Academic Staff and Researchers

Staff Name Type Subject Area Phone

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

E-mail: John.Morrison[at]nuigalway.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.Gaffney[at]nuigalway.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 Discipline July 2009 - July 2010 and returned to continue with this research in the summers of 2012 - 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)  
  • Dr. Roger Derham (Galway) 
  • Dr. Grace Traynor (Sligo Medical Academy) 
  • Dr. Fiona Kyne (Mayo Medical Academy) 
  • Dr. Evelyn Burke (Ballinasloe Medical Academy) 

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    
    Email: breda.kelleher[at]nuigalway.ie 
    Telephone:     +353 91 493537  [for teaching/research queries]   
    Please note - the contact number for all hospital queries is 091 544717