003
Role: PBL Tutor
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Role: Research Manager
Phone: 061-234720
Room: GEMS3-005a
Role: Clinical Skills Tutor
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Role: Research Fellow
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Room: GEMS2-006
Additional Information:

Dr Martine Dennekamp (MSc, PhD) is a Research Fellow with the Centre for Prehospital Research in the Graduate Entry Medical School at the University of Limerick since October 2016. Martine started her research career as a Research Assistant at the University of Aberdeen with the Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine where she was also awarded her PhD in Environmental Medicine. She subsequently worked for the Health Board in Limerick as a Research and Information Officer for the Child and Family support Services. She then worked for eleven years at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia as a Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow for the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. She has been a chief investigator on 16 grants totalling over 4M dollars.

She currently conducts pre-hospital research and she provides research support to the prehospital community.

 

Peer-reviewed Publications

Alif SM, Dharmage SC, Bowatte G, Karahalios A, Benke G, Dennekamp M, Mehta AJ, Miedinger D, Künzli N, Probst-Hensh N, Matheson MC. Occupational exposure and risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Expert Rev Respir Med. 2016 doi: 10.1080/17476348.2016.1190274. [Epub ahead of print]

Bowatte G, Lodge C, Lowe A, Erbas B, Abramson MJ, Marks GB, Hui J, Dennekamp M, Matheson MC, Dharmage SC. Traffic related air pollution exposure is associated with allergic sensitization, asthma and poor lung function in middle age. 2016. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 24. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2016.05.008. [Epub ahead of print]

Bowatte G, Lodge CJ,Lowe AJ, Erbas B, Dennekamp M, Marks GB, Perret J, Hui J, Wjst M, Gurrin LC, Allen KJ, Abramson MJ, Matheson MC, Dharmage SC. Do Variants in GSTs Modify the Association between Traffic Air Pollution and Asthma in Adolescence? Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17(4), 485; DOI :10.3390/ijms17040485

O'Keeffe D, Dennekamp M, Straney L, Mazhar M, O’Dwyer T, Haikerwal A, Reisen F, Abramson MJ, Johnston F. Health effects of smoke from planned burns: a study protocol. BMC Public Health. 2016 24;16(1):186. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-2862-y

Haikerwal A, Akram M, Sim MR, Meyer M, Abramson M, Dennekamp M. Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) exposure during wildfires and Emergency Department visits for asthma. Respirology. 2016; 21(1): 88-94

Haikerwal A. Akram M, Del Monaco A, Smith K, Sim MR, Meyer M, Tonkin AM, Abramson MJ, Dennekamp M. The impact of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) exposure during wildfires on cardiovascular health outcomes. 2015;4 (7). pii: e001653. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.114.001653

Abbott AL, Paraskevas KI, Kakkos SK, Golledge J, Eckstein H, Diaz-Sandoval LJ, Cao L, Fu Q, Wijeratne T, Leung TW, Montero-Baker M, Lee B-C, Pircher S, Bosch M, Dennekamp M, Ringleb P. A systematic Review of Guidelines for the Management of Asymptomatic and Symptomatic Carotid Stenosis. Stroke. 2015; 46(11): 3288-3301

Dennekamp M, Straney L, Erbas B, Abramson MJ, Keywood M, Smith K, Sim MR, Glass DC, Del Monaco A, Haikerwal A, Tonkin AM. Forest Fire Smoke Exposures and Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests in Melbourne, Australia: A Case-Crossover Study. Environ Health Perspect. 2015; 123(10): 959-964

Dennekamp M, De Klerk NH, Reid A, Abramson MJ, Cui J, Del Monaco A, Fritschi L, Benke GP, Sim MR, Musk AW. Longitudinal analysis of Respiratory Outcomes among Bauxite Exposed Workers in Western Australia. Am J Ind Med. 2015; 58(8): 897-904

Haikerwal A, Reisen F, Sim MR, Abramson MJ, Meyer CP, Johnston FH, Dennekamp M. Impact of smoke from prescribed burning: Is it a public health concern? J Air Waste Manag Assoc. 2015; 65(5): 592-598

Straney L, Finn J, Dennekamp M, Bremner A, Tonkin A, Jacobs I. Evaluating the impact of air pollution on the incidence of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the Perth Metropolitan Region: 2000-2010. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2014; 68(1): 6-12

Erbas B, Akram M, Dharmage SC, Tham R, Dennekamp M, Newbigin E, Taylor P, Tang ML, Abramson MJ. The role of seasonal grass pollen on childhood asthma emergency department presentations. Clin Exp Allergy. 2012; 42(5):799-805

Dennekamp M, Abramson MJ. The effects of bushfire smoke on respiratory health. Respirology. 2011; 16(2):198-209  (INVITED)

Abramson MJ, Benke G, Cui J, de Klerk N, Del Monaco A, Dennekamp M, Fritschi L, Musk AW, Sim M. Is Potroom Asthma Due More To Sulphur Dioxide Than Fluoride? Occup Environ Med. 2010; 67(10): 679-685

Dennekamp M, Carey M. Air quality and chronic disease: why action on climate change is also good for health. NSW Public Health Bulletin. 2010; 21(5-6): 115-121 (INVITED)

Dennekamp M, Akram M, Abramson MJ, Tonkin A, Sim MR, Fridman M, Erbas B. Outdoor Air Pollution as a Trigger for Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrests. Epidemiology. 2010; 21(4):494-500

Friesen M, Benke G, Del Monaco A, Dennekamp M, Fritschi L, de Klerk N, Hoving JL, MacFarlane E, Sim MR. Relationship between cardiopulmonary mortality and cancer risk and quantitative exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, fluorides, and dust in two prebake aluminium smelters. Cancer Causes & Control. 2009; 20(6): 905-916

Friesen M, Fritschi L, Benke G, Del Monaco A, Dennekamp M, Sim MR. Relationships between alumina and bauxite dust exposure and cancer, respiratory, and circulatory disease. Occup Environ Med. 2009; 66 (9): 615-618.

Barclay JL, Miller BG, Dick S, Dennekamp M, Hillis GS,  Ayres JG, Seaton A. A panel study of air pollution in subjects with heart failure; negative results in treated patients. Occup Environ Med 2009;66: 325-34

Cui J, de Klerk N, Abramson M, Del Monaco A, Benke G, Dennekamp M, Musk AW, Sim M. Fractional polynomials and model selection in generalized estimating equations analysis, with an application to a longitudinal epidemiological study in Australia. Am J Epidemiol 2009;169:113-21

Tham R, Erbas B, Akram M, Dennekamp M, Abramson M. The impact of smoke on respiratory hospital outcomes during a  bushfire season. Respirology 2009;14: 69-75

Haas SJ, Dennekamp M, Wolfe R,  Vos T. Letter to the editors: Beware the meta-analysis - clozapine and suicidal ideation. Schizophrenia Research 2006; 86: 331-332

Swerissen H, Dennekamp M. The effect of hip protectors in residential aged care settings. Australasian Journal on Ageing 2006; 25: 9-13

Seaton A, Cherrie J, Dennekamp M, Donaldson K, Hurley F, Tran L. The London Underground; Dust and hazards to health. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2005; 62: 355-362

Seaton A, Dennekamp M. Ill-health associated with low concentrations of nitrogen dioxide; an effect of ultrafine particles? Thorax 2003; 53: 1012-1015

