Professor Molly Byrne

Professor Molly Byrne

CDP-CDP Programme Director
Professor of Health Psychology, School of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Galway

Professor Molly Byrne is the Programme Director of the CDP-CDP. She is Professor of Health Psychology at the School of Psychology in NUI Galway.

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Professor Patricia Kearney

Professor Patricia Kearney

CDP-CDP Programme Co-Director
Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University College Cork

Patricia is Professor of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, University College Cork.

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Ms Valerie Parker

Ms Valerie Parker

CDP-CDP Programme Manager
National University of Ireland, Galway

Valerie Parker is Programme Manager for the CDP-CDP.

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Dr Claire Buckley

Dr Claire Buckley

CDP-CDP Core Partner
Health Service Executive and University College Cork

Dr Claire Buckley is a Consultant in Public Health Medicine on the National Integrated Care Programme for the Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease within the HSE and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Health in UCC.

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Professor Seán F. Dinneen

Professor Seán F. Dinneen

CDP-CDP Core Partner
Health Service Executive and National University of Ireland, Galway

Professor Seán F. Dinneen, MD, MSc, FRCPI is the National Lead for the Diabetes Clinical Programme; HSE Consultant Endocrinologist, Galway University Hospitals; and Professor of Diabetic Medicine, National University of Ireland, Galway.

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Dr Grainne Donoghue

Dr Grainne Donoghue

CDP-CDP Core Partner
School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, University College Dublin

Dr Grainne Donoghue's research interests lie in exercise promotion and prescription for clinical populations, determinants of physical activity and sedentary behaviour and ‘real life’ interventions to address inactivity and excess sitting time in preclinical and clinical groups (obesity, pre-diabetes, chronic low back pain).

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Dr Vera McCarthy

Dr Vera McCarthy

CDP-CDP Core Partner
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork

Dr Vera Mc Carthy is a Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC, and holds a PhD in Occupational Epidemiology, where the focus of her doctoral work was on psychosocial and physiological job characteristics and negative health outcomes including chronic illness (cardiovascular disease).

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Professor Bill McEvoy

Professor Bill McEvoy

CDP-CDP Core Partner
National University of Ireland, Galway; University College Hospital Galway; and National Institute for Preventive Cardiology (NIPC).

Dr. J. William ("Bill") McEvoy MB BCh BAO, MEd, MHS, FRCPI is Professor of Preventive Cardiology at the National University of Ireland, Galway campus, and a Consultant Cardiologist at University College Hospital Galway. He also serves as Medical and Research Director of the National Institute for Preventive Cardiology (NIPC).

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Dr Sheena McHugh

Dr Sheena McHugh

CDP-CDP Core Partner
School of Public Health, University College Cork

Dr Sheena McHugh is a Senior Lecturer and health services researcher at the School of Public Health. Her primary areas of interest are implementation science, quality improvement and chronic disease management.

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Dr Jenny Mc Sharry

Dr Jenny Mc Sharry

CDP-CDP Core Partner
School of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Galway

Dr Jenny Mc Sharry is a chartered Health Psychologist and lecturer in the School of Psychology at NUI Galway.

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Dr Oonagh Meade

Dr Oonagh Meade

CDP-CDP Core Partner
School of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Galway

Dr. Oonagh Meade is a Postdoctoral Researcher and Honorary Research Lecturer working within the Health Behaviour Change Research Group at the School of Psychology at NUI Galway.

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Professor Andrew Murphy

Professor Andrew Murphy

CDP-CDP Core Partner
School of Medicine, National University of Ireland, Galway

Professor Andrew W Murphy has been foundation Professor of General Practice since 1997 and has been responsible, with many others notably Maureen Kelly, Noirin Fitzgerald and Peter Cantillon, for developing under-graduate education in general practice and post graduate education in primary care in the University and region. He is also a general practitioner principal, with Drs Brendan Day, Eamon Twomey and Liam O’Reilly, in a semi-rural practice in Turloughmore, County Galway.

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Dr Sharleen O'Reilly

Dr Sharleen O'Reilly

CDP-CDP Core Partner
School of Agriculture and Food Science, University College Dublin

Dr. Sharleen O'Reilly (BSc, PhD, RD) is a CORU Registered Dietitian and Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Food Science at UCD.

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Professor John Browne

Professor John Browne

CDP-CDP Associated Partner
School of Public Health, UCC and HRB SPHeRE Programme

Professor John Browne is a senior health researcher at UCC, and is co-director for the HRB SPHeRE Programme.

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Dr Susan Connolly

Dr Susan Connolly

CDP-CDP Associated Partner
Western Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland

Dr. Susan Connolly serves as a a consultant cardiologist with the Western Health and Social Care Trust, N. Ireland.

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Dr Sarah Cotterill

Dr Sarah Cotterill

CDP-CDP Associated Partner
School of Health Sciences, University of Manchester, UK

Dr Sarah Cotterill is a senior researcher at the School of Health Sciences, University of Manchester, UK.

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Ms Noeleen Fallon

Ms Noeleen Fallon

CDP-CDP Associated Partner
Irish Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation (IACR)

Ms Noeleen Fallon is president of the Irish Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation (IACR).

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Dr Kate Gajewska

Dr Kate Gajewska

CDP-CDP Associated Partner
Diabetes Ireland

Dr Kate Gajewska is Clinical Manager for Advocacy and Research with Diabetes Ireland.

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Ms Margaret Humphreys

Ms Margaret Humphreys

CDP-CDP Associated Partner
Health Service Executive

Ms Margaret Humphreys is National Lead of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support, Office of the National Clinical Advisor, and Group Lead for Chronic Disease, HSE.

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Mr Neil Johnson

Mr Neil Johnson

CDP-CDP Associated Partner
CROI Heart and Stroke Charity

CEO, CROI Heart and Stroke Charity, and National Institute for Prevention & Cardiovascular Health (NIPC)

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Dr Aine Merwick

Dr Aine Merwick

CDP-CDP Associated Partner
Health Service Executive and Cork University Hospital

Dr Aine Merwick is a Consultant Neurologist at Cork University Hospital (CUH).

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Dr Carmel Mullaney

Dr Carmel Mullaney

CDP-CDP Associated Partner
Health Service Executive

Dr Carmel Mullaney is a HSE Director of Public Health in the South-east, and is currently serving as clinical lead for Self-management and Support for Chronic Disease.

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Ms Edel  Murphy

Ms Edel Murphy

CDP-CDP Associated Partner
PPI Ignite@NUIGalway

Edel Murphy is the PPI Ignite @ NUI Galway programme manager.

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Dr Orlaith O'Reilly

Dr Orlaith O'Reilly

CDP-CDP Associated Partner
Health Service Executive

Dr Orlaith O’Reilly is the Clinical Lead for the Integrated Care Programme for the Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease.

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Professor Jonathan Purtle

Professor Jonathan Purtle

CDP-CDP Associated Partner
School of Public Health, Drexel University, USA.

Professor Jonathan Purtle is a senior researcher and assistant professor in Health Management and Policy at the School of Public Health, Drexel University, USA.

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Professor Falko Sniehotta

Professor Falko Sniehotta

CDP-CDP Associated Partner
Universities of Newcastle (UK) and Twente (The Netherlands).

Falko Sniehotta is Professor of Health Psychology & Behavioural Medicine at the Universities of Newcastle (UK) and Twente (The Netherlands), and Director of the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Behavioural Science (UK).

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