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 and the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland. He has over 225 publications, 5 book chapters and over 4,500 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.


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)

Worobetz A, Retief PJ, Loughran S, Walsh J, Casey M, Hayes P, García Bengoechea E, O’Regan A, Woods A, Kelly D, O' Connor R, McGrath D, Glynn LG. (2020) A feasibility study of an exercise intervention to educate and promote health and well-being among medical students: the ‘MED-WELL’ programme. BMC Medical Education (2020) 20:183 (IF=1.61)

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.