Ronald LA, Davies HW, Bartlett KH, Kennedy SM, Teschke K, Spithoven J, Dennekamp M, Demers PA: B(1-3)-glucan exposure levels among workers in four British Columbia sawmills. Ann Agric Environ Med 2003; 9: 21-29

Dennekamp M, Mehenni OH, Cherrie JW, Seaton A. Exposure to ultrafine particles and PM2.5 in different micro-environments. Ann Occup Hyg 2002; 46, 1: 412-414

Legler J, Dennekamp M, Vethaak AD, Brouwer A, Koeman JH, Van der Burg B, Murk AJ. Detection of estrogenic activity in sediment-associated compounds using in vitro reporter gene assays. Sci Total Environ 2002; 293: 69-83

Dennekamp M, Howarth S, Dick CAJ, Cherrie JW, Donaldson K, Seaton A. Ultrafine particles and nitrogen oxides generated by gas and electric cooking. Occup Environ Med 2001;58: 511-516

Dick CAJ, Dennekamp M, Howarth S, Cherrie JW, Seaton A, Donaldson K, Stone V. Stimulation of IL-8 release from epithelial cells by gas cooker PM10: a pilot study. Occup Environ Med 2001; 58: 208-210

Dennekamp M, Demers PA, Bartlett K, Davies HW, Teschke K. Endotoxin exposure among softwood lumber mill workers in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Ann Agric Environ Med 1999; 6: 141-146

Role: Paramedic Programme Lead
Phone: 061-202941
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Role: Director of Research
Phone: +353 61 234703
Room: GEMS3-025
Role: Clinical Tutor in Medicine and Surgery
Phone: +353 90 9648260
Room: Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
Role: Senior Lecturer in Public Health
Phone: 0035361233753
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Role: Clinical Tutor in Medicine
Phone: +353 86 0408347
Room: Clinical Academic Liaision Building, Dooradoyle, Limerick
Role: PBL Tutor
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Role: Executive Administrator Research
Phone: +353 61 202247
Room: GEMS3-019
Role: Executive Administrator, Pre Hospital Emergency Care Programme
Phone: +353 61 234905
Room: GEMS2-006
Additional Information:

Executive Administrator for Pre Hospital Emergency Care Programme, responsible for the management and delivery of undergraduate and practitioner entry BSc Paramedic Studies programmes and a range of pre hospital education and research activities.  

Role: Senior Administrator
Phone: +353 56 7817081
Room: St. Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny
Additional Information:

Meet students on arrival at the commencement of their placement, orientate them to the hospital environment.

First point of contact for students and help with their queries.

Ensure student assessments (ITAs) are distributed, completed and returned to GEMS.

Organise Consultant/student pairings for each student rotation.

Provide administrative support to on site GEMS Surgery and Medicine Tutors.

Liaise with GEMS staff, hospital Consultants and Tutors on issues relating to students.

Book tutorial rooms for GEMS video conferences, tutorials and meetings.

Role: Clinical Skills Tutor
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Role: Technical Officer
Phone: +353 61 234711
Room: GEMS3-029
Additional Information:

Supporting clinical skills and anatomy teaching.

Supporting self directed learning

Supporting clinical and anatomy exams

Providing training and support for staff and students

AV/IT support for the GEMS building which entails –support for digital medical archive system, on-call support for PBL rooms when required, support for lecture theatre and seminar rooms when required, liaise with ITD re IT issues in office spaces, support for VC sessions.

Support for other events and providing ad-hoc support when needed.

Cover for clinical sites when required.

Website updates

Support of the research lab in terms of equipment maintenance & servicing and health & safety.

 

Role: Executive Administrator, Assessment Officer
Phone: 061 202516
Room: GEMS0-029
Additional Information:

Management and oversight of the assessment process within the School including all formative and summative exams.

Role: Professor of Health Economics
Phone: +353 61 233693
Room: GEMS3-005b
Additional Information:

John Forbes is Professor of Health Economics at the University of Limerick.  Born and educated in California, he studied economics at the University of California at Berkeley. He received his MSc at the University of York and PhD at the University of Glasgow.  John started his research career at the University of Aberdeen, and has worked at the Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at the University of Glasgow and the Usher Institute of Public Health at the University of Edinburgh.  Prior to joining Limerick he held a Readership in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh.

John's research interests include the analysis of treatment effects in health and health care, economic analysis within randomised experiments and the microeconometric analysis of health data.  His research has been supported by the Medical Research Council, the National Institute for Health Research, the Health Technology Assessment Programme, the Scottish Executive and major medical charities.

He is a member of the American Economic Association and the Royal Economic Society and is affiliated with the Scottish Institute for Research in Economics, the School of Economics at the University of Edinburgh and the Health Econometrics and Data Group at the University of York.  He has also worked as a consultant for the World Bank, the World Health Organisation and numerous public and private sector agencies.

 

 

Role: PBL Tutor
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Role: Professor of General Practice
Phone: 061-202812
Room: GEMS3-015
Role: Anatomical Skills Tutor
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Role: Senior Administrator, PPI Research Group
Phone: 061 213089
Room: GEMS3-019
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  • Supporting the administration of all research projects in the area of Primary Healthcare.

 

  • Providing administrative support to the Project Manager (Primary Healthcare Research) and Principal Investigator in the management of projects.

 

  • Supporting communications across projects: organising meetings and teleconferences, note-taking, liaising with project personnel, formatting documents, preparing and processing forms, liaising with relevant personnel in GEMS, UL and externally, developing SharePoint site for Primary Healthcare.

 

  • Coordinating the procurement of travel, equipment, stationery etc.

 

  • Assisting with the planning of national and international trips and conference attendance for research team.

 

  • Supporting the development and implementation of procedures for the group, for ex. secure storage of research data in line with relevant University policies.

 

  • Planning and running project-related events such as seminars, conferences, launches and visits by external research collaborators.

 

  • Supporting the Principle Investigator and Project Manager in the development of new opportunities and collaborations.
 
Role: Year 1 Coordinator
Phone: 061-234614
Room: GEMS0-029
Additional Information:

Brief description of responsibilities

Coordination of all Year 1 activities relating to Year 1 students and faculty 

Year 1 Assessment coordination 

Year 1 Orientation coordination

Viewing days coordination

Committee support: ACE Working Group; PBL Tutor Group Year 1
 

Role: Senior Technical Officer
Phone: 061-234701
Room: GEMS2-004
Additional Information:

Support for clinical and anatomical teaching, along with self-directed learning (SDL).

Preparation and execution of clinical and anatomical examinations.

Training of new staff and students.

On-call technical support for problem based learning rooms (PBL) rooms.

Technical support for the GEMS lecture theatre and seminar rooms.

Liaise with ITD re: IT issues in the GEMS office spaces.

Technical assistance and backup for Years III and IV video conferencing teaching sessions.

To provide ad-hoc support for the GEMS major events including conferences and training days.

Stock taking and ordering of consumables and equipment for examinations and teaching purposes.

Maintenance and repair of clinical and anatomical models.

Organisation of annual maintenance contracts for equipment and other necessary IT work to PBL and clinical teaching rooms.

Support B.Sc. Paramedic Science Programme

Role: Senior Administrator
Phone: +353 57 9358454
Room: HSE Area Office
Arden Road
Tullamore
Co Offaly
Role: Associate Professor of Biomedical Statistics
Phone: +353 61 202313
Room: GEMS2-002
Role: PBL Tutor and Adjunct Senior Clinical Lecturer
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Role: Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology
Phone: +353 61 234946
Room: GEMS3-024
Role: Lecturer in Medical Education
Phone: +353 61 202860
Room: GEMS1-018
Additional Information:

Sarah Harney is a Lecturer in Medical Education at the University of Limerick. She graduated with a B.Sc. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Ulster and a PhD in Neuropharmacology from the University of Dundee. She has been a research fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Trinity College Dublin and was Assistant Professor in Physiology and Course Director for the B. Sc. in Human Health and Disease in Trinity College Dublin before joining the Graduate Entry Medical School in 2015.

