Previous Presidents:

2005-2006: Prof. Jochen Prehn, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Founding President)
2006-2011: Prof. Kieran McDermott, University of Limerick
2011-2013: Dr. Tom Connor, Trinity College Dublin
2013-2015: Dr. Richard Roche, Maynooth University
2015-2017: Prof. David Henshall, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Current Officers:

Eilis Dowd

PresidentDr Eilís Dowd,  National University of Ireland, Galway

Secretary: Dr Andre Toulouse, University College Cork

Treasurer: Dr Derek Costello, University College Dublin

Communications: Dr Michelle Roche, National University of Ireland, Galway

Education/Outreach: Dr Aine Kelly, Trinity College Dublin

Ordinary Council members:

Dr Gary Brennan, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Dr Francesca Brett, Beaumont Hospital Dublin

Prof Andrew Coogan, Maynooth University

Prof John Cryan, University College Cork

Dr Unai Diaz-Orueta, Maynooth University

Dr Eric Downer,  Trinity College Dublin

Prof Oliver Dolly, Dublin City University

Dr Tobias Engel, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Prof David Henshall, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Prof Tim Lynch, Matter Hospital Dublin

Dr Elaine Murray, Ulster University

Dr Niamh O’Sullivan, University College Dublin

Dr Jack Prenderville, Transpharmation Ireland Ltd.

Dr Stella Vlachou, Dublin City University


Council members meet regularly to co-ordinate the activities of the society and to develop novel initiatives for the society, including:

  • Society membership
  • Neuroscience Ireland conference
  • Sponsorship of meetings/symposia
  • Society website & Social Media
  • Society newsletter
  • Travel bursaries
  • Outreach activities

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