Deanery Liaison Officers

Deanery Liaison Officer Initiative

Deanery Liaison Officer Initiative

The Trainee Committee represents the Trainee voice within the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland and aims to improve the standard of training in Psychiatry around the country, and the experience of training itself. There have been significant changes in training over the past number of years, including, but not limited to, the development of the training curriculum, the Irish clinical exam, streamlined training and pre-defined rotations.

The Trainee Committee are of the view that it is imperative that Trainees nationally are kept abreast of any changes to training in a timely fashion. It is understandable that Trainees may have questions about these changes, and need support with these queries external to their Training Centre or Deanery. The Trainee Committee wish to improve two-way communication between the Committee itself and Trainees nationally and thus have created the Deanery Liaison Officer (DLO) Initiative.

A member of the Trainee Committee will now act as nominated DLO for each of the nine Deaneries of Training in Psychiatry. Each DLO is named point of contact for Trainees or NCHDs in CPD-SS posts (registered with the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland for PCS) in each Deanery, accessible through the administrator for the Trainee Committee in the College.

Please see below for details of your relevant Trainee Committee Deanery Liaison Officer.
Please forward any queries to Ms Vivienne Keeley at vkeeley@irishpsychiatry.ie.

DEANERY VICE-DEAN TC DEANERY LIAISON OFFICER
NUIG Prof Colm McDonald Dr Sonn Patel
NUIG/RCSI Dr Geraldine McCarthy Dr Sonn Patel
RCSI Prof David Cotter Dr Sujesha Navanathan
TCD Dr Gavin Rush Dr Rebecca Conlan-Trant
TCD Dr Paul Scully Dr Aoife O’Callaghan
UCC Dr Karen O’Connor Dr Kieran Doherty
UCD/MMUH Dr Angela Noonan Dr Deshwinder Sidhu
UCD/SVUH Prof Mary Clarke Dr Vishnu Pradeep
UL Dr John McFarland  Dr Kevin Lally