School Management & Organisation

Key Management Structures

A‌cademic Units

School Organisational Chart - About the School - High Level Academic Units

Head of School

Professor Patrick Murray is Dean of Medicine and Head of School. He chairs the Medicine Programmes Board, the School Executive Management Committee and an eight-person School Management Team. Professor Murray is supported by five Associate Deans, six Academic Section Leaders and Heads of Subject.

School Executive Management Committee

The School Executive Management Committee is the most senior representative group within the School.  Chaired by the Dean of Medicine/Head of School, this committee comprises Associate Deans, representatives from each of the academic sections and the main research groups as well as senior administrative staff from across the School and its various programme areas.  The School Executive Management Committee currently comprises:

NameTitle
Ms Elaine Bourke Human Resources Partner, College of Health & Agricultural Sciences
Prof Ronan Cahill Deputy Section Leader, Surgery & Surgical Specialties
Assoc Prof Marguerite Clyne Associate Dean, Research & Innovation
Prof Walter Cullen Director of Quality Improvement
Prof Denis Cusack Section Leader, General Practice and Forensic & Legal Medicine
Ms Nadia D’Alton Director, Medicine Programmes Office 
Assoc Prof Suzanne Donnelly Associate Dean, Programmes & Educational Innovation
Assoc Prof Patrick Felle Associate Dean, International Relations
Prof Catherine Godson Director, Diabetes Research Centre
Mr Paul Harkin Director of Strategic Development
Prof Michael Keane Section Leader, Medicine & Medical Science
Prof Mary King Professor of Paediatrics
Prof Fionnuala McAuliffe Section Leader, Women’s & Children’s Health
Prof Paul McLoughlin Section Leader, Biomedical Science 
Dr Jonathan McNulty Associate Dean, Graduate Taught Studies
Prof Patrick Murray Dean of Medicine & Head of School
Prof Ronan O’Connell Section Leader, Surgery & Surgical Sciences
Assoc Prof Yvonne O’Meara Deputy Section Leader, Medicine & Medical Specialties
Assoc Prof Dermot Power DAMC, Director of Postgraduate Education 
Assoc Prof Louise Rainford Section Leader, Diagnostic Imaging 
Prof Owen Smith Professor of Paediatric & Adolescent Medicine
Prof Cormac Taylor Research Leader, Biomedical Science 
Prof Bill Watson Research Leader, Biomedical Science 

The School Executive Management Committee is supported by Ms Kasia Gaughan, School Office Manager.

School Management Team

The School Management Team guides the day-to-day coordination of School activities and prepares agenda items for the School Executive Management Committee. The School Management Team currently comprises:

NameTitle
Prof Patrick Murray Dean of Medicine & Head of School
Prof Paul McLoughlin Section Leader, Biomedical Science & Deputy Head
Prof Catherine Godson Director, Diabetes Complications Research Centre
Prof Walter Cullen Director of Quality
Prof Louise Rainford Associate Dean, Radiography
Dr Suzanne Donnelly Associate Dean, Programmes & Educational Innovation
Dr Jonathan McNulty Associate Dean, Graduate Studies
Dr Marguerite Clyne Associate Dean, Research, Innovation & Impact
Dr Patrick Felle Associate Dean, International Relations
Dr Cliona McGovern Director of Admissions
Ms Nadia D’Alton Director, Medicine Programmes Office 
Mr Paul Harkin Director, Strategic Development
Ms Kasia Gaughan School Office Manager

 The School Management Team is support by Ms Liz Hannon, PA to the Dean & Head of School.

 

Strategic Development Advisory Group

A Strategic Development Advisory Group has been established to guide the Dean and the School Executive Management Committee on various specified items.  The Group aims to develop responses to important strategic developments opportunities for consideration by the School leadership.

Name
Mr Paul Harkin (Chair)
Prof Brendan Drumm
Prof Fionnuala McAuliffe
Prof Paul McLoughlin
Prof Ronan Cahill
Prof Walter Cullen
Associate Prof Marguerite Clyne
Associate Prof Suzanne Donnelly
Associate Prof Louise Rainford

The SDAG reports to the Dean of Medicine/Head of School.

Teaching & Learning Strategy Group

The School has established a Teaching & Learning Strategy Group comprising educational leads across all subject areas and education development support staff from across the School.

Following the appointment of Associate Professor Suzanne Donnelly as Associate Dean for Programmes & Educational Innovation and  Dr Jonathan McNulty as Associate Dean for Graduate Taught Studies, the work of this committee is being reviewed to align it with the School's key educational strategic objectives.

Research, Innovation & Impact Group

The School has established a Research, Innovation & Impact Group (RIIG) chaired by Associate Professor Marguerite Clyne and with representatives from each academic section across the School. The group is a consultative forum which aims to guide the development of the School's research strategy and inform development initiatives.  Current membership includes:

  • Associate Professor Marguerite Clyne (Chair)
  • Prof Cormac Taylor
  • Prof Denis Shields
  • Prof Fionnuala McAuliffe
  • Prof Walter Cullen
  • Dr Amanda McCann
  • Dr Helen Gallagher
  • Dr Louise Rainford
  • Dr Marcus Butler
  • Dr Peter Doran
  • Dr Tom Flanagan
  • (Surgery Representative to be advised)

The RIIG Reports to the School Management Team and contains a number of member of both the School Management Team and the School's Executive Management Committee.  Over coming weeks, the group will articulate its key projects and initiatives and it welcomes feedback from across the School's extensive research community.

Academic Support

Administration staff are deployed in a series of teams aligned to support the School’s key academic functions; including the Programme Office, School Office, Research Office, Dean’s Office & Development Teams on the Belfield campus as well as two teams (Eccles and Merrion teams) who coordinate student and staff supports across clinical sites.

Technical staff are deployed across the School to support specialist teaching and research activities and include technical staff who support audio-visual and information technology, anatomy dissection laboratories & our Body Donation programme, as well as pathology and physiology laboratories.  Technical staff are also integrated with research teams across all School sites.

Academic Support Units

 

About the School - Academic Support Structures - Organisational Chart - Level 2

Wider University Context

The School operates with executive authority within the College of Health and Agricultural Sciences, which includes:

The School is a principal stakeholder in several multi-disciplinary research centres including the Systems Biology Ireland.  We participate in thematic research programmes across the University and lead UCD representation on numerous national and international research collaborations (Molecular Medicine Ireland, Dublin Centre for Clinical Research, etc).