Project manager, Career-Fit Fellow

Dr Waleed Faisal

HRB Emerging Investigator for Health

Dr Piotr Kowalski

Teacher Practitioners

The School of Pharmacy is delighted to have the expertise of Teacher Practitioners who enhance student learning by bringing their day to day experience of pharmacy life into the classroom in such a coherent and learning friendly manner.    Please meet these Teacher Practitioners:

Ms Lisa Buckley

Dr Maria Donovan

Ms Ruth McCarthy

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr Monique Mendonça

Dr Jennifer Shearer

Instructional Designer

Ms Rebecca Leigh

Technical Staff

Chief Technical Officer:   Dr. Michael Cronin

Senior Technical Officer: Dr. Ken Devine

Technical Officer: Dr. Fatma Farag

Senior Technical Officer: Ms. Aine Healy


School Manager: Noreen Moynihan

Senior Executive Assistant: Kathleen Williamson

Executive Assistant: Aisha Murphy

MSc in Clinical Pharmacy contributing practitioners


  • Anne-Marie Tobin, Consultant Dermatologist, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin and Clinical Lead National Clinical Programme in Dermatology, HSE
  • Grant Carroll, National Cancer Control Programme, Ireland
  • John Waterstone, Waterstone Clinic, Cork
  • Derina Byrne, Senior Pharmacist, Mercy University Hospital, Cork
  • Martin Buckley, Consultant Gastroenterologist/Physician at Mercy University Hospital and Senior Lecturer in Clinical Medicine at University College Cork.
  • Ronan Quirke, Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Pharmacy, UCC
  • Liam Plant, Clinical Professor in Renal Medicine, Cork University Hospital; Vice Dean for Clinical & Strategic Partnerships, UCC
  • Susan Murray, Kidney Centre, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin
  • Claire Keane, Pharmacy Department, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin
  • Brian Sweeney, Neurologist, Cork University Hospital /School of Medicines, UCC
  • Shirley Guerin, Pharmacy Department, St. Marys Hospital, Dublin
  • Maeve Durkan, Endocrinologist, Bon Secours Hospital, Cork
  • Peter Duddy, Pharmacy Department, The Coombe Women’s Hospital, Dublin
  • Aisling O’Leary, National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin
  • Mala Shah, Pharmacy Department, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Adjunct Clinical Senior Lecturer, School of Pharmacy, UCC
  • Stephen P. Power, Clinical Fellow, Joint Department of Medical Imaging, Mount Sinai Hospital and University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
  • Ciara Kirke, Clinical Lead, Medication Safety, HSE Quality Improvement Division
  • Muriel Pate, Medication Safety Specialist Pharmacist, HSE Quality Improvement Division
  • Marie Keane, Department of Pharmacy, University Hospital Limerick
  • Norma Harnedy, National Liaison Pharmacist, HSE Addiction Services
  • Nicola Ronan, Bantry General Hospital
  • Ciara O’Riordan, Pharmacy Department, Cork University Hospital
  • Martin Kantchev, MPSI, MSc Clinical Pharmacy, affiliated to the School of Pharmacy, UCC
  • Paul Ryan, General Practitioner, Cork
  • Niamh O’Connell, Pharmacy Department, SIVUH, Cork
  • Aileen Barry, Pharmacy Department, Marymount Hospice, Cork
  • Anne-Marie Maher, MPSI, MSc Clinical Pharmacy, affiliated to the School of Pharmacy, UCC
  • Michael Curtin, Senior Clinical Pharmacist, Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) at temple Street.

School of Pharmacy


Cavanagh Pharmacy Building Room UG06 University College Cork