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Professor Cecily Kelleher


Cecily Kelleher

College Principal, College Of Health And Agricultural Sciences
Central Office - College of Health and Agricultural Sciences
01 716 2045
University College Dublin, Central Office - College of Health and Agricultural Sciences, Woodview House Belfield Dublin 4


Cecily Kelleher qualified in medicine from UCD in 1980. She worked subsequently in clinical medicine, obtaining an MD degree on the relationship between hypertension and diabetes from UCC in 1987 and fellowship of Royal College of Physicians in 1991. Having completed a Master's degree in public health at UCD she took up a post as senior scientist in clinical epidemiology at the Medical Research Council Epidemiology and Medical Care Unit in London, working on the large-scale Thrombosis Prevention Trial. She was appointed to the foundation chair of Health Promotion at NUI Galway in 1990. In 2002 she was appointed to the Chair of Public Health Medicine and Epidemiology at UCD and was head of the UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science until 2015. In September 2015 she became College Principal, College of Health and Agricultural Sciences. Her research interests include nutrition and lifestyle determinents of health, lifecourse and health inequalities.


  • Foundation chair/professor of Health Promotion
    National University of Ireland Galway 1990-200230 Dec 1999


  • Medical Research Council Senior Scientific Staff member
    Northwick Park hospital, Harrow, United Kingdom 1987-199030 Dec 1999


  • MB BCh BAO
    University College Dublin
  • MD
    University College Cork
  • MPH
    University College Dublin


  • French
    Can read, write, speak and understand
  • German
    Can read, write, speak and understand