Project Lead

Czara Kennedy

OAT Study Lead

I am a second year General and Upper GI surgery SpR currently working in St Michael’s hospital in Dun Laoighre. I have completed my masters in Clinical and Translational Research from UCD. I am project lead for the OAT (Obesity Anti Factor Xa Thromboprophylaxis) trial, which was the winning clinical trial from the Sir Peter […]

Noel Donlon


Noel is a surgical specialist registrar with his subspeciality interest in Upper GI Surgery. He is the current lecturer in surgery (Trinity College Dublin/St. James’s Hospital). His PhD research focused on combining radiotherapy and immunotherapy in treating oesophageal adenocarcinoma. He has two Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) actively recruiting at present, one a multicentre trial evaluating […]

Liga Akmenkalne

Vascular Research Lead

University of Latvia graduate (Year 2018.) Currently a Core Surgical Trainee in Republic of Ireland.  My passion towards surgery developed early. While being a medical student, I was a member, and subsequently the president, of my university’s Surgical Interest Group. As a junior trainee I constantly seek for new challenges and experiences. By joining the […]

Carolyn Cullinane

QI Lead

Having graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2015 I moved to Northern Ireland to do foundation year training before commencing surgical training in Ireland. I am currently working as a General Surgery SpR.  I obtained a MCh in Surgery from UCC in 2019 and was awarded a scholarship to do a Healthcare Leadership […]