Staff at Department of Physiology

There are currently eleven full-time academic staff in the Department of Physiology working together with a committed team of administrative and technical staff to ensure efficient and robust delivery of teaching and research programmes.

Academic Staff

Head and Chair of Physiology

Prof Ken O'Halloran BSc, PhD


Emeritus Professor

Prof Edward James Johns BSc, PhD, DSc 


Senior Lecturers

Dr Patrick Harrison BSc, PhD

Dr. John Mackrill BSc, PhD

Dr Niall Hyland BSc, PhD



Dr Mohammed Abdulla BSc, MSc, PhD 

Dr Ahmad Ahmeda  MBChBPhD (on leave of absence)

Dr Vincent Healy BSC, PhD

Dr Eric Lucking BSc, Phd

Dr Farouk Hazim Markos BSc, PhD

Dr Dervla O'Malley BSc, PhD

Dr Julie O'Neill BSc, PhD

Dr Mark Rae BSc,PhD

Dr. Therese Ruane-O'Hora RGN,BSc, PhD





Administrative Staff

Name: Mrs Nora O'Donovan

Position: Senior Executive Assistant

Tel: 00353 (0)21 4205866

Email: /

Job Share (0.5 FTE)

Name: Ms Nicola Redmond

Position: Senior Executive Assistant

Tel: 353 (0)21 4205866

Email: /

Job Share (0.5 FTE)

Technical Staff

‌Name: Mr K. Mc Donnell

Position: Senior Technical Officer

Tel: 00353 (0)21 4205868


‌Name: Mr T Mulviihill

Position: Senior Technical Officer

Tel: 353 (0)21 4205873


Name: Ms Miriam. O Sullivan  BSc, MSc

Position: Senior Technical Officer

Tel: 353 (0)21 4205868


Name: Dr Marcella Burke

Position: Senior Technical Officer

Tel : 353(0)214205347

‌Name: Dr Greg Jasionek

Position: Senior Technical Officer

Tel: 353 (0)21 4205870


Name : Ms Jackie Maguire

Position : Senior Laboratory Assistant

Tel : 353(0) 214205867


Postgraduate Students


Student Surname Student Forename Lead Department E- mail-Phone
Burns David Patrick Physiology
Drummond Sarah Elizabeth Physiology
Kaar Aidan Physiology
Mention Karen Physiology
O'Brien Rebecca Physiology
O'Connor Karen Mairead Physiology & Anatomy
Wright Fergus Hugh Physiology 1405/1401
Baclaocos  Janinah  Biochem. & Cell Biology 1405
Murphy Kevin Physiology
Jaisimha Anirudh Pharmacol. & Theurapeutics 5430
Sara   Marabeh Physiology
Kimberley Stephenson Physiology  
Leacy Jack Physiology


Research Fellows

Dr Kader Cavusogludoran 0214205866
Dr Fiona McDonald 021 420 5866
Dr David Sanz 021 490 1401(lab) 021 490 1403 (office)
Dr Limian Zheng 0214901401(lab)021 4901403(office)


Physiology Department


Western Gateway Building Western Road University College Cork