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` Deirdre McGrath

Professor Deirdre McGrath




Respiratory Medicine


General Medicine, Respiratory Medicine


Respiratory Medicine

Educational Background

Professor Deirdre McGrath graduated from University College Cork with a degree in Medicine in 1991. She subsequently completed her Specialist Clinical Training in the UK and was awarded a Doctorate in Medicine degree by the University of London in 2002 on the Genetic Predisposition to Granulomatous Lung Diseases.

Professional Work Research

While in the UK Prof McGrath worked as a researcher in renowned centres such as the National Heart Lung Institute of the Royal Brompton Hospital and the Clinical Genomic Unit of the Imperial College of Science Technology Medicine and as a substantive Consultant in General Respiratory Medicine and Senior Lecturer in Medical Education at St Georges University NHS Trust.

She has been awarded Fellowships of the Royal College of Physicians of London and of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. Professor McGrath is also Director of Education to the Graduate Entry Medical School at the University of Limerick. She is a member of the Medical Council’s Basic Medical Qualification and Supervised Division Workgroups as well as an adviser to the Medical Council on the development of its Pre-registration (Pres) exam.

Prof McGrath's key research interests are in Medical Education particularly in the areas of assessment, professionalism, quality assurance adn e-learning. Her additional research interests include immunity adn inflammatin and the clinical application of medical devices.

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