WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?We run an interactive sexual health workshops for TY students


TWO HOUR INTERACTIVE SEXUAL HEALTH WORKSWHOPSWe discuss and debunk myths associated with sexual health and wellbeing

Each workshops will focus on four of the following topics including consent, anatomy, periods, contraception, HPV vaccine, Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU).

We are dedicated to providing relevant, factual information about the science behind sexual wellbeing from the experts in the field.
In line with RCSI’s core values, we are committed to inclusivity, fostering engagement and collaboration with the public, schools, and healthcare professionals.
Our doctors & educators have many years of experience in their respective backgrounds, it is our mission to provide schools with their expert and non-judgemental knowledge.

Meet The Team

Our mission is to provide factual information to young people about sexual and reproductive health according to current and proven scientific research. We want to prepare students to make informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing.


Prof Fergal Malone

Professor Fergal Malone is the programme lead. Consultant obstetrician, as well as a sub-specialist consultant in maternal-fetal medicine, Prof. Malone is currently (since 2005) the Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the RCSI School of Medicine in Dublin, Ireland, as well as Master of the Rotunda Hospital Dublin since 2016.


Dr Zara Molphy

Zara is the project co-lead. As Research Programme Manager, she supports the strategic research development of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at The Rotunda Hospital Dublin. She oversees and delivers on strategic operational plans and supports a number of clinical trials and educational and public outreach projects at the department.


Elisa Belmonte

Elisa is Research Communications Officer at the RCSI, where she has worked on outreach projects on women’s health since 2019. She has a background in Science and Health Communications, as well as in PR and Communication Marketing. When she is not working, you can find her cooking Italian food or dancing Lindy Hop.


Hollie Byrne

Hollie is the project administrator. She graduated from Dublin City University in 2019 with a BA Joint Hons in English Literature and History. Her final year project reflected on the history of sexuality in Coolock, Dublin from 1980 – 1998. She has also worked on our SFI project ‘BIAS: Inequality in Women’s Health & Research’.


Mark Kerins

Mark is the graphic designer for both the Rotunda Hospital and the RCSI Research Department. He graduated from NCAD in 2015 with a BA in Product design. He has worked on many initiatives on women’s health with the department since then.


Meet The Experts

Debunking the Myths is an expert-led series of workshops that focus on sexual health.

Each workshop hosts a panel of four speakers, with expertise in infectious diseases, Gynaecology, Emergency Medicine, contraception, consent and sexual assault.

Below you can meet the experts that participated in our workshops so far.


Dr. Mohamed Hamza

Emergency medicine trainee, adjunct clinical lecturer in emergency medicine, & POCUS trainer. Editor of TheCase.Report podcast.


Dr. Deirdre Lundy

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. Leading Specialist Women’s Health & Menopause in National Maternity Hospital. Specialist & trainer in Reproductive and Sexual Health.


Prof. Jen Donnelly

Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist – Subspecialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine. Previous Assistant Master of the Rotunda Hospital Dublin.


Dr. Mark Murphy

General Practitioner at the Eldon Family Practice. Assistant programme director, and lecturer in general practice for RCSI.


Prof. Maeve Eogan

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist for the Rotunda Hospital. National Clinical Lead for the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) services at the HSE.


Ms. Deirdre Richardson

Forensic Clinical Examiner in the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit, Rotunda Hospital. Involved in running sexual health clinics, research, & teaching outreach programmes for secondary school.


Dr. Geraldine Connolly

Obstetrician & Gynaecologist for the Rotunda Hospital. She established a teenage pregnancy service & gynaecology clinic at the Rotunda Hospital, & a paediatric gynaecology clinic at Temple Street Hospital.


Dr. Vicky O’Dwyer

Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist. Director of Gynaecology at the Rotunda Hospital. BSCCCP certified colposcopist & Rotunda lead colposcopist from 2019-2020.


Dr. Nicola Maher

Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at the Rotunda Hospital. Contributor to national clinical guidelines & training junior doctors at the rotunda Hospital.


Dr. Caroline Kelleher

Lecturer in the Department of Health Psychology in RCSI. One of the leads in developing Student & Staff Sexual Misconduct Policy (2019) & is co-chair of the RCSI ending Sexual Violence, Supporting Survivors & Promoting Consent (ESP) forum.


Dr. Claire McCarthy

Dr Claire McCarthy is a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist with a postgraduate fellowship in maternal medicine, colposcopy, and breastfeeding amongst others.


Dr. Ronan Daly

Dr. Ronan Daly is a Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Rotunda Hospital. He is a Clinical Tutor with the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland and undertaking a Masters in Clinical Education.


Dr. Eoghan De Barra

Dr. Eoghan de Barra consultant in Infectious Diseases and Senior Lecturer at Beaumont Hospital/RCSI. He was secretary of the Infectious Diseases Society of Ireland, and is the current UEMS-ID national representative and principal investigator for several COVID-19 clinical trials and vaccine studies.


Ms. Deborah Browne

Debbie is a Clinical Midwife Specialist in Teen Pregnancy and Adolescent Gynaecology working in the Rotunda Hospital. She has been providing contraceptive and sexual health advice to young people for over 15 years.


Dr. Naomi Burke

Dr. Naomi Burke is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in the Rotunda Hospital and Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown.

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