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Professor Emma Wallace

Evidence-based Medicine in General Practice:

progress, pitfalls & promise.  


View the Inaugural Lecture Video here



Date and Location:

Wednesday 30th November, 1pm - 2pm 

The lecture took place in BHSCG06 in our Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC.

Link for hybrid lecture: 

No longer available

Lecture Title 

‘Evidence-based Medicine in General Practice: progress, pitfalls & promise’. 


Professor Wallace is a GP and Professor of General Practice in UCC. She previously held positions as Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in General Practice in RCSI Dublin and worked as a GP in Coolock in North Dublin.

Her research focuses on optimising prescribing for people with multimorbidity and ways of predicting risk of adverse health outcomes and emergency admissions. 

Emma is currently Principal Investigator on a Health Research Board (HRB) Emerging Clinician Scientist Award examining problematic polypharmacy in older people and a HRB Applied Partnership Award examining the development and dissemination of evidence updates for GPs. She is a core partner on a HRB Collaborative Doctoral Award programme examining "Right Care" in older people. In 2019, she was the first Irish academic GP awarded the prestigious "Yvonne Carter Award for Outstanding New Researcher " by the UK Society of Academic Primary Care and Royal College of General Practitioners.

Emma is Chair of the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) Quality and Safety in Practice committee, an ICGP Council member, Chair of the Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland (AUDGPI) executive and sits on several international committees. She is a steering committee member for TILDA and the HRB Primary Care Clinical Trials Network. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Comorbidity.

Read more of Prof Wallace's bio and learn about her research interests and publications at the below link.

Prof Wallace's research page.

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