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

NUIG Prof Colm McDonald Dr Sara Burke
NUIG/RCSI Dr Geraldine McCarthy Dr Sujesha Navanathan/ Deshwinder Sidhu
RCSI Prof David Cotter Dr Eimear Counihan
TCD Dr Paul Scully Dr Caroline Synnott
TCD Dr Gavin Rush Dr Ciara O’Connor
UCC Dr Karen O’Connor Dr Sean Crowley
UCD/MMUH Dr Gearoid Moynihan Dr Rona Hunt
UCD/SVUH Prof Mary Clarke Dr Faye Carrington
UL Dr John McFarland Dr Basil Matti