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Assoc Professor Neil Gerard Docherty

Assoc Professor

Neil Gerard Docherty

Associate Professor
School of Medicine
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University College Dublin, School of Medicine, Conway Institute Belfield Dublin 4


Following undergraduate studies in Biochemistry and Immunology at University of Aberdeen, Scotland, I undertook a Ph.D. at The Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Salamanca, Spain, studying inflammation and fibrosis in the setting of acute renal failure. I subsequently undertook a post-doctoral fellowship at The School of Medicine at University College Dublin (UCD) examining functional, inflammatory and fibrotic aspects of renal injury in obstructive nephropathy. From 2007-2009, also at UCD, I led MD research projects focused on chronic inflammation and tissue remodelling in obstructive nephropathy, inflammatory bowel disease and glaucoma. In 2009, I was appointed to a lectureship at the Department of Physiology, Trinity College Dublin charged with the prospective design and implementation of Human Health & Disease an integrated 4-year programme of undergraduate study in applied biomedical science. In November 2013 I rejoined the UCD School of Medicine as a Lecturer in Pathology and Principal Investigator at the Diabetes Complications Research Centre where I co-lead research efforts in The Metabolic Medicine group into the surgical treatment of obesity, diabetes and diabetic complications with Professor Carel le Roux. In June 2017 I was appointed to a permanent Faculty position in Anatomy and currently deliver teaching on the structure and function of the GI and GU tracts to students of Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Radiography and Human Performance Science.


  • Visiting Researcher
    University of Gothenburg, Gastrosurgical Research & Education, Gothenburg, Sweden1 May 2016 - 1 May 2018


  • BSc
    University of Aberdeen
  • PhD
    University of Salamanca Spain


  • Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education
    Trinity College Dublin, School of Education, Dublin, IrelandSep 2010 - May 2012


  • Spanish; Castilian
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review