Our Dean and Board

Professor Cecily Kelleher is Dean of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine

As Dean, Professor Kelleher is responsible for overseeing all matters of the Faculty with the support of the Faculty Board and Committees.

She represents the Faculty on the RCPI Council and on other national and international bodies.

Professor Cecily Kelleher

Dean of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine

Professor Cecily Kelleher is Chair of Public Health Medicine & Epidemiology at University College Dublin (UCD). She has been the Principal of the College of Health and Agricultural Sciences in UCD since 2015. She previously served as Dean and head of the UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science. Professor Kelleher is a member of the Royal Irish Academy. She served as Chair for the report to the Minister for Health in the Republic of Ireland of the COVID-19 Nursing Homes Expert Panel on Examination of Measures to 2021. Her main areas of research are on Lifecourse epidemiology and cardiovascular disease, childhood obesity, Traveller health, and the public health impacts of tobacco smoke.

Our Board

We are governed by the Board of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine.

The Board is our ultimate decision-making body and is responsible for ensuring that the aim and functions of the Institute are fulfilled on behalf of its members.

  • Prof Cecily Kelleher, Dean
  • Prof Emer Shelley, Past Dean
  • Dr Mary Ward, Convenor of Examinations
  • Vacancy, NI Affairs rep
  • Dr Ruth McDermott, Member
  • Prof Patricia Fitzpatrick, Fellow
  • Dr Teresa O' Dowd, SpR
  • Prof Alan Baird, External member
  • Ms Janis Morrissey, External member
  • Dr Anna Clarke, Faculty Representative on Council 
  • Dr Lourda Geoghegan, Fellow
  • Dr Anne Sheahan, NSD
  • Dr Kevin Kelleher, Fellow
  • Prof David Weakliam, Fellow
  • Dr Anne Dee, Fellow
  • Dr Ger McDarby, Member
  • Dr Doug Hamilton, Member
  • Dr Fiona Cianci, Member
  • Dr Paul Kavanagh, Member

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