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Debunking the Myths – 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.

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Dr. Mohamed Hamza

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

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Dr. Deirdre Lundy

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

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Prof. Jen Donnelly

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

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Dr. Mark Murphy

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

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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.

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Ms. Deirdra 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.

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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.

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Dr. Vicky O’Dwyer

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

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Dr. Nicola Maher

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

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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.

Claire McCarthy

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.