Paul Burke was appointed Chief Academic Officer of the UL Hospital Group and Vice Dean of Health Sciences at University of Limerick in 2019.   He is currently the Acting Director of the Clinical Research Facility (CRF) Limerick.   He was a consultant general and vascular surgeon at ULHG for 25 years, serving as Chief Clinical Director for the last three years of his consultancy.   Paul is a Council member of the RCSI, and was previously chairman of the Irish Association of Vascular surgeons and a council member of the European Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.  He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and holds Fellowships of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS)of London and Dublin.    He was awarded a Medical Doctorate by TCD for his research in Vascular Surgery. 

Paul is a strong advocate of health care being delivered through an Academic Health Science System.  He has had a lifelong interest in clinical research with over 90 peer reviewed publications, 3300 citations and a H-index of 33.  His research related to clinical trials and to collaborations with research scientists in the study of arterial and venous disease.   


Burke P; Mealy K; Gillen P: Joyce W; Traynor O; Hyland J:  Requirements for bowel preparation in colorectal surgery.  Br J Surg 1994 81. (6) 907- 910.

Shaikh FM; Callanan A.; Kavanagh, EG.; Burke, PE.; Grace, PA.; McGloughlin, TM. Fibrin: A natural biodegradable scaffold in vascular tissue engineering. Cells Tissues Organs 2008;188(4):333-46.

Doyle B; Callanan A;  Burke PE;  Grace PA;  Walsh MT; Vorp DA; McGloughlin TM; Vessel Asymmetry as an additional diagnostic tool in the assessment of abdominal aortic aneurysms. J Vasc Surg 2009 49 (2) 443 – 54

O'Brien JF; Grace PA.; Perry IJ; Burke PE.  Prevalence and aetiology of leg ulcers in Ireland.  Irish Journal of Medical Science 2000;169(2):110-2. 

O'Brien JF; Grace PA.; Perry, IJ.; Hannigan, A.; Clarke Moloney, M.; Burke, PE.  Randomized clinical trial and economic analysis of four-layer compression bandaging for venous ulcers.  British Journal of Surgery 2003;90(7):794-8.