About Us

The Department of General Practice (GP) at UCC was established in June 1997, with the appointment of Professor Colin Bradley to the Chair. Prof Bradley led the GP department until his retirement in 2022 when he was succeeded by Professor Emma Wallace. The GP Department has numerous teaching and research interests, and takes an active role in supporting and developing GPs and primary care professionals.

Our aim is to improve health and healthcare through the strengthening and development of primary care services, supporting the training and continuing professional development of GPs and primary care professionals, and contributing to the national and international primary care research agenda.

We are responsible for the delivery of GP teaching for undergraduate medical students, delivering teaching and assessment in three of the five years of the medical undergraduate programme. This includes the provision of GP clinical placements for medical students. We also teach on the BSc in Public Health, Nurse/Midwife Prescriber course and the Masters in Health Professions Education. 

The GP Department has active research interests in the areas of evidence-based chronic disease management, medicines optimisation, multimorbidity management, risk prediction of adverse health outcomes and older person care (especially in the management of dementia). 

Our postgraduate programmes are specifically designed to suit the busy GP or primary care healthcare professional. We provide a supportive learning environment and a range of educational opportunities for postgraduates whether they are registered for a PhD/MD or enrolled on any of our accredited CPD modules and short courses. 


Please direct all undergraduate student, and general administrative queries to departmental administrators Eilis Murphy/Miriam Maume GP@ucc.ie or by telephone: +353 (0) 21 4901572.  You can contact other staff members using details from their staff profiles.

The Department of General Practice staff are based in the Western Gateway Building on the UCC campus and the main departmental office is room 2.41.  Directions for visitors travelling by car, on foot, or by air along with detailed maps can be found on the UCC visitors' webpages here

Department of General Practice

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Room 2.41 Western Gateway, T12 XF62