Éanna is an SpR in General Surgery working in Tallaght University Hospital. His post-graduate doctoral research was conducted in a multidisciplinary translational environment at St. Vincent’s University Hospital and was focused on mismatch repair deficient colorectal cancer under the supervision of Prof. Des Winter. His interests include surgical oncology, cancer genomics, gastrointestinal disease and minimally invasive surgery. He is widely published in the scientific literature and his research has won the prestigious ‘O’Morain Medal & Bursary’ 2019. He is a reviewer for several scientific journals including the BJS and Colorectal Disease.
Apart from the ISRC Éanna is the Irish Surgical Trainee Group General Surgery Representative and is also involved with a number of other research collaboratives including being on the dissemination committee of European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery (ESTES) Cohort Study Snapshot Audit 2020. Éanna believes Ireland is uniquely well placed to carry out well-conducted collaborative, surgical research due to its population and geographic size, its publicly funded system and the warmth and familiarity of its close-knit surgical community. He hopes to build on the platform so adeptly created by the ISRC’s outgoing committee to share best practice, pool learning resources and promote research initiatives in partnership with the other research and training organisations in Ireland, while at the same time crucially maintaining the collaborative’s independence.