She has taught and coordinated physiology and neuroscience modules for science, health science and medicine courses and is interested in innovative approaches to integrating basic science education into a problem-based learning medical curriculum. Her research interests are in neuroscience, with a focus on ion channels, synaptic neurophysiology and synaptic dysfunction in models of neurodegenerative disease and epilepsy.

Role: EHS Finance Officer
Phone: 061-202554
Room: GEMS3-017
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Role: Researcher
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Room: GEMS3-026
Role: Year 2 Coordinator
Phone: 061-213541
Room: GEMS0-029
Additional Information:

Coordination of all Year 2 activities relating to Year 2 students and faculty

Year 2 Assessment coordination

USMLE Programme Coordination

Clinical Adjuncts

PPI Coordination and Support

Committee support: Year 1 & 2 Working Group; PBL Tutor Group Year 2

Role: Lecturer in Medical Education (Quality and Research)
Phone: +353 61 202860
Room: GEMS3-019
Role: PBL Relief
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Role: Clinical Tutor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Phone: +353 61 234995
Room: University Maternity Hospital, Limerick
Role: Technical Officer
Phone: +353 61 234920
Room: GEMS2-004
Role: Postdoctoral researcher in Migrant Health
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Room: GEMS2-012
Additional Information:

Soorej Jose Puthoopparambil is a Postdoctoral researcher in Migrant Health at the Graduate Entry Medical School. Soorej is currently working in collaboration with the HSE, supporting policy and research around implementation of trained interpreters in Irish healthcare. He will also work with the World Health Organization (WHO) on the Public Health Aspects of Migration in Europe (PHAME) project.

Soorej holds a Master’s and PhD degree in International Health from Uppsala University, Sweden. His PhD project, funded by the EU, was aimed at identifying factors that could mitigate the negative effects of immigration detention on the health of migrants in Sweden and other EU member states. Previously, Soorej has worked with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in evaluating migrant health policies in EU’s southern border states.

He is a member of the Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) research group at UL which has expertise in PPI in research, specifically participatory health research with socially excluded communities.

Soorej uses mixed and participatory research methodologies in his research. He believes a combination of these methods and a transdisciplinary approach facilitates better engagement with stakeholders, easier knowledge translation and implementation of research findings to benefit end-users. His research interests include migration and health, community participation in primary health care, participatory research methods and knowledge translation.

 

 

Role: Hospital Placements Co-Ordinator
Phone: + 353 61 233740
Room: GEMS3-008
Additional Information:

Inputting hospital placements to SI

Year 3 & 4 Professional Competencies programme

Year 4 exam coordination

Point of contact for UK Foundation Programme applications

 

Role: Clinical Skills Tutor
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Role: Senior Lecturer in Molecular Sciences
Phone: +353 61 202811
Room: GEMS3-024
Additional Information:

Dr Pat Kiely is Senior Lecturer in Molecular Sciences and Principal Investigator of the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology. Dr Kiely took up this position in GEMS in January 2016, having spent 5 years in the Department of Life Sciences. To achieve his research goals, Dr Kiely works closely with several researchers in UL and with clinicians in the University Hospital Limerick.

 

Role: Associate Professor of Medicine
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Room: Clinical Academic Liaision Building, Dooradoyle, Limerick
Role: Research Assistant
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Room: GEMS3-026
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Working as a Research Assistant since August 2012 in the Graduate Entry Medical School research laboratory. Facilitates research in the laboratory by aiding other researchers and completing experiments for principal investigators. Involved in maintenance and day to day running of the laboratory, including training students on lab protocols, skills and equipment.

 

Education History

BSc (Ed) Biological Sciences with Chemistry and concurrent Teacher Education

MSc in Cell Biology/Male Fertility

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Role: Head of School
Phone: +353 61 202695
Room: GEMS3-021
Role: Senior Executive Administrator
Phone: 061-202603
Room: GEMS3-007
Additional Information:

Management of the admin team on University campus

Co-ordination of all day-to-day payment activities including Core Portal approvals, payment of non-salaried staff, assessment payments, student expenses, patient reimbursements, PRs, Agresso, etc.

Student Academic Administration and Student Status Liaison

Library Liaison for Years 1 and 2 of the GEMS programme

Processes oversight / management including: Scholarship; Orientation; Marketing; Scheduling; Immunisation; Garda Vetting; Newsletter; Graduation

Role: Assessment Administrator
Phone: +353 61 234349
Room: GEMS0-029
Role: Professor of Primary Healthcare Research
Phone: +353 61 202171
Room:
Additional Information:

Anne MacFarlane Ph.D is Professor of Primary Healthcare Research at the Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick. She is the first social scientist to hold a Chair in academic primary care in Ireland. Anne has 20 years' experience of using qualitative research methods with a portfolio of completed health services research projects and educational research projects.

Anne has established an inter-disciplinary research group at GEMS with members from general practice, speech and language therapy, physiotherapy, sociology, psychology and biostatistics.

Anne graduated with a B.A. (psychology and sociology) from University College Cork in 1992. She completed her M.A. (1995) and Ph.D (1998) in the Department of Health Promotion, NUI Galway. After working as a Research Fellow in University College London for two years (2000-2002), Anne returned to Ireland and held a Health Research Board Health Services Research Fellowship in the Department of General Practice, NUI Galway (2002-2004). She was Lecturer in Primary Care at the Department of General Practice NUI Galway (2004-2011).

 

Competitive Grants:

Anne has a research income of €7 million euro for primary healthcare research and development projects since 2002.

Anne completed her role in March 2015 as Principal Investigator for a 2.9 million euro EU FP7 project REsearch into implementation STrategies to support patients of different ORigins and language background in a variety of European primary care settings - RESTORE.  She is working on international dissemination of RESTORE findings to academic and policy audiences.

Anne was Principal Investigator (2010-2014) for Health Research Board Research Award (210,000 euro) called Towards a Framework for Implementation of User Involvement in Primary Healthcare – FUSION

She is Principal Investigator (2014-2107) for a Health Research Board Research Award (333,000) for a project about Primary Care Teams and their implementation in the Health Service Executive.

Anne is Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Austin O’ Carroll for the Partnership for Health Equity

 

Higher Degree Supervision

Anne has extensive experience of postgraduate research supervision. She is currently PhD supervisor for:

Edel Tierney (UL) Involving communities in Primary Care Teams: An analysis of rhetoric and practice (2015-present)

Pauline Clerkin (UL & HRB SPHERE Structured PhD Scholar) Primary healthcare research – improving general practice care for people with dementia (2015-present)

Ruth McMenamin (NUI Galway see http://www.nuigalway.ie/speech_language_therapy/staff/ruth_mcmenamin.html) Evaluating Conversation Partner Programmes - Perspectives of People with Aphasia (September 2008-present).

