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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. 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 and is lead author of Cochrane systematic reviews in hypertension as well as adherence to cardiovascular medication for BMJ Clinical Evidence. He was the first successful Irish applicant to the Brisbane Initiative, a two year International Primary Care Research Leadership programme based at Oxford University. Working on EU and HRB funded projects on connected health and a 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.
Dr Glynn is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland. He has over 150 publications and 4 book chapters and over two thousand citations. He is a 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.


Klimas, J., Fairgrieve, C., Tobin, H., Field, C.-A., O'Gorman, C.S.M., Glynn, L., Keenan, E., Saunders, J., Bury, G., Dunne, C., & Cullen, W. (2018). Psychosocial interventions to reduce alcohol consumption in concurrent problem alcohol and illicit drug users. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 12. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009269.pub4.

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

Clark, C., Smith, L., Cloutier, L., Konya, J., Todkar, S., McDonagh, S., Clark, O., Glynn, L., Taylor, R. & Campbell, J. (2018). INTERVENTIONS TO IMPROVE CONTROL OF HYPERTENSION; WHAT WORKS (AND WHAT DOESN’T): SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-REGRESSION. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 34 (10): S130-S131.

Glynn, L., Mustafa, A., Casey, M., Krawczyk, J., Blom, J., Galvin, R., Hannigan, A., Dunne, C., Murphy, A.W. & 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, A.W. (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).