MB, BCh, BAO, University College Dublin (1992)
USMLE Parts I / II (1995 / 1993)
PhD in Neurological Studies (UCL, 2003)
CCST in Neurology (UK, 2004)
FAHA - International Fellow (2018)
MRCP London - Collegiate Member (2019)
1999-2002: Clinical Research Fellow, Stroke Research Group, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology (ION), London, UK
2002-2004: SpR in Neurology, Department of Neurology, The Royal Free Hospital / National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery / ION, London, UK
2004-2005: Clinical Senior Lecturer / Honorary Consultant Neurologist, Royal Free Campus, ION / Royal Free and Chase Farm Hospitals, London, UK
Nov-Dec 2005: Acute Stroke Thrombolysis Fellowship, Calgary Stroke Program, Canada
2006 to date: Honorary Senior Lecturer in Clinical Neurosciences, Royal Free Campus, ION, London, UK
2006 to date: Consultant Neurologist, Dept. of Neurology, TUH 2007-2011: Clinical Senior Lecturer in Neurology, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin (TCD)
2011-2020: Clinical Associate Professor in Neurology, Academic Unit of Neurology, School of Medicine, TCD
2020 to date: Clinical Professor in Neurology, Academic Unit of Neurology, School of Medicine, TCD
Achievements (since 2006)
Establishment of and Co-Director of a daily, one-stop ‘Rapid Access Stroke Prevention (RASP)’ service, which is run in close collaboration with colleagues in ARHC/Stroke Medicine, Vascular Surgery, Radiology and Cardiology.
Establishment and Chairperson of a weekly Neurovascular Multi-Disciplinary Team meeting at TUH.
Instrumental in Clinical and Academic Neurology/Stroke Medicine development, training & education in Ireland and internationally, including promotion of innovative, personalised care of TIA/Stroke and General Neurology patients.
Successfully supervised 4 PhDs and 2 MScs in Clinical Neurosciences at TCD, was the supervising Vascular Neurologist for a HRB-funded Physiotherapy Fellow/PhD student at UCD, and currently supervising 1 further PhD student and 1 MSc student at TUH/TCD. Also successfully supervised a HRB-funded student, and numerous NCHDs in health services research & audit projects.
Membership of several advisory groups, including Treasurer of the Irish Heart Foundation, Council on Stroke (2010 to date), ‘Regional Stroke Neurology Lead’, HSE Dublin Midlands Region (2010 to date), the Irish National Clinical Advisory Group (CAG) on Stroke Medicine (2012 to date), and Chairperson of the RCPI/HSE National Stroke Programme’s Research and Education Committee (2018 to date).
HRB–Stroke Clinical Trials Network, Ireland, Network Lead Investigator at TUH / TCD.
Chairperson of the registered charity, The Vascular Neurology Research Foundation (VNRF.ie).