Anne is co-supervisor for:

Mary O’Reilly de Brun (NUI Galway http://www.nuigalway.ie/general_practice/staff/researchstaff.html Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) research methodology: principles, pragmatics and potential for cross-cultural community-engaged primary healthcare research in Europe. (2013 to present)

Tomas de Brun (NUI Galway) Community-oriented primary healthcare:  supporting health professionals in understanding the dynamics of culture within a European migrant healthcare project. (2013 to present)

 

Publications


O'Reilly-de Brún, M., de Brún, T., O'Donnell, C.A., Papadakaki, M., Saridaki, A., Lionis, C., Burns, N., Dowrick, C., Gravenhorst, K., Spiegel, W., Van Weel, C., Van Weel-Baumgarten, E., Van den Muijsenbergh, M. and MacFarlane, A. (2017) 'Material practices for meaningful engagement: An analysis of participatory learning and action research techniques for data generation and analysis in a health research partnership', Health Expectations, 1-12, available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hex.12598.

O'Donnell, C.A., Mair, F.S., Dowrick, C., O’Reilly-de Brún, M., de Brún, T., Burns, N., Lionis, C., Saridaki, A., Papadakaki, M., van den Muijsenbergh, M., van Weel-Baumgarten, E., Gravenhorst, K., Cooper, L., Princz, C., Teunissen, E., van den Driessen Mareeuw, F., Vlahadi, M., Spiegel, W. and MacFarlane, A. (2017) 'Supporting the use of theory in cross-country health services research: a participatory qualitative approach using Normalisation Process Theory as an example', Bmj Open, 7(8), available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014289

MacFarlane, A., Galvin, R., O’Sullivan, M., McInerney, C., Meagher, E., Burke, D. and LeMaster, J.W. (2017) 'Participatory methods for research prioritization in primary care: an analysis of the World Café approach in Ireland and the USA', Family Practice, 34(3), 278-284, available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmw104.

O’Reilly, P., Lee, S.H., O’Sullivan, M., Cullen, W., Kennedy, C. and MacFarlane, A. (2017) 'Assessing the facilitators and barriers of interdisciplinary team working in primary care using normalisation process theory: An integrative review', PLoS One, 12(5), e0177026, available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0177026.

Papadakaki, M., Lionis, C., Saridaki, A., Dowrick, C., de Brún, T., O'Reilly-de Brún, M., O'Donnell, C.A., Burns, N., van Weel-Baumgarten, E., van den Muijsenbergh, M., Spiegel, W. and MacFarlane, A. (2017) 'Exploring barriers to primary care for migrants in Greece in times of austerity: Perspectives of service providers', European Journal of General Practice, 23(1), 128 - 134, available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13814788.2017.1307336.

Teunissen, E., Gravenhorst, K., Dowrick, C., Van Weel-Baumgarten, E., Van den Driessen Mareeuw, F., de Brún, T., Burns, N., Lionis, C., Mair, F.S., O’Donnell, C., O’Reilly-de Brún, M., Papadakaki, M., Saridaki, A., Spiegel, W., Van Weel, C., Van den Muijsenbergh, M. and MacFarlane, A. (2017) 'Implementing guidelines and training initiatives to improve cross-cultural communication in primary care consultations: a qualitative participatory European study', Int J Equity Health, 16(1), 32, available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12939-017-0525-y.

de Brún, T., O’Reilly de Brún, M., O’Donnell, C. A., and MacFarlane, A., (2016) 'Learning from doing: the case for combining normalisation process theory and participatory learning and action research methodology for primary healthcare implementation research.', BMC health services research., 16(1), 346, available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-016-1587-z.

Lionis, C., Papadakaki, M., Saridaki, A., Dowrick, C., O'Donnell, C. A., Mair, F. S., van den Muijsenbergh, M., Burns, N., deBrún, T., O'Reilly deBrún, M.O.R., van Weel-Baumgarten, E., Spiegel, W. and MacFarlane, A. (2016) 'Engaging migrants and other stakeholders to improve communication in cross-cultural consultation in primary care: a theoretically informed participatory study', BMJ open., 6(7), e010822., available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010822.

O’Reilly-de Brún, M., de Brún, T., Okonkwo, E., Bonsenge-Bokanga, J.-S., De Almeida Silva, M.M., Ogbebor, F., Mierzejewska, A., Nnadi, L., van Weel-Baumgarten, E., van Weel, C., van den Muijsenbergh, M. and MacFarlane, A. (2016) 'Using Participatory Learning & Action research to access and engage with ‘hard to reach’ migrants in primary healthcare research', BMC Health Services Research, 16(1), 25, available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-015-1247-8.

O'Donnell, C.A., Burns, N., Mair, F. S., Dowrick, C., Clissmann, C., van den Muijsenbergh, M., van Weel-Baumgarten, E., Lionis, C., Papadakaki, M., Saridaki, A., de Brun, T. and MacFarlane, A. (2016) 'Reducing the health care burden for marginalised migrants: The potential role for primary care in Europe', Health Policy, 120(5), 495-508, available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2016.03.012.

O'Donnell, P., Tierney, E., O'Carroll, A., Nurse, D. and MacFarlane, A. (2016) 'Exploring levers and barriers to accessing primary care for marginalised groups and identifying their priorities for primary care provision: a participatory learning and action research study', Int J Equity Health, 15(1), 197, available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12939-016-0487-5.

Tierney, E., O'Sullivan, M., Hickey, L., Hannigan, A., May, C., Cullen, W., Kennedy, N., Kineen, L. and MacFarlane, A., (2016) 'Do primary care professions agree about progress with implementation of Primary Care Teams: Results from a cross sectional study', BMC Family Practice, 17(1), 163, available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12875-016-0541-9.

de Brún, T., O'Reilly-de Brún, M., , van Weel-Baumgarten, E., van Weel, C., Dowrick, C., Lionis, C.,, O’Donnell, C., Burns, N., Mair, F.S.,  and Saridaki, A., Papadakaki, M., Princz, C., van den Muijsenbergh, M. and MacFarlane, A. (2015) 'Guidelines and training initiatives that support communication in cross-cultural primary-care settings: appraising their implementability using Normalization Process Theory', Family practice., 32(4), 420-425, available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmv022.

Mc Menamin, R., Tierney, E. and MacFarlane, A. (2015) 'Who decides what criteria are important to consider in exploring the outcomes of conversation approaches? A participatory health research study', Aphasiology, 29(8), 914-938, available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2015.1006564.

McMenamin, R., Tierney, E., and MacFarlane, A., (2015) 'Addressing the long term impacts of aphasia: How far does the Conversation Partner Programme go?', Aphasiology, 29(8), 889-913., available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2015.1004155.

O’Reilly-de Brún, M., MacFarlane, A., de Brún, T., Okonkwo, E., Bonsenge-Bokanga, J., De Almeida Silva, M., Ogbebor, F., Mierzejewska, A., Nnadi, L., van den Muijsenbergh, M. and van Weel-Baumgarten, E., (2015) 'Involving migrants in the development of guidelines for communication in cross-cultural general practice consultations: a participatory learning and action research project', Bmj Open, 5(9), e007092., available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2014-007092.

O’Sullivan, M., Cullen, W. and MacFarlane, A. (2015) 'Primary care teams in Ireland: a qualitative mapping review of Irish grey and published literature', Irish Journal of Medical Science, 184(1), 69-73, available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11845-014-1128-x.

Teunissen, E., van Bavel, E., van den Driessen Mareeuw, F., MacFarlane, A., van Weel-Baumgarten, E., van den Muijsenbergh, M. and van Weel, C. (2015) 'Mental health problems of undocumented migrants in the Netherlands: A qualitative exploration of recognition, recording, and treatment by general practitioners', Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, 33(2), 82-90, available: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/02813432.2015.1041830.

