Public Health

Welcome to the School of Public Health

Our Vision

Our vision is to be at the heart of society‚Äôs organised efforts to prevent disease and to protect and promote the health and wellbeing of the population. We do this by studying:

  • The causes of disease and the factors that promote good health

  • New technologies and other ways to promote health and prevent disease

  • The best way to deliver health services

We have a range of excellent programmes on offer - undergraduate and postgraduate - through to PhD level.  

The School of Public Health also has a highly active research programme. 

Please contact us if you require any additional information. 

Semester 1 - Academic Year 2020/2021

We would like to welcome new and returning students to the School and acknowledge that Semester 1 will be unlike previous semesters.

Following a Government directive issued on 25/09/20, UCC, along with all universities in the country, introduced enhanced public health protection measures from Monday, 28 September 2020. This means all lectures will be delivered online, to the maximum extent possible, for a two week period to the 9th October 2020.

Please check Canvas and your email for updates from your Module Coordinators.

We Are Here to Help

We want to ensure that all of our students have access to assistance should they require it and we are very happy to answer any queries you may have. Simply email the relevant contact below:


BSc Public Health Sciences Contacts:

Programme Director, Dr. Janas Harrington,

Senior Programme Coordinator, Ms. Tara O'Connell,


Master of Public Health Contacts:

Programme Director, Dr. Zubair Kabir, 

Programme Coordinator, Ms. Emily Lynch,

MSc Occupational Health Contacts:

Programme Director, Dr. Birgit Greiner, 

Programmes Manager, Ms. Michelle Syron,

PG Cert in Infection Prevention and Control Contact:

Dr. Maura Smiddy,

We wish you all a safe and succesful 2020/21 here in UCC.

Best Wishes, 

Professor Ivan Perry,

Dean, School of Public Health 

School of Public Health

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