EACH Membership Overview

Dr Anne Browne

Lecturer in Medical Education, University of Galway School of Medicine, MICGP, CCFP, MSc Clinical Education, DCH, DObs, Dip Med Elderly, DipTherapeutics, Derm/Wound Care Fellowship, H Dip Occ Medicine

Dr Anne Browne is a Lecturer in Medical Education at the University of Galway School of Medicine and an experienced community General Practitioner. Previously an associate professor in Family Medicine University of Toronto, her specific interests centre around Transitions of Patient Care within the healthcare system and in Interprofessional medical education.

Prof Eva Doherty

Director of Human Factors in Patient Safety, DClinPsych, CClinPsychol (AFPsSI), CPsychol (AFBPsS), PFHEA, FEACH

Eva is a practising clinical psychologist, Associate Professor and Director of the Human Factors in Patient Safety (HFPS) training, research and assessment programme at the National Surgical Training Centre, Department of Surgical Affairs, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences. The HFPS training is a mandatory component of the postgraduate professional training for surgical, emergency medicine, radiology and ophthalmology trainees. The programme provides interactive workshops for trainees and more recently for consultants on topics which include medical error, risk management, communication, teamwork, conflict resolution, decision-making, open disclosure, emotional intelligence, crisis management, resilience, professionalism and leadership. Eva pioneered and currently directs the academic Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Human Factors in Patient Safety which is an inter-professional one/two year part-time blended programme. Eva’s recent publications and research interests include communication issues in Irish hospitals; personality factors in medical education and the assessment of improvements and remediation of communication skills.

Dr Erika Keane

Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine

Erika Keane, graduated from RCSI, completed the Dublin GP Scheme, returned to St James’s Hospital as a Registrar in Geriatrics. From 1997 to date working as Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine TCD, more recently teaching and examining in Clinical Skills at RCSI and UCD.

Dr Yvonne Finn

Lecturer in Medicine, University of Galway School of Medicine

Dr Yvonne Finn is a Lecturer in Medicine at the University of Galway, Ireland. She leads on teaching of undergraduate medical students basic and advanced communication skills, both in the skills labs and in the clinical environment. Yvonne is currently engaged in development and delivery of communication skills training and practice through experiential learning experiences to medical students. Yvonne has research interests in patient-centred communication education and health literacy education for healthcare professionals. Yvonne is chair of the Healthcare Communication Education Research HCER Special Interest Group of EACH and a member of the Irish EACH core committee.

Dr Marie Morris

Senior Lecturer, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Department of Surgical Affairs

Dr Marie Morris is student-focused cross health-professionals’ educator with thirty years’ experience in healthcare provision and healthcare education. Following 20 years of critical care nursing in the UK she continued her studies at the School of Medicine Trinity College Dublin, she holds a PhD in Surgical Education, a MSc in Clinical Medicine and a Postgