Formerly Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School, appointed the first Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at UCC, Ireland in 1997. Appointed consultant anaesthetist at Cork University Hospital (1997), Honorary Consultant to the South Infirmary and Victoria Hospitals (1998), Honorary President, Irish Association of Anaesthetic and Recovery Nurses (2002).
Member the Department of Health and Children (Ireland) Steering Committee of Health Technology Assessment, Irish Health Services Executive (SA) Acute Hospital Review Steering Committee.
Reviewer and consultant for the U.S. Department of Health “Clinical Practice Guidelines on Acute Pain Management: Operative or Medical Procedures and Trauma”.
Ministerial appointment to the European Agency for Evaluation of Medicinal Products (COMP). Author of approximately 150 articles for peer review journals.
Reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Anesthesia., the Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Anesthesia and Analgesia, European Journal of Anaesthesiology, Anesthesiology, the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Cytokine Network, CNS Drugs, Nephron, International Archives of Allergy and Immunology and the Clinical Journal of Pain.
Member of the Editorial Boards, International Anesthesiology Clinics, Health Research Board (Ireland) Training Fellowship Selection Committee, Council of Healthcare Advisors, the Gerson Lehrman Group, Education Committee, College of Anaesthetists (RCSI).
Editor , the European Society of Anaesthesiologists Refresher Course Lecture Series, and “Immunomodulation and the Inflammatory Response”, (IAC, 2003).
Editor of “Peripheral Nerve Blockade in Perioperative Pain Management” Elsevier Publications 2004.
Editor “Postoperative Pain Management – a clinician’s guide to evidence –based practice” Elsevier Publications 2006.
Abbott Lecturer (2004) to the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland.
Founder and National Director of MSc Aanaesthesia NUI/RCSI 2002-5.