1981 UCD graduate with training in Ireland, London and Boston in Gastroenterology. Appointed Consultant Gastroenterologist to Mater University Hospital in 1995. Track record in clinical and laboratory research in areas from Colon Cancer biology, CT Colon Imaging, High Risk colorectal Cancer screening and endoscopic intervention. Research grant funding from Irish Cancer Society, HRB and SFI. Appointed Associate Professor of Medicine in recognition of contribution to the postgraduate (Former Postgraduate Dean) and undergraduate academic activity of the Mater and UCD. Currently a member of the NCSS Advisory group on Colorectal Cancer Screening and a participant in the NCSS Expert Group on Hereditary Cancer Risk.