Membership of National Haemophilia Council

The Members of the National Haemophilia Council are appointed by the Minister for Health in accordance with Section 6 of the National Haemophilia Council (Establishment) Order, 2004 (SI No. 451 of 2004).
 
The current members of the National Haemophilia Council for the year 2018 are:
 
Dr. Barry Harrington, Chairperson, Mill Lane, Palmerstown, Dublin 20 Eircode D20 N622
 
Dr. Barry Harrington was born in Dublin, qualified as a Dentist in 1964 at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.  Dr. Harrington worked in private dental practice in Northern Ireland and Dublin (1964-1985). In September 1985 he was appointed a Consultant. In 1986 he was appointed as Consultant Dental Surgeon to the National Centre Hereditary Coagulative Disorders attached to St. James’s Hospital.  Dr. Harrington became a member of the Executive Committee of the Irish Haemophilia Society in 1988 to 2002.  Dr. Harrington was a member of the Irish Dental Association (1964- to-date) and was President from 1998 - 1999.  After his official retirement in 2004, he continued as a part-time teacher at the DDUH until 2010.  Dr. Harrington was reappointed as Chairperson of the National Haemophilia Council by Mr. Simon Harris, Minister for Health in July 2017.
 
Mr. Michael Conroy, Principal Officer, Cancer, Blood & Organ Policy Unit, Department of Health, Hawkins House, Hawkins Street, Dublin 2 D02 VW90
 
Michael Conroy is Head of the Cancer, Blood & Organs Policy Unit of the Department of Health.  He has worked across a range of Government Ministries in both policy and programme roles.  Apart from his current role, the main focus of Michael's policy work has been in the heritage, industry and illicit drugs areas.
 
Dr Alison Dougall, Consultant / Assistant Professor, Dublin University Dental Hospital, Lincoln Pl, Dublin 2, D02 F859
 
Dr Alison Dougall is a Consultant / Assistant Professor of Medically Compromised Patients at the Dublin University Dental Hospital and Trinity College Dublin.  She is President of the World Federation for Haemophilia Dental Division and the editor of the “International Association for Disability and Oral Health. She is director of the doctorate programme in special care dentistry at Trinity College Dublin and I'm 2015 she won the HMI health leader award for her work around oral health promotion for people with haemophilia in Ireland.
 
Dr. Ruth Gilmore, Consultant Haematologist, University Hospital Galway, Newcastle Rd, Galway, H91 YR71
 
Dr. Ruth Gilmore qualified in 1998 from National University of Ireland, Galway. Subsequently, she did her postgraduate Haematology training in Ireland and did a Masters in Medical Informatics as well as an MD on Thrombin Generation in Trinity College Dublin whilst working at the National Centre Hereditary Coagulation Disorders in St James’s Hospital.
 
Dr. Gilmore was appointed a Consultant in Haematology to Galway University Hospital in 2011. Her research interests include rare bleeding disorders, thrombin generation and the use of computers in Health Care. Her areas of special responsibility are Hemostasis and Thrombosis, Obstetric Haematology and Paediatric Haematology. Dr. Gilmore was reappointed to the Council in July 2016.
 
 
Ms. Debbie Greene, Administrator, Irish Haemophilia Society, First Floor, Cathedral Court, New Street, Dublin 8, D08 VH64
 
Ms. Debbie Greene joined the Irish Haemophilia Society in 2003. Ms. Greene is the Administrator of the Society having taken up the role in May 2009.  Ms. Greene oversees the day to day running of the office including the organization of Information Days, Regional Meetings and Conferences, Staffing, Event Management, the Website and is the Editor of all Irish Haemophilia Society Publications.  Ms. Greene is a member of the Irish Haemostasis Research Foundation and is also involved with the World Federation of Hemophilia Twinning Program. Ms. Greene represents the Society at various Comprehensive Care Centre Team Meetings.
 
Dr. Beatrice Nolan, Consultant Haematologist, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, Dublin 12, D12 N512
 
Dr. Beatrice Nolan was appointed as a Consultant Haematologist to St James’s Hospital in 2001. In 2018 Dr. Nolan was appointed full-time Lead Consultant Haematologist for paediatric haemophilia and allied bleeding disorders at Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin with a national remit.
 
Mr. Brian O’Mahony, Chief Executive, Irish haemophilia Society, Cathedral Court, New Street, Dublin 8, D08 VH64
 
Brian represents the Society as Vice Chair of the Haemophilia Product Selection and Monitoring Advisory Board established by the Minister in 2002.  He previously served as Chair of the Irish Haemophilia Society for 17 years and as President of the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) for 10 years.
 
Brian continues to work as a volunteer with WFH.  Among his activities are writing, advocating, facilitating training on strategic planning, national procurement systems, and lobbying.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences and of the Academy of Medical Laboratory Sciences.  He also has professional qualifications in occupational health and safety and in management.  Brian O’Mahony has severe Haemophilia B.
 
Dr. Susan O’Shea, Consultant Haematologist, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork
 
Dr. Susan O’Shea was appointed lead Haemophilia Consultant in Cork University Hospital in 2009. Dr. O’Shea is Director of the Coagulation Centre in Cork University Hospital.  Dr. O’Shea has underwent speciality training in disorders of Haemostasis and Thrombosis in Duke University Medical Centre in the United States, before she returned to Ireland.  Dr. O’Shea  has been involved in clinical research in many areas of coagulation.
 
Dr David Vaughan, Director of Quality and Patient Safety, Children's. Hospital Group, Block A Herberton, St James's Walk, Rialto, Dublin 8 
 
Dr David Vaughan is the Director of Quality and Safety and a Consultant Respiratory Pediatrician in the Children’s Hospital Group. He previously worked as the Executive Director of Quality and patient Safety at the Hamad Medical Corporation in Qatar, the Director of Leadership, Quality and Safety at the Royal College of Physicians and a Consultant Pediatrician and Respiratory Pediatrician at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda.  Dr. Vaughan was appointed to the Council on the 1st July, 2017.