Academic Staff and Researchers

Staff Name Type Subject Area Phone
Gaffney, Dr. Geraldine
Senior Lecturer
Academic Obstetrics And Gynaecology 3680
Morrison, Prof. John
Professor
Academic Obstetrics And Gynaecology 3537
O’Leary, Dr Michael
Clinical Lecturer
Academic Obstetrics And Gynaecology

Professor John J. Morrison  MB BCh, BSc. DCH, FRCOG, FRCPI, MD 
Chairman and Head of Department 
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

E-mail: John.Morrisonnuigalway.ie

Professor Morrison has been in post as Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at National University of Ireland, Galway/ Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at Galway University Hospital since 1997. Before joining the National University of Ireland, Galway he worked at University College London as a Lecturer in  Obstetrics & Gynaecology and  Senior Registrar in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. He completed RCOG sub-specialty training in Feto-Maternal Medicine at University College London Hospitals. Before that he was a clinical Registrar and Research Fellow at University of Cambridge Clinical School, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. He is a Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist with Western Health board at Galway University Hospital and provides a sub-specialty clinical service in Feto-Maternal Medicine.

His main research areas of interest are:  
Myometrial physiology 
Pre-term labour 
Pre-natal diagnosis and high-risk obstetrics

Dr. Geraldine Gaffney  MD, MRCOG, Senior Lecturer

E-mail:  Geraldine.Gaffneynuigalway.ie

Dr. Gaffney qualified at Trinity College Dublin.  She trained in Obstetrics & Gynaecology in Dublin, London and Oxford. She completed RCOG sub-specialty training in Feto-Maternal medicine. She has been a member of the department in Galway since 1998

Her main research areas of interest are: 
Cerebral palsy 
Pre-natal diagnosis 
Maternal disease in pregnancy

Dr. Michael O'Leary, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist/Clinical Lecturer

Dr. O’Leary graduated from UCD in 1998. He trained in general Obstetrics and                    
Gynaecology in Dublin and Galway. He underwent subspecialty training as a 
Gynae-Oncologist in Christchurch (NZ), Sydney and Brisbane and obtained the 
Diploma in Gynaecological Oncology from RANZCOG in 2007. He has been a 
Consultant in Galway since January 2009. His areas of interest are Colposcopy 
and the treatment of women’s cancers.

Professor Denis Crankshaw, Emeritus Professor at McMaster University, Canada Professor Crankshaw spent a sabatical year doing Myometrial research at the Department  July 2009 - July 2010.  

He returned to continue with this research in the summers of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017

Clinical Teachers in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Academies)

  • Dr. Naveed A. Khawaja, Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
  • Dr. Marie-Christine de Tavernier, Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
  • Dr. Naser Giuma, Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
  • Dr. Mohammed, Mayo General Hospital, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
  • Dr. Maebh Ní Bhuinneann, Mayo General Hospital, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
  • Dr. Ulrich Bartels, Mayo General Hospital, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
  • Dr. Hilary Ikele, Mayo General Hospital, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
  • Dr. Heather Langan, Sligo General Hospital, The Mall, Sligo
  • Dr. Nirmila Kondaveeti, Sligo General Hospital, The Mall, Sligo
  • Dr. Vimla Sharma, Sligo General Hospital, The Mall, Sligo
  • Dr. Matthew McKeever, Letterkenny General Hospital, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
  • Dr. Chris King, Letterkenny General Hospital, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
  • Dr. Edward Aboud, Letterkenny General Hospital, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Lecturers in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

  • Dr. Siobhan Carruthers (Galway)  siobhan.carruthers@nuigalway.ie
  • Dr. Roger Derham (Galway) roger.derham@nuigalway.ie
  • Dr. Mehret Berhe (Sligo Academy) mehret.berhe@nuigalway.ie
  • Dr. Stephen Sludds (Letterkenny Academy) stephen.sludds@nuigalway.ie
  • Dr. Fiona Kyne (Castlebar Academy) fiona.kyne@nuigalway.ie 
  • Dr. Evelyn Burke (Ballinasloe Academy) evelyn.burke@nuigalway.ie 

Post Doctoral Fellow

  • Dr. Margaret O'Brien  

Research Fellows

  • Dr. Nicholas Allen
  • Dr. Donal Sexton
  • Dr. Mark Hehir
  • Mr. Michael O'Sullivan

Administrator

  • Ms. Breda Kelleher    
    E-mail: breda.kellehernuigalway.ie 
    Ext:      3537  External: +353 91 493537  [Tuesday, Thursday, Friday mornings]   
    Please note - the contact number for all hospital queries is 091 544717