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Patricia Fitzpatrick

Full Professor
School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science
01 716 3455
University College Dublin, School of Public Health Physiotherapy and Sports Science, Woodview House Belfield Dublin 4

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Patricia Fitzpatrick MD, MPH, FRCPI, FFPHMI is Full Professor of Epidemiology & Biomedical Statistics, and Head of Subject for Public Health. She is Consultant in Preventative Medicine in St Vincent's University Hospital and Consultant Epidemiologist/Director of Evaluation for the National Cancer Screening Service. She is Academic Director of the UCD Centre for Health Services Research. She qualified in medicine from UCD and worked in clinical medicine followed by a Masters in Public Health, and undertaking Higher Specialist Training in Public Health Medicine. On completion of specialist training she was appointed to the Department of Public Health Medicine & Epidemiology, UCD. She is Chair of the Steering Committee for Healthy UCD (; #healthyucd). Current Board Membership: She is a former Dean of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine, and is currently a Board Member, Examination Committee Member and Fellowship Committee Member. She is an Examiner for Part I and Part II MFPHMI. She is a registered trainer for the Faculty of Public Health Medicine. Board Member, Medical Bureau of Road Safety 2017-2022. Board Member Institute of Public Health ( Member of Guidelines Development Group of the Joint Research Council European Council Initiative on Breast Cancer. College of Life Sciences Teaching Award 2011 Extern Examiner University of Sunderland MSc in Public Health 2012-2016 Twitter @patriciaefitz


  • Full Professor of Epidemiology & Biomedical Statistics
    University College Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2016
  • Associate Professor
    University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland1 Jan 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
  • Senior Lecturer
    University College Dublin 2002, Ireland1 Jul 2002 - 1 Jan 2016
  • College Lecturer
    University College Dublin 1997, Ireland30 Dec 1999 - 1 Jun 2002


  • Consultant in Preventative Medicine
    St Vincent's University Hospital, Preventive Medicine & Health Promotion1 Jan 2017
  • Consultant Epidemiologist/Director of Evaluation, (sessional)
    National Screening Service30 Dec 1999


  • Cert Health Economics
    Inst of Public Administration IRL
  • DCH
    University College Dublin
  • Dip Media Management
    Royal Coll Surgeons in Ireland
    Royal College of Physicians Ir
    Royal College of Physicians Ir
  • MB BCh BAO
    University College Dublin
  • MD
    University College Dublin2001 - 2002
  • MPH
    University College Dublin


  • Higher Specialist Training in Public Health Medicine
    RCPI, Ireland1 Jan 1995 - 1 Dec 1997