Ciaran O'Boyle


From 2002-2006 he was Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences with responsibility for strategy and quality assurance and, during this period, he was also a member of the RCSI’s Senior Management Team. He established the first Department of Psychology in an Irish Medical School in 1985, at RCSI, and he has also been a Visiting Professor at the School of Dental Science at Trinity College, Dublin. He is the National Educator for the RCSI Advanced Trauma and Life Support (ATLS) Programme.

Before joining the RCSI, Ciaran was a senior research psychologist and psycho-pharmacologist at the UCD Department of Psychiatry based at St. James’s Hospital in Dublin. He holds BSc in psychology and pharmacology (1978) and a PhD (1983), both from University College Dublin, a Diploma in Theology (2005) from the Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy and a Diploma in Organisational Leadership (2011) from the University of Oxford. His major academic interest is the application of the science of psychology to solving practical problems and he lectures extensively in Ireland and internationally. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers, two books and numerous book chapters.

Ciaran has been a consultant psychologist to public and private sector national and international institutions in the military, aviation, financial services and healthcare sectors. His major interests are in the fields of stress management, human factors, leadership and personal effectiveness, quality of working life, work-life balance and the assessment of patient quality of life.

Ciaran will present at 12.30 on Friday morning. The title of his presentation is 'Coping With Pressure and Fostering Resilience in Challenging Times'.



Ciaran O'Boyle

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Professor of Psychology and Founding Director of the Institute of Leadership



16th Annual IUA HR Conference