General Practice - Our Team Biographies

Dr Crea Carberry MB MRCGP MMedSc DCH DRCOG 

Dr Crea Carberry studied medicine at UCD and completed her GP training in Southampton.  She joined the Department of Academic General Practice in UCD in 2010 where she is module co-ordinator on a number of modules offered to undergraduate students, both Graduate Entry and Direct Entry.   She is also a practicing GP based the Coombe Family Practice.  Her research interests include medical education.  



Dr Nia Clendennen graduated from UCD, she completed her basic medical training in the Mater Hospital.  She subsequently spent two years in Beaumont Hospital specialising in the area of Infectious Diseases and Sexual Health.  Following this she completed her General Practice training in the UK.  Dr Clendennen returned to UCD in 2013 as a College Lecturer, lecturing on both Community Medicine and Immediate Care programmes.  Dr Clendennen is a practicing General Practitioner, practicing at the Coombe Family Practice.   She has a special interest in Dermatology as well as Infectious Diseases and Sexual Health.  Her research interests include Medical Education.


Dr Claire Connolly MICGP

Dr Claire Connolly studied medicine at University College Cork from where she graduated in 1996.  She initially spent several years working in the area of medicine for the elderly.  She trained as a GP with the Mersey Deanery, Liverpool, graduating in 2006. Dr Connolly joined UCD in 2011, she lectures for the Department of Academic General Practice where she is also responsible for GEM student placements.  She is a practicing GP based in the Windmill Medical Centre, Skeries.  Dr Connolly’s special interests include medical education, dermatology, women’s health and medicine for the elderly.


Dr Ciara McMeel MICGP

Dr Ciara McMeel studied medicine at Trinity College Dublin where she graduated in 1997.  She trained as a GP with the Eastern Regional GP Training Scheme, graduating in 2001. Dr McMeel joined UCD in 2011 as a lecturer, she lectures for both the Department of Academic General Practice and the Centre for Emergency Medical Science.  She is a practicing GP based in the Coombe Family Practice.  Dr McMeel’s research interests include medical education.



Dr Fiona Magee graduated from UCD in 2004. She trained initially in paediatric medicine and was awarded membership of RCPI in child health, and subsequently completed specialist training to qualify as a GP in 2011. She joined the School of Medicine at UCD as a lecturer with Academic General Practice in 2012. Dr Magee spends one day a week in this academic post, which she combines with her clinical work as a GP in Blackrock. She is also involved in postgraduate education in the ICGP where she teaches paediatrics in primary care. Her research to date has focused on medical education.