MacFarlane, A., and O'Donnell, C., (2014) 'Who are we and where are we going? Primary care academics in non-clinical posts', Primary Health Care Research & Development, 15(01), 96-103, available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1463423612000540.

MacFarlane, A., O'Reilly-De Brún, M., De Brún, T., Dowrick, C., O'Donnell, C., Mair, F., Spiegel, W., van den Muijsenbergh, M., van Weel Baumgarten, E., Lionis, C. and Clissmann, C. (2014) 'Healthcare for migrants, participatory health research and implementation science-better health policy and practice through inclusion. The RESTORE project', European Journal of General Practice, 20(2), 148-152, available: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/13814788.2013.868432.

Mc Menamin, R., Mc Grath, M., Cantillon, P. and MacFarlane, A. (2014) ''Training socially responsive healthcare graduates: Is service learning an effective educational approach?'', Medical teacher, 36(4), 291-307, available: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/0142159X.2013.873118.

McEvoy, R., Ballini, L., Maltoni, S., O’Donnell, C.A., Mair, F.S. and MacFarlane, A. (2014) 'A qualitative systematic review of studies using the normalization process theory to research implementation processes', Implementation Science, 9(1), 2, available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1748-5908-9-2.

Tierney, E., McEvoy, R., O'Reilly‐de Brún, M., Brún, T., Okonkwo, E., Rooney, M., Dowrick, C., Rogers, A. and MacFarlane, A., (2014) 'A critical analysis of the implementation of service user involvement in primary care research and health service development using normalization process theory', Health Expectations., 19(3), 501-515, available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hex.12237.

van den Muijsenbergh, M., van Weel-Baumgarten, E., Burns, N., O'Donnell, C., Mair, F., Spiegel, W., Lionis, C., Dowrick, C., O'Reilly-de Brun, M., de Brun, T. and MacFarlane, A. (2014) 'Communication in cross-cultural consultations in primary care in Europe: the case for improvement. The rationale for the RESTORE FP 7 project', Primary Health Care Research & Development, 15(02), 122-133, available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s1463423613000157.

Clerkin, P., Buckley, B.S., Murphy, A.W. and MacFarlane, A. (2013) 'Patients' views about the use of their personal information from general practice medical records in health research: a qualitative study in Ireland', Family practice., 30(1), 105-112, available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cms036.

Gallagher, N., MacFarlane, A., Murphy, A.W., Freeman, G.K., Glynn, L.G. and Bradley, C.P. (2013) 'Service users’ and caregivers’ perspectives on continuity of care in out-of-hours primary care', Qualitative Health Research, 23(3), 407-421, available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732312470521.

McEvoy, R. and MacFarlane, A. (2013) 'Community participation in primary care in Ireland: the need for implementation research', Primary Health Care Research & Development, 14(02), 126-139, available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1463423612000163.

O'Donnell, C., Burns, N., Dowrick, C., Lionis, C. and MacFarlane, A., (2013) 'Health-care access for migrants in Europe', The Lancet, 382(9890), 393, available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(13)61666-9.

MacFarlane, A., O'Donnell, C., Mair, F., O'Reilly-de Brún, M., de Brún, T., Spiegel, W., van den Muijsenbergh, M., van Weel-Baumgarten, E., Lionis, C., Burns, N., Gravenhorst, K., Princz, C., Teunissen, E., van den Driessen Mareeuw, F., Saridaki, A., Papadakaki, M., Vlahadi, M. and Dowrick, C. (2012) 'Research into implementation Strategies to support patients of different Origins and language background in a variety of European primary care settings (RESTORE): Study protocol', Implementation Science, 7(1), 1, available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1748-5908-7-111.

MacFarlane, A. and O'Reilly-De Brún, M. (2012) 'Using a theory-driven conceptual framework in qualitative health research', Qualitative Health Research, 22(5), 607-618, available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732311431898.

MacFarlane, A., Clerkin, P., Murray, E., Heaney, D.J., Wakeling, M., Pesola, U.M., Waterworth, E.L., Larsen, F., Makiniemi, M. and Winblad, I. (2011) 'The e-health implementation toolkit: Qualitative evaluation across four European countries', Implementation Science, 6(1), 1, available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1748-5908-6-122.

May, C.R., Finch, T., Ballini, L., MacFarlane, A., Mair, F., Murray, E., Treweek, S. and Rapley, T. (2011) ''Evaluating complex interventions and health technologies using normalization process theory: development of a simplified approach and web-enabled toolkit'', BMC Health Services Research, 11(1), 245, available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-11-245.

Pieper, H.O., Clerkin, P. and MacFarlane, A. (2011) 'The impact of direct provision accommodation for asylum seekers on organisation and delivery of local primary care and social care services: A case study', BMC Family Practice, 12(12), 32, available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2296-12-32.

Role: Clinical Liaison Officer
Phone: 0860416466
Room: Clinical Academic Liaison Building, Dooradoyle, Limerick
Additional Information:

Administrative support to OBGYN Faculty and Students.

Coordination of all activities relevant to OBGYN

Role: Senior Administrator, Clinical Liaison
Phone: +353 61 234962
Room: Clinical Academic Liaison Building, Dooradoyle, Limerick
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Clinical Liaison - Senior Administrator - Psychiatry support

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  • Scheduling teaching activities, updating of records and collection of teaching resources for students of Psychiatry
  • First line support to students based in UL Hospitals Group affiliated Psychiatry sites.
  • First line support to Consultant Supervisors/Adjuncts based in UL Hospitals Group and affiliated sites regarding Psychiatry student placements
  • Responsibility for the timely return of formative and summative Psychiatry ITA forms, including inputting scores and liaising with Assessment Team.
  • Detailed knowledge of and support to the coordination of Year 4 Psychiatry assessment.
  • Administrative support to Psychiatry faculty based in UL Hospitals including diary management, travel arrangements and any other school commitments and activities.
  • Orientation of Psychiatry students at UL Hospitals Group and affiliated sites and input to overall clinical Orientation project
  • Psychiatry placement co-ordination with Executive Administrator
  • Support for assigned once-off events and training annually (i.e. annual lectures/Meetings and Study Days i.e. Psych Research Study Day)
  • Psychiatry Department Research support as required
  • Committee support: Clinical Teaching Meeting
  • Set up for new clinical tutors of Psychiatry on UL systems and provide basic induction to UL systems and programme
  • Support EA/SEA as required
  • Participate in Schools Developmental projects and Quality Management Process as required
  • Liaise with Suppliers; raise Purchase requisitions on Agresso system for all events/training/discipline specific workload including processing of Teaching payments/ Student Travel Claims etc.
  • CAL Access control system management
  • Co-ordination of all GEMS rented accommodation with CAL manager/off
  • To be familiar with the roles of other Senior Admins in the office so in their absence the office can run efficiently.
Role: Senior Administrator, Clinical Liaison
Phone: +353 61 234953
Room: Clinical Academic Liaision Building, Dooradoyle, Limerick
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Clinical Liaison - Medicine Support – Senior Administrator

