Human Resources


Barry O’Brien is the Director of Human Resources, having spent over 38 years working in the Irish Public Health system.  Originally from Skibbereen, Barry studied nursing in his early career and transferred to the administration and human resources arena in the early 1980s, progressing to the role of National Director of Human Resources for the Health Service Executive.  Barry joined UCC in 2015 and leads the Human Resources team, comprising HR Business, Central Services, Staff Development & Welfare, Strategy & Organisational Development, and Employee Relations. 

In his spare time Barry enjoys sport particularly golf, is married to Mary and has two daughters – Karen and Gillian. 



Barry O' Brien

Contact Details:


Director of Human Resources

University College Cork

Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh

College Road, Cork T12 K8AF