BSc, M.B., M.D., PhD, F.R.C.P.I, F.R.C.P. (Edin), F.C.C.P., F.F.O.M. Director General of the TobaccoFree Research Institute Ireland (TFRI), Consultant Physician, St James Hospital.
He led the support for the introduction of the Smokefree Workplace Legislation in 2004 when Ireland became the 1st country in the world to introduce smokefree bars and restaurants. He was ENSP and Chair of the ERS Tobacco Control Committee.
He was President of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (IUATLD), Chairman of the ERS TB Scientific Group and a TB
Advisor to the WHO and Dept of Foreign Affairs Ireland.
Current research includes e-cigarette usage in school students and plain packaging of tobacco, Horizon 2020 projects on Smoking in children, guidelines for treatment of smoking cessation and measurement of health effects of SHS in exempted areas.