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  • Scheduling teaching activities, updating of records and collection of teaching resources for students of Medicine
  • First line support to students based in UL Hospitals Group
  • First line support to Consultant Supervisors/Adjuncts based in UL Hospitals Group regarding Medicine student placements
  • Responsibility for the timely return of formative and summative Medicine ITA forms including inputting scores and liaising with Assessment Team
  • Detailed knowledge of and support to the coordination of Year 3 & 4 medicine assessment
  • Administrative support to Medicine faculty based in UL Hospitals including diary management, travel arrangements and any other school commitments and activities
  • Orientation of Medicine students at UL Hospitals Group and input to overall clinical Orientation project
  • Medicine placement co-ordination with Executive Administrator
  • Support for assigned once-off events and training annually (i.e. annual lectures/Meetings and Study Days/ etc. i.e. Research Symposium.)
  • Medicine Department Research support as required
  • Committee support: Medicine Education Committee
  • Set up for new clinical tutors of Medicine on UL systems and provide basic induction to UL systems and programme
  • To be familiar with the roles of other Senior Admins in the office so in their absence the office can run efficiently
  • Support EA/SEA as required
  • Participate in Schools Developmental projects and Quality Management Process as required
  • Liaise with Suppliers; raise Purchase requisitions on Agresso system for all events/training/discipline specific workload including processing of ad hoc Teaching payments
  • CAL Access control system management
  • First Line support to Clinical Matching process
Role: Head of Teaching and Research in Anatomy
Phone: +353 61 213549
Room: GEMS3-015
Role: Director of Education
Phone: +353 61 234850
Room: GEMS3-012
Role: EPCP/GP Administrator
Phone: 061 234919
Room:
Additional Information:

EPCP support

Garda vetting follow-up

GP support: ITA distribution; lecture slides uploads, GP teaching schedule

GP MOUs support including clinical application forms and bank details

Set up of texttools and outlook distribution groups for students and GP tutors

Year 3 exam support: patient liaison, printing, copying exam papers; filing student scripts

Role: Project Manager, Primary Healthcare Research
Phone: +353 61 202684
Room: GEMS3-026
Additional Information:

Project management of research projects relating to primary healthcare

Management of resources including staffing and finances

Supporting the development of the public and patient involvement research group

Contribute to strategic planning

Management of research exploitation and dissemination activities

Role: PBL Coordinator
Phone: +353 61 234820
Room: GEMS1-018
Role: Professor of Psychiatry
Phone: +353 61 234994
Room: Clinical Academic Liaision Building, Dooradoyle, Limerick
Role: Clinical Skills Tutor
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Role: PBL Tutor
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Role: Clinical Liaison Manager
Phone: +353 61 234955
Room: Clinical Academic Liaision Building, Dooradoyle, Limerick
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Based in University Hospital Limerick in Dooradoyle the CAL Team of 8 members provide dedicated support for teaching and assessment for faculty and students rotating through clinical placements.

 

Clinical Academic Liaison Manager is responsible for:

- As part of the Senior Management Team, she deals with Human Resources for Clinical Tutors and admin supports, Finance and legal agreements for the Clinical Sites, attends the management meetings and various projects for continual improvement.

- Manages the team of administrators in UL Hospitals Group and the Hospital Affiliated sites.

-Students’ liaison whilst on the Clinical Sites in Hospital and GP placements (site visits twice a semester).

- Medical Education Liaison Groups in Midwest (Limerick group), Tullamore, Ballinasloe and Kilkenny.

-Quality Lead for the GEMS Administrative and Technical Team

Role: Course Director and Year 1 Clinical Skills Coordinator
Phone: +353 61 234387
Room: IWA2-021
Role: Senior Administrator
Phone: +353 52 6177933
Room: South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel
Role: Senior Administrator
Phone: 061-233756
Room: GEMS3-008
Additional Information:

General Practice / Community Placements Coordinator

Year 3 Assessment Coordinator

Early Patient Contact Programme Coordinator

External Examiners

GEMS Information Day Coordinator

Role: Administrator
Phone: 061-234983
Room: GEMS3-023
Role: Senior Lecturer in Public Health
Phone: +353 61 234932
Room: GEMS3-024
Role: Clinical Skills Tutor
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Role: School Manager
Phone: 061-202554
Room: GEMS3-017
Role: Administrator
Phone: 061 234956
Room: Clinical Academic Liaison Building St. Nessan’s Road Dooradoyle
Additional Information:

Support Students regarding various queries via e-mail, phone calls and reception front desk cover.
Responsible for creating and processing Purchase Orders and day to day account handling. 
Data Entry of expenses and wages for non-salaried staff. 
Provide administrative support to CAL Manager. 
Liaise with students and staff via SULIS and Sharepoint. 
Responsible for Student Absence Log 
Maintain CAL Building and CAL Room Bookings email accounts. 
Management of CAL Room Bookings email accounts. 
Management of CAL Room Bookings calendar 
Participation in Orientation projects. 
General filing/scanning/photocopying. 

Role: PBL Tutor
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Role: PBL Tutor
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Role: Clinical Liaison Placement Officer
Phone: +353 61 234954
Room: Clinical Academic Liaision Building, Dooradoyle, Limerick
Additional Information:

Management of the Clinical Placements matching process including hospital and GP placements

Deputise and Support for Clinical Liaison Manager for management of all aspects of student Clinical placements, Clinical buildings management

Co-Ordinate Clinical Orientation project.

Support for the Mid-West Medical Education Liaison Group

Development of CAL processes

Day to Day management of Clinical Academic Liaison team including  - workload supervision / leave approvals / PDRS.

Role: Researcher
Phone: +353 87 7685416
Room: GEMS3-026
Additional Information:

Maurice researches in the Graduate Entry Medical School with Professor of Health Economics John Forbes. Maurice's research is a combination of mathematics, statistics, economics, medical research and epidemiology.

 

PhD Programme:

PhD student (Health Economics), Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick.

Supervisors: Professor of Health Economics John F Forbes, Professor of Statistics Cathal D Walsh & Dr Sara Hayes (Physiotherapy)

 

Academic Qualifications:

BSc. in Financial and Actuarial Mathematics, Dublin City University, (2000 - 2004).

Institute of Actuary Examinations in the United Kingdom and Ireland, (2004 - 2008).

Postgraduate Diploma in Education, University College Cork, (2008 - 2009).

 

Professional Experience:

2003-2003:    Actuary, Standard Life, Dublin.

2004-2008:    Actuary, Aon Hewitt, Cork.

2008-2012:    Mathematics Teacher, Department of Education & Skills, Ireland.

2012-2014:    Lecturer, Teaching Assistant, Researcher, Department of Accounting &   Finance,  Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick.

2013-2013:    Researcher in Mathematical Modelling, Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry,  Department of Mathematics &  Statistics, University of Limerick.

2014-Present: Researcher in Health Economics & Mathematical Modelling, Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick.

 

Professional Memberships:

The Teaching Council of Ireland.

Past Member of the Institute of Actuaries in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, UK.

International Health Economics Association (iHEA)

Role: Head of Teaching and Research in Physiology
Phone: +353 61 233750
Room: GEMS3-006
Role: Clinical Fellow in Social Inclusion
Phone:
Room: GEMS3-026
Additional Information:

Dr Patrick O’Donnell MB BCh BAO (Hons), MICGP, MSc, DCH, DRCOG is a graduate of University College Dublin. He is a general practitioner and a member of the Irish College of General Practitioners. He is a member of the Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) research group  at UL which has expertise in PPI in research, specifically participatory health research with socially excluded communities.

He has an interest in the delivery of primary care in areas of deprivation and to marginalised groups. The Clinical Fellowship in Social Inclusion post he holds at UL GEMS was developed by the Partnership for Health Equity which is led by Professor Anne MacFarlane of UL GEMS, Dr Austin O’Carroll GP of the North Dublin City GP Training scheme and the HSE Social Inclusion Unit. The aim of this partnership is to advocate for evidence based primary healthcare for all, with a focus on typically marginalised groups in society.

