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Senior Research fellow, Programme leader & lecturer

Emma graduated with an honours degree in Medicine from University College Dublin in 2004. She subsequently completed a four-year general practice (GP) training programme and was awarded Membership of the Irish College of General Practitioners (MICGP) in 2009. She continues to work part-time as a GP in North Dublin.

Emma was awarded a Research Training Fellowship for Health Professionals by the HRB in 2012 and completed the national four-year Health Research Board (HRB) Structured Population and Health-services and Research Education (SPHeRE) PhD programme. Her thesis was a prospective cohort study examining the prediction of adverse health outcomes in older people attending general practice. Emma’s research interests relate to optimising prescribing and managing multimorbidity in general practice, and she has a particular interest in the use of clinical prediction tools to predict health outcomes.

She has worked as a Clinical Research fellow at the HRB-funded national Centre for Primary Care Research (CPCR) since 2011. The CPCR is led by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) in conjunction with Trinity College Dublin, National University of Ireland, Galway and Queens University, Belfast. In 2016 she commenced the role of Senior Research Fellow of the CPCR, with responsibility for coordinating the centre’s overall programme of research.

Emma also works as a lecturer in the Department of General Practice in RCSI and has completed a Higher Diploma in Clinical Education. She has a particular interest in teaching communication skills following an adverse event or error.