May 2018 | Bealtaine 2018

UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway 2017/2018

Wed, 9 May 18 11:44

The UCD School of Medicine is pleased to report the outcome of the 2017/2018 UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway adjunct appointment process.  A total of 74 applications were received under the School’s adjunct academic appointment process comprising 44 first time applicants and 30 applications for re-appointment or promotion.  Following these appointments, the School’s adjunct clinical faculty now extends to 605 hospital consultants, general medical practitioners, radiographers and paramedics from across 32 clinical sites, a nationwide general practice network, community mental health services as well as the National Ambulance Service and Dublin Fire Brigade.   

As a School, we are highly dependent on clinicians within our affiliated teaching hospitals, acute, general and specialist hospitals and within primary care centres to support the delivery of 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.  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.

The School is delighted to announce that the following individuals have been appointed to the rank of UCD Full Clinical Professor:

  • Prof John S Lambert, Medicine, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
  • Prof Dermot Malone, Radiology, St Vincent’s University Hospital
  • Prof Fionnuala Ní Áinle, Haematology, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

Among those appointed to, or confirmed at the rank of UCD Clinical Professor were:

  • Prof Áine Carroll, Rehabilitation Medicine, National Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Prof Kevin Carson, Paediatric Anaesthesia, Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street
  • Prof Conor Collins, Radiology, St Vincent’s University Hospital
  • Prof Philip Charles Dodd, Psychiatry, St Michael’s House, Glasnevin
  • Prof Aurélie Fabre, Histopathology, St Vincent’s University Hospital
  • Prof David Keegan, Ophthalmology, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
  • Prof Aisling Mulligan, Psychiatry, HSE Dublin North City & County CAMHS
  • Prof Colin O’Gara, Psychiatry, St John of God Hospital, Stillorgan
  • Prof Patrick Twomey, Chemical Pathology, St Vincent’s University Hospital

Among the 44 first time appointees in the 2017/2018 scheme, 20 were appointed at UCD Assistant Clinical Professor/UCD Clinical Lecturer and 24 were appointed at UCD Associate Clinical Professor.  Of those applying for advancement to higher academic rank under the UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway, 24 of 28 promotion applications (86%) were successful with four applications recommended for continued appointment at the same academic rank.  14 UCD Assistant Clinical Professors were advanced to UCD Associate Clinical Professor rank and one UCD Assistant Clinical Professor was recommended for appointment as UCD Clinical Professor (i.e. advancement by two ranks).  Six UCD Associate Clinical Professors were advanced to UCD Clinical Professor rank and one UCD Associate Clinical Professor was recommended for appointment at UCD Full Clinical Professor (i.e. advancement by two ranks) ; Two UCD Clinical Professors were recommended for appointment at UCD Full Clinical Professor (i.e. advancement by one rank) and two were recommended for continued appointment at the existing academic rank.  A single applicant was recommended for appointment via the UCD Visiting Academic scheme on the basis that this individual now holds a substantive academic appointment at another Irish University.

The UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway deliberations were conducted by an academic Review Panel comprising members of the School, other UCD Schools and other Irish Medical Schools.  The formal School report on the review was accepted by the College of Health & Agricultural Sciences and details of appointments and promotions will be forwarded to UCD Human Resources to update the official University records.

As part of our commitment to gender equality, we note that, consistent with previous years, approximately 30% of applicants were female.  An analysis of promotion outcomes by gender after the conclusion of the review process does not indicate any differences in promotion outcome by gender.  It is noted that the number of applications for promotion by males was 2.5 times greater than that from females.  This ratio is consistent with the total eligible adjunct population which currently stands at 29% female and 71% male.

More Information

A full list of the appointments and re-appointments made under the UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway 2017/2018 scheme can be found here. List of Appointments under the UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway 2017/2018 scheme 

A full list of all current UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway appointees can be found here. Register of UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway Appointments