June 2019 | Meitheamh 2019

UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway 2018/2019

Tue, 25 June 19 11:27

The UCD School of Medicine has announced appointments and promotions under the 2018/2019 UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway, our adjunct academic appointments scheme which is designed to recognise the contributions to our programmes by associated clinical staff.

The UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway was introduced in 2008 as a mechanism to recognise the many hospital consultants, general practitioners, radiographers, advanced paramedics and other clinical staff who support our teaching and/or research programmes.

During this academic year, a total of 78 applications have been received comprising 39 first time appointments, 30 applications for promotion and 9 individuals seeking re-appointment at the same academic rank.

Of the 30 applications for advancement under the UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway, 20 individuals were successfully promoted to a higher academic rank comprising:

  • 10 UCD Assistant Clinical Professor/Clinical Lecturers advanced to the rank of UCD Associate Clinical Professor (with 7 individuals remaining unchanged)
  • 6 UCD Associate Clinical Professors were successful in their promotion to the rank of UCD Clinical Professor (with 3 individuals remaining at the same academic rank).
  • A single UCD Associate Clinical Professor was determined to meet the benchmark for UCD Full Clinical Professor.
  • 3 UCD Clinical Professors were promoted to the rank of UCD Full Clinical Professor.

Following the completion of the 2018/2019 appointments and promotions there are 659 current appointments under the UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway comprising:

Academic RankNo. of Appointees
UCD Full Clinical Professor 30
UCD Clinical Professor 82
UCD Associate Clinical Professor 198
UCD Assistant Clinical Professor/Clinical Lecturer 349

UCD Clinical Professors

During 2018/2019, four individuals were appointed as UCD Full Clinical Professor, the highest academic rank in the adjunct appointment scheme bringing the total of appointees at this rank to 30.  Appointees include:

  • Prof Charles Gallagher, consultant respiratory physician at St Vincent’s University Hospital
  • Prof Margaret Hannan, consultant microbiologist at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
  • Prof John Hegarty, consultant gastroenterologist at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
  • Prof Des Winter, consultant surgeon at St Vincent’s University Hospital

Appointed (or re-appointed) at the academic rank of UCD Clinical Professor were:

  • Prof Mary Clarke, consultant psychiatrist at the St John of God Hospital
  • Prof Des Cox, consultant in paediatric respiratory medicine at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin
  • Prof Helen Fenlon, consultant radiologist at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
  • Prof Eric Heffernan, consultant radiologist at St Vincent’s University Hospital
  • Prof Peter MacMahon, consultant radiologist at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
  • Prof Conan McCaul, consultant anaesthetist at St Vincent’s University Hospital
  • Prof John Murray, consultant radiologist at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
  • Prof Sarah Rogers, retired consultant dermatologist formerly at St Vincent’s University Hospital
  • Prof Martin White, consultant neonatologist at Coombe Women’s & Infant’s University Hospital

About the UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway

The School is highly dependent on clinicians within our affiliated teaching hospitals, acute, general and specialist hospitals and within primary care centres, to deliver the clinical training component of our education programmes and to help drive our biomedical and clinical research programmes.

Clinician engagement in University business is greatly facilitated by having a formal adjunct appointment which allows them access a variety of academic supports and resources.  Hence in 2008, the School introduced the UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway scheme to provide formal university acknowledgement of these contributions to academic activities, recognising that many clinicians contribute strongly despite having no protected academic time.

There have been a total of 1,138 applications under the UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway over the 12 years that the scheme has been in operation.

A full list of adjunct academic appointments (including Newman Clinical Professors, non-clinical adjuncts and visiting academic staff) is available here.