Prof Liam Glynn is the Professor of General Practice at the University of Limerick School of Medicine. He was previously Senior Lecturer in General Practice in the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway and also Adjunct Senior Clinical Lecturer, School of Medicine, University of Limerick.

He qualified from Trinity College, Dublin in 1995 and, after completing general practice training in the Scottish highlands and surviving some remote health care postings to Guyana and Ecuador, he returned to work in the West of Ireland as a rural GP and academic.  He was awarded his M.Sc. degree in 2003 and his M.D. in 2007, both from National University of Ireland, Galway. He was appointed a HRB Cochrane fellow in 2007.

His career ambition is to contribute to the development of general practice and primary care in Ireland and the transformation of the Irish healthcare system with high quality teaching and research of international standing while continuing an active clinical role as a rural GP. In 2015, along with other Rural GPs, he co-founded the “No Doctor No Village” advocacy campaign.

Prof Glynn is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland and the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine. He has over 250  publications, 5 book chapters and over 6,000 citations. He is a referee for several international medical and medical education journals and a member of the Editorial Boards of Forum and the Journal of the Irish College of General Practitioners. He is also chair of the Research Committee and a Board member of the Irish College of General Practitioners.


Worobetz, A., O’Callaghan, M., Walsh, J., Casey, M., Hayes, P., García Bengoechea, E., Woods, C., McGrath, D., Glynn, L. G. (2022) ‘Lessons learned from a pandemic: implications for a combined exercise and educational programme for medical students’. BMC Medical Education. (IF = 2.372)

O’Callaghan, M. E., Abbas, M., Buckley, J., Fitzgerald, B., Johnson, K., Laffey, J., McNicholas, B., Nuseibeh, B., O’Keeffe, D., Beecham, S., Razzaq, A., Rekanar, K., Richardson, I., Simpkin, A., O’Connell, J., Storni, C., Tsvyatkova, D., Walsh, J., Welsh, T., Glynn, L. G. (2022) ‘Public opinion of the Irish “COVID Tracker” digital contact tracing App: A National survey’. Digital Health Mar 16;8 doi:10.1177/20552076221085065 (IF = 3.02) 

O’Callaghan, M., Ryan, E.J., Walsh, C., Hayes, P., Casey, M., O’Dwyer, P., Culhane, A., Duncan, J., Harrold, P., Healy, J., Kerin, E., Kelly, E., Hanrahan, C., Lane, G., Lynch, B., Meaney, P., O’Connell, B., Galvin, J., Kennedy, N., Burke, P., O’Connell, N., Dunne, C., Glynn, L. (2021) ‘Seroprevalence study of SARS-CoV-2 infection in General Practice in Ireland’. BJGP Open May 2021 (IF=2.37)

Doogue, R. Hayes, P., Tucker, K., Fahey, T., Sheikhi, A., Koshiaris, C., Glynn, L. G. (2021) ‘Self‐monitoring for improving control of blood pressure in patients with hypertension. Cochrane database of systematic reviews’. Jan 2021 (IF = 3.220)

Glynn L, O'Regan A, Casey M, Hayes P, O'Callaghan M, O'Dwyer P, Culhane A, Cuddihy J, O'Connell B, Stack G, O'Flynn J, O'Donnell P, O'Connor R, McKeague H, McGrath D. (2019) Career destinations of graduates from a medical school with an 18-week longitudinal integrated clerkship in general practice: a survey of alumni 6 to 8 years after graduation. Irish Journal of Medical Science. May 2020 doi: 10.1007/s11845-020-02260-0 (IF=1.082)