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Professor Paul Browne

Professor Paul Browne

Welcome to the School of Medicine

Head of School - Professor Paul Browne

Trinity College Dublin Medical School is a unique institution, which celebrated its Tercentenary in 2011. The School incorporates the disciplines of Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, and offers six degree programmes with a cohort of approximately 1400 students. The School, through its educational programmes, strives to be innovative, research-driven, interdisciplinary and international.

Undergraduate Education

The School of Medicine incorporates the disciplines of Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy

The School offers the following degree courses:

Postgraduate Education

Trinity College School of Medicine is an international leader in postgraduate education. The School provides a vibrant environment for postgraduate study, and currently has over 500 registered postgraduate students. The School offers over 20 taught MSc/Diploma programmes spanning a broad spectrum of medical and scientific disciplines, and research students work towards the degrees of PhD, MSc, MD or MCh.


Over the past years, the School of Medicine has consistently maintained its position as a leading Research School in Trinity College.  This outstanding achievement has been possible through adherence to a focused approach to research in the biomedical sciences.  The following research fields have been developing as the areas of particular emphasis:

  • Immunology and Infection
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Neuroscience
  • Cancer
  • Population Health
  • Genetics


  • The Inaugural Lecture in the TTMI Immunology Seminar Series is taking place on Wednesday, 14th September 2016, at 1pm in the Dorothy Stopford Price Theatre (1st Floor TTMI, formerly IMM). The guest speaker will be Renate Kain, Professor of Pathology, Clinical Institute of Pathology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria ( The title of her talk will be Autoantibodies to LAMP-2 - modulators of the immune response? Lunch will be provided.
  • The ADHD Tsunami? Global Perspectives, a one day international conference, will be held in University College Dublin, in the George Moore Auditorium, UCD O’Brien Centre for Science, on the 14 October 2016, 9am – 4.30pm. For more information on the event, please see the flyer. For payment and registration, please use the online payment centre.
  • As part of the TBSI Seminar Series, Professor Jerrold Turner of Harvard Medical School will be presenting his seminar Mucosal Barriers: Should we make them great again? on Thursday the 8th of September at 1pm. The seminar will be held in the FRED-5th Floor Seminar room, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Pearse St, Dublin 2. All are welcome.
  • On the 9th of September TILDA will be hosting an event in collaboration with Gateway to Global Ageing and the Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA) focusing on using TILDA's publicly available datasets. As well as looking at the TILDA data available through ISSDA, this session will also include presentations from the Gateway to Global Ageing team who are working on harmonising data from across the HRS family of studies to enable cross-country research. For more information please click here.
  • Health Research Board Clinical Research Coordination Ireland (HRB CRCI) will be having its official launch on September 29th. HRB CRCI provides overarching support and coordination of multicentre clinical research activities to both academic and industry funded clinical trials as well as standardising the quality systems used by the network partners. It is co-funded by the Health Research Board and Enterprise Ireland, supported by the five largest Irish Universities and is hosted by Molecular Medicine Ireland. For more details on the launch click here.
  • Uniphar CROSS Atlantic Cycle Join the Uniphar CROSS Atlantic Cycle 4-8 September 2016 in support of cancer research at Trinity College Dublin and St James’s Hospital. We are looking for volunteers to join Team Trinity and will help with sponsorship. If you are interested, please contact Zhanna O’Clery
  • The 10th International Cancer Conference. 'New Frontiers in Personalised Cancer Care', 17-18 October 2016, TBSI, Trinity College Dublin. The application for CPD points is pending.  Register here. Call for the conference abstract submissions is live. Deadline for submissions is 15 August. For further information about the conference please visit their website.


  • New online application procedure for the School of Medicine Level 1 Ethics committee:
    All application for the School of Medicine Research Ethics Level 1 Committee should now be made via the ethics online application system. Full details regarding how to make an application can be found here.
  • ‘The Alert Program in Irish Post-Primary Schools: A NBSS National Study of a Teacher Facilitated Self-Regulation Programme’ by Dr. Siobhan Mac Cobb (Discipline of Occupational Therapy) reports on the value perceived by teachers and students on a programme that develops unique approaches for supporting better participation in mainstream schools by students with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. The Alert Program is the result of a collaboration between Dr. Mac Cobb and The Department of Education since 2009.

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Last updated 12 September 2016 Web administrator (Email).