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Pillar Team

Meet our Team

Meet the Pillar Team

The Pillar Centre Team

Prof Brendan Kinsley

Prof Kinsley is a Consultant Endocrinologist at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (MMUH) and Coombe Women and Children’s University Hospital.

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Erin Daly
Operations Manager

Erin has more than 12 years of experience in a Healthcare setting, in both the Private and Public sector, in a primary care setting as well as that of a level 4 teaching hospital.

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Una Cunningham
Chair of Health and Social Care Professions Directorate, Health & Social Care Directorate, Transformation Office

Prof Joseph Duggan
Director of Education

Consultant in Geriatric Medicine

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Ms Shirley Potter
Director of Research

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon

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Prof Joseph Butler
Director of Research

Consultant Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon.

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Mr Seamus Morris
Director of Innovation

Mr Morris was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon to the Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Tallaght in 2007 before taking up his current post at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in 2013.

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Siobhan Manning
Innovation Manager

Siobhan has fourteen years’ experience working in diverse roles across the Mater Hospital. Having begun as a Speech & Language Therapist, she has an indepth understanding of clinical practice and patient needs. During her time in Speech & Language Therapy, she spent five years as Practice Tutor, which involved coordinating and delivering onsite clinical training for students, lecturing and working closely with HEIs.

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Paula Oragano

Paula has worked in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital for the past 7 years. She has held posts in the HR department, Medical Secretary in the Cardiology Department and was administrator the Mater Lean Academy before joining the Pillar Centre for Transformative Healthcare in 2017

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Prof Ronan Cahill
Professor of Surgery MMUH and UCD

Ronan Cahill is a Professor of Surgery and is Director of the Centre for Precision Surgery, UCD and the Digital Surgery Unit, MMUH.

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Prof Peter Doran
Scientific Director, Clinical Research Centre at University College Dublin

Prof. Peter Doran is the Associate Dean for Research, Innovation and Impact at the UCD School of Medicine, Director of the Ireland East Hospital Group research network and Director of the UCD Clinical Research Centre (CRC).

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Dr Cian McDermott
Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Cian McDermott works as a Consultant in Emergency Medicine in the Mater University Hospital in Dublin in Ireland.

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Dr Tomas Breslin
Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Dr Breslin graduated from Trinity College Dublin. He trained as a General Practitioner initially and then went on to complete…

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Prof Conor Shields
Consultant colorectal and general surgeon

Conor Shields is a consultant colorectal and general surgeon at the Mater Hospital, and Associate Clinical Professor UCD. 

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