Dr O’Donnell also holds a Masters Degree in Global Health from Trinity College, University of Dublin. Patricks main research interests are in Health Equity, Primary Care for Marginalised Groups and Medical Student Electives.

 

Role: Clinical Skills Tutor
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Role: Professor of Paediatrics
Phone: +353 61 234953
Room:
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Introduction

Professor of Paediatrics, Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick

Consultant Paediatrician, Health Services Executive

Foundation Chair and Foundation Professor of Paediatrics at the Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick and at the University Hospital, Limerick

 

Academic Qualifications and Professional Experience

Professor O’Gorman graduated with MB BCh BAO (Honours) from National University of Ireland, Galway in 1999. She went on to complete basic and higher specialist training in Paediatrics in Ireland, completing this in 2007. During this time, she also read for and was awarded MSc (Honours) in Evidence-Based Health Care from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. Following higher specialist training in Paediatrics in Ireland, she moved to SickKids Hospital in Toronto, Canada and there completed a fellowship in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes. While in SickKids, she also conducted a research project on vascular and metabolic risk in girls with Turner Syndrome, for which she was awarded MD from the National University of Ireland, Galway. For this research, she was also awarded a Restracomp fellowship from SickKids as well as the 2008 University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Research Awards (Joseph M West Family Memorial & Chisholm Memorial Prizes).

Professor O’Gorman returned to Ireland in 2009, to take up her current role as Foundation Chair of Paediatrics at University of Limerick Graduate Entry Medical School. Since this time, she has introduced several initiatives to her clinical service in Limerick including establishing a multidisciplinary team-delivered insulin pump program for children with type 1 diabetes mellitus, and the region’s first paediatric obesity clinic. She has also worked with research collaborators to secure funding from various groups in Ireland, including the National Children’s Research Centre and the Health Research Board.

Professor O’Gorman’s research interests include investigating metabolic and acquired cardiac risk in groups of children including girls with Turner Syndrome and children whose parents have early heart disease. She has also done and continues to do work on analyzing the food and exercise cues in children’s television programming. Professor O’Gorman is widely published in areas of children’s health, in particular obesity, metabolic and vascular risk and diabetes and endocrinology.

At a national level in Ireland, Professor O’Gorman is a Fellow of the Faculty of Paediatrics and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, where she sits as an elected representative on the Board of the Faculty of Paediatrics. She was an invited member of the Dolphin Review Group, a group convened by the then Minister for Health in 2012, tasked with evaluating implications of building a single national paediatric hospital for Ireland.

Professor O’Gorman graduated with MB BCh BAO (Honours) from National University of Ireland, Galway in 1999. She went on to complete basic and higher specialist training in Paediatrics in Ireland, completing this in 2007. During this time, she also read for and was awarded MSc (Honours) in Evidence-Based Health Care from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. Following higher specialist training in Paediatrics in Ireland, she moved to SickKids Hospital in Toronto, Canada and there completed a fellowship in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes. While in SickKids, she also conducted a research project on vascular and metabolic risk in girls with Turner Syndrome, for which she was awarded MD from the National University of Ireland, Galway. For this research, she was also awarded a Restracomp fellowship from SickKids as well as the 2008 University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Research Awards (Joseph M West Family Memorial & Chisholm Memorial Prizes).

 

Research Interests

Prof. O’Gorman is a Consultant General Paediatrician with a special interest in paediatric diabetes and endocrinology and a member of the Paediatric Diabetes Clinical Lead Program in the HSE.

Professor O’Gorman’ s research interests include the following: Childhood obesity, childhood diabetes (neonatal diabetes, type 1 diabetes mellitus, type 2 diabetes mellitus), cardiovascular health and disease, metabolic disease and children at risk of metabolic and vascular disease, growth & puberty & other paediatric endocrinology, autoimmune disease, epidemiology, public health and policy, medical education.

 

Publication Record

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Research/Fellowship Awards

MB BCh BAO MSc MD FRCPI FPAEDS FRCPCH

Professor O’Gorman’ s research interests include the following: Childhood obesity, childhood diabetes (neonatal diabetes, type 1 diabetes mellitus, type 2 diabetes mellitus), cardiovascular health and disease, metabolic disease and children at risk of metabolic and vascular disease, growth & puberty & other paediatric endocrinology, autoimmune disease, epidemiology, public health and policy, medical education.

Clinical paediatric care, childhood obesity - aetiology & prevalence, metabolic and vascular risk, type 1 diabetes mellitus, intervention studies, novel technologies & medical devices.

 

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Prof. O’Gorman is a Consultant General Paediatrician with a special interest in paediatric diabetes and endocrinology and a member of the Paediatric Diabetes Clinical Lead Program in the HSE.

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Introduction

Dr Elizabeth O’Mahony is a Senior lecturer of Paediatrics at the Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick and a Paediatric Neurology Consultant with a special interest in Epilepsy at the University Hospital, Limerick.

 

Academic Qualifications and Professional Experience

MB. BCh. BAO. (Honours) 1999

General Professional Training (GPT) awarded in Paediatric Medicine [Royal College of Physicians of Ireland: 2002

MRCPI: 2002

Certified American Board Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in Child Neurology 2008

Board Certified in Clinical Neurophysiology American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: 2010                         

Irish Medical Council Registration 23017 (Specialist Registration Paediatrics): 2010

Awarded the Gold Medal in Paediatrics in University College Dublin, 1999

Massachusetts Full License MD 231165: 2008

 

Appointments

Academic appointments

2004 – 2009 Teaching Fellow, Floating Hospital for Children, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University and Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School

2008 - August 2010  Assistant Professor of Paediatric Medicine Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University

August 2010 - July 2013   PBL and USMLE tutor to GEMS Y1/2 Students

July 2013 - Sept 2015  Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics University Hospital Limerick

 

Hospital Appointments

July 2008 - August 2010 Consultant Physician, Division of Paediatric Neurology and  Director of Neurophysiology, Floating Hospital for Children, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

February 2011 – present  Locum Consultant Paediatrician / Paediatric Neurologist University Hospital Limerick

 

Current Research

Nov 2013 - Present: Completed Pilot Project

1. Project Title: Dance intervention (HIP HOP) to improve social integration, physical and mental health in children attending Limerick Early Intervention Services. Principal Investigator: Dr. Elizabeth O’Mahony. Other investigators: Aine O’Dea and Dr Siobhan Gallagher.  Currently registered with the GEMS with Professor Colum Dunne for an MD Research in this area

2. Project Title:  An exploration of the supervisory needs of medical students during a clinical attachment in paediatrics. Principal Investigator: Elizabeth O'Mahony Other Investigators: Paraic Curran, Josephine Boland

Promoting greater physical health and social inclusion: a whole school evaluation combined with physical   dance participation (adapted HIP HOP dance) can influence the physical activity patterns and promote positive physical and mental health in children attending a specialist school (St Gabriel’s Limerick) for children with complex disabilities.

 

Publications

Original Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Casserly B., O'Mahony E., Timm E.G., Haqqie S., Eisele G., Urizar R., “ Propofol Infusion syndrome: an unusual cause of renal failure”.  Am J Kidney Dis. 2004 Dec; 44(6):e98-101.

Kurian MA, O’Mahony ES, Rustin P, Brown G, Treacy EP, King MD. Neonatal seizures and limb malformations associated with liver –specific complex IV respiratory chain deficiency.    Eur J Paediatr Neurol 2004;8 (1):55-9.

Mason K, O’Mahony E, Zurakowaki David, Libenson M. Effects of dexmedetomidine sedation on the EEG in children. Ped Anesthesia 2009.

O’Mahony E. Breen Catherine Developmental outcome post allogenic bone marrow transplant for Niemann Pick Type C2. Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Jan 2013

O’Mahony E, Wall D, Ramsey B. D.R.E.S.S (Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms) BMJ case reports June 2012

Publications in preparation

O’Mahony E Victoria Barker: Case Report and Systematic Review of the Literature Electrical Status Epilepticus in Sleep and Continuous Spikes and Waves during Slow Waves Sleep: Clinical Features, Pathophysiology and Treatment Options

O’Mahony E., Rachel Power: Case Report Carotid Dissection: Unusual Complication of Head Trauma in a 12 year old

O’Mahony, E., Victoria Barker: Case Report Severe complication of acute sinusitis

Deeney R., O’Mahony E.: Neonatal Hyopcalcaemic Seizures Secondary to  Maternal Valproate Use Resulting in Low Vitamin D

O’Mahony, E., Barker V., Gallagher S., Murphy Anne Marie: Audit and Systematic Review of the Literature of Microarray Requests and Results at University Hospital Limerick

O’Mahony E., Aine O’Dea: Qualitative Review and Descriptive Paper: Dance intervention (hip hop) to improve social integration, physical and mental health in children attending Limerick early intervention children services 

Abstracts

Casserly, B., O’Mahony E., “Case of necrotizing granulomatous pneumocystitis carinii Pneumonia”, presented at the National American College Physicians meeting in New Orleans, April 2004.

O’Mahony, E., “Effects of Dexmedetomidine Sedation on the Electrocephalogram in Children”, presented at the Annual American Epilepsy Society Meeting, Seattle 2008.

Wang S, O’Mahony, E., “Mesial Temporal Sclerosis in Children: A longitudinal study in 4 cases” presented at the Annual American Epilepsy Society Meeting, Seattle 2008.

Pong A., O’Mahony E., “Interictal Epileptiform Activity in Children with Mesial Temporal Sclerosis”, presented at the Annual American Epilepsy Society Meeting, Seattle 2008

O’Mahony E., Libenson M. “The Accuracy of Hyperventilation and Parental reporting   in assessing the activity of Absence Epilepsy”, presented at the Annual American Epilepsy Society Meeting, Texas 2010

O’Mahony E, Wall D, Ramsey B. D.R.E.S.S (Drug Reasction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms), presented oral presentation European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology , Prague Sept 2012

O’Mahony E., “Varicella Causing Right MCA Stroke”, Poster Presentation at the Irish Paediatric Association Scientific Meeting Nov 2012 Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital Limerick, Limerick, 2 Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick, Limerick

Barter Chris, O’Mahony E., “Round Peg Square Hole, A review of percutaneous Endoscopic gastrostomy tube use in children with oral motor dysfuntion”. Presented at the Wales /Irish International Paediatric Scientific Meeting June 2014

Bill Beckett, O’Mahony E., “Adverse Neurological Events; Complications of the HPV Vaccine”, Poster Presentation at the Irish Paediatric Association Scientific Meeting Nov 2013 Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital Limerick, Limerick, 2 Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick, Limerick

C.J. Barter, C.A. Norton, Dr E. O'Mahony, “Taking charge: Quality of life in adolescents with Epilepsy”. Oral Presentation at the Irish Paediatric Association Scientific Meeting Nov 2013 Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital Limerick, Limerick, Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick, Limerick

Ihidero, E., O’Mahony, J. Twomey, “A Case of Panayiotopoulos Syndrome” Poster Presentation at the Irish Paediatric Association Scientific Meeting Sept 2014 Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital Limerick, Limerick Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick, Limerick

Conference papers:

Boston Neurology Society, Boston Medical Center, October 2006: “Paroxysmal Disorders of Childhood”

Boston Epilepsy Society Meeting, Massachusetts General Hospital, December 2007: “Ketogenic Diet”

New England Electroencephalogram Technician Society Meeting, April 2008: “Use of Video LTM in Epilepsy”

Metrowest Hospital Paediatric Grand Rounds Speaker, March 2009: “Status Epilepticus”

Epilepsy Ireland September 2013: Mid-Western Annual Meeting: “Managing Adolescents and Epilepsy”

Irish IPA Meeting, November 2013: “Dance Therapy to Improve social cohesion mental and physical health in Limerick Urban youth communities and children with disabilities”.

Third Irish National ADHD Meeting Dublin, Feb 2014: “ADHD and Co-Mobidity Epilepsy”

Epilepsy National Study Day Limerick, April 26th 2014: “Overview of Epilepsy and Management and Impact of Education/ Neuropsychological Development”

Epilepsy Ireland / Royal Society of Medicine Meet, May 22nd: 2014 Paediatric Epilepsy: “Where we are now and Future”

Grand Rounds University Hospital Limerick, May 23rd   2014 : “Epilepsy Surgery Overview and Management”

 

Research/Fellowship Awards

Funding Limerick City of Culture 2014 Made in Limerick

Limerick Regeneration Social Intervention Fund 2014

National Lottery Grant Scheme 2013

Limerick Sports Partnership Club and Community Grant 2014

Limerick arts office Grant 2014

IBP youth & Community Fund 2014 - Project Title:  “An exploration of the supervisory needs of medical students during a clinical attachment in paediatrics”. Principal Investigator: Elizabeth O'Mahony. Other Investigators: Paraic Curran and Josephine Boland

 

Higher Degree Supervision

Currently registered Research MD with Professor Colum Dunne; February 2015

 

Additional Information

Organiser/Committee member 2012/2013 of Limerick ‘Make a Move Festival’ which is an annual festival aimed to celebrate and develop the art forms within Hip Hop for young artists from both Limerick and all over Ireland. This festival has a particular emphasis on social inclusion; healthy living and an alternative lifestyle approach for young people and is the only one of its kind in the country.

Organised Hip Hop JAM in both 2013 and 2014; UL Sports Arena; Celebrating Limerick Hip Hop Intervention Project annually with performance and workshop for all kids involved in the project around the city and those children and with special needs.

Organised Hip Hop for Hope Charity Event in February 2014 held in the Marco Polo Restaurant: Fundraising   night to raise money for Downs Syndrome Limerick/Enable Ireland

Volunteer Medic at the Special Olympics which were held in Limerick in June 2014

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Employed as Lecturer in Sociology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), between 2006 and 2011 she set up and coordinated a qualitative research unit in Tanzania, against the backdrop of the second oldest cohort study in Sub-Saharan Africa. With a focus on developing policy recommendations, she employed Participatory Learning and Action tools to engage a diversity of stakeholders including users, health providers, faith leaders, traditional healers, and members of Village Aids Committees in the identification of community perceptions of HIV treatment. Previously, she served as HIV/AIDS advisor for the United Nations Development Program in Albania where she catalysed a participatory process to engage different stakeholders in the development of the 1st HIV/AIDS Strategy of Albania.

 

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MSc Degree in Public Health by Distance Learning, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM): Tutor for the module Principles of Social Research.

MSc in Global Health, University of Barcelona/ISGLOBAL: Lecturer and coordinator for the module Fundamentals of Qualitative Health Research.

MSc in Internationalisation, University of Barcelona/ISGLOBAL: Lecturer in Social Determinants of Health.

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