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Prof Liam Glynn

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Prof Liam Glynn is the Professor of General Practice at the Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick and a member of the Health Research Institute. 

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.

Working on EU and HRB funded projects on connected health and an HRB funded research programme in resistant hypertension, he has built up and continues to lead multi-disciplinary research teams involving general practitioners, nurses, psychologists and engineers. His primary research interests are in preventive medicine with a focus on physical activity, knee arthritis, chronic kidney disease and diabetes and on bringing technological solutions to healthcare through connected health and particularly mHealth solutions.

·   M.Sc. degree in 2003 and M.D. in 2007 - National University of Ireland, Galway.

·   HRB Cochrane fellow in 2007 and lead author of Cochrane systematic reviews in hypertension as well as adherence to cardiovascular medication for BMJ Clinical Evidence.

·  The first successful Irish applicant to the Brisbane Initiative, a two-year International Primary Care Research Leadership programme based at Oxford University.

·  Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland. 

·  Over 160 publications, 4 book chapters and over 3,200 citations.

·  Referee for several international medical and medical education journals and a member of the Editorial Boards of Forum, the Journal of the Irish College of General Practitioners and the Journal of Comorbidity.


Hayes P, Casey M, Glynn L, Molloy G, Durand H, O' Brien E, Dolan E, Das K, Newell J, Finn D, Harhen B, Conneely A, Murphy A. (2019) Measuring adherence to therapy in apparent treatment-Resistant hypertension: a feasibility study in Irish primary care. British Journal of General Practice. July 2019


O’Regan A, Glynn L, García E, Casey M, Clifford A, Donnelly A, Murphy A, Gallagher S, Gillespie P, Newell J, Harkin M, Macken P, Sweeney J, Foley-Walsh M, Quinn M, Ng K, O’Sullivan N, Balfry G, Woods C. (2019) An evaluation of a peer mentoring intervention to help inactive older adults become more active: a cluster randomised feasibility trial of the Move for Life Programme. Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 2019 5:88


Glynn L, Glynn F, Casey M, Gaffney Wilkinson L, Hayes P, Heaney D, Murphy AW. (2018) Implementation of the SMART MOVE intervention in primary care: A qualitative study using normalisation process theory. BMC Family Practice. 19: 48.


Glynn L, Mustafa A, Casey M, Krawczyk J, Blom J, Galvin R, Hannigan A, Dunne C, Murphy AW, Mallen C. (2018) Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy for knee arthritis: a feasibility study in primary care. Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 4. DOI: 10.1186/s40814-018-0288-2.


Hayes P, Casey M, Glynn L, Molloy G, Durand H, O’Brien E, Dolan E, Newell J, Murphy AW. (2018) Prevalence of treatment-resistant hypertension after considering pseudo-resistance and morbidity: a cross-sectional study in Irish primary care. British Journal of General Practice. 68 (671).