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Dr Declan Bedford

Dr Declan Bedford, Chairman, is a Specialist in Public Health Medicine with particular interest in alcohol and road safety. A medical graduate of University College Dublin, Dr Bedford worked as a Specialist in Public Health Medicine with the Health Service Executive (HSE) and acted as Director of Public Health in the North East for seven years until his retirement from the HSE in August 2012... Click to read Dr Bedford's full biography

Dr Barry Cullen

Dr. Barry Cullen is coordinator of the Dun Laoghaire and Rathdown Drugs and Alcohol Task Force, for the Southside Partnership. He qualified in social work (1980) in Trinity College Dublin, where he also received his M. Litt (1993), which considered the social and community impact of opiate misuse problems, and his PhD (2009), which explored the management of alcohol in society...Click to read Dr Cullen's full biography



Professor Michael J Duffy

Professor Michael J (Joe) Duffy has a long, established career in clinical biochemistry practice, research and education and his specific research interests focus on Breast Cancer. After graduating from NUI, Galway and earning a PhD at the University of Manchester, he went on to become a Post Doctorate Fellow in Trinity College Dublin. He is now adjunct Professor in the School of Medicine & Medical Science at University College Dublin, having previously worked as Principal biochemist at St Vincent's University Hospital... Click to read Professor Duffy's full biography

Jane Grimson graduated in Engineering from the University of Dublin, Trinity College following which she obtained her masters and doctorate in Computer Science from the Universities of Toronto and Edinburgh, respectively. She returned to Trinity as a lecturer in 1980 where she served as Dean of Engineering, Pro-Dean of Research and Vice Provost. From 2006, she was seconded as Director of Health Information and then as Acting Chief Executive of the Health Information and Quality Authority... Click to read Professor Grimson's full biography

Professor Bernadette Hannigan is Director of Research, Translation and Innovation in Public Health England, overseeing research often in collaboration with universities or other research institutions, funded by UK or global organisations. Previously (2008 – 2014) Bernie was Director of R&D for Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland, preceded by academia and academic leadership (in research and innovation) with the University of Ulster. Her contribution to science and society was broadened through participation in many national or international boards, committees and other bodies... Click to read Professor Hannigan's full biography

Mr John McCormack

CEO Irish Cancer Society

Mr McCormack was appointed Chief Executive at the Irish Cancer Society in October 2002. He was formerly Company Secretary and Financial Controller with the Society.

In 1991, he founded the Irish Charities Tax Reform Group which has lobbied successfully for the introduction of tax relief on corporate donations. He holds an MBA from Dublin City University and... Click to read Mr McCormack's full biography

Professor William Molloy

Professor William Molloy is the Head of Department, Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, University College Cork. Professor Molloy - M.B, B.Ch, B.A.O. (1977); M.R.C.P. IRELAND (1980); L.M.C.C. (May 1983); F.R.C.P.(C) (1985) Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine - graduated from UCC in 1977 and was appointed as the Chair of the newly established Centre of Gerontology and Rehabilitation (CGR) in September 2010...Click to read Professor Molloy's full biography

Charles Normand is an economist and is the Edward Kennedy Professor of Health Policy and Management at Trinity College Dublin.  He is Chair of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and is vice chair of the Board at St James’s Hospital.  Previously he was Professor of Health Economics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Principal Economist for Health and Social Services in the Northern Ireland Civil Service and worked at the Universities of Stirling and York and the Queen’s University of Belfast... Click to read Professor Normand's full biography

Dr Tom O'Callaghan

Dr Tom O'Callaghan is a practicing medical doctor and for more than 20 years has been on the frontline of developments in Primary Community Care, Health Systems Strengthening and Health Promotion. He has a strong vision for harnessing the potential of Primary Care in order to deliver targeted health care, alleviate the pressures faced by Ireland's hospitals and deliver savings to the State... Click to read Dr O'Callaghan's full biography

Dr Marion Rowland

Research Lead in the Directorate of Quality and Clinical Care in the Health Service Executive (HSE)

Graduated from National University of Ireland Galway in 1979 (MB, BCh, BAO). From 1981-83  she worked in Nigeria as a Medical Officer providing medical and obstetric care in a 200 bed rural hospital in a densely populated area of Cross River State.

Between 1985 and 1989 she provided... Click to read Dr Rowland's full biography

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