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Dr Cliona McGovern


Cliona McGovern

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Medicine
01 716 6643
University College Dublin, School of Medicine, Health Sciences Centre Belfield Dublin 4


I hold PhD in coroners' law and death investigation from the Department of Law in the University of Sheffield and also hold an MA degree in the medico-ethical aspects of the diagnosis of brain death from University College Dublin. I have a Professional Diploma in University Teaching & Learning.I was a member of the Working Group on the Review of the Coroner Service with the Irish Government's Department of Justice. I am a member of the Irish College of General Practitioners Research Ethics Committee, which reviews medical research and potential clinical trials in Ireland for ethical issues. I am also a member of the Human Research Ethics Committee in UCD, a lay advisor to the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and a Member of the Radiographers Registration Board.I am an Assistant Professor in Forensic & Legal Medicine in UCD where I lecture on aspects of forensic & legal medicine, medical ethics and professionalism to undergraduate medical, radiography and physiotherapy students. I also lecture on similar topics to the graduate programmes in Healthcare Risk Management & Quality and in Forensic Medicine. I have published both nationally and internationally on medical law and ethics, suicide, coronial data, and I am co-author of Simpson's Forensic Medicine (Irish version).


  • BA
    University College Dublin
  • MA
    University College Dublin
  • PhD
    University of Sheffield
  • Prof Dip University Teaching & Learning
    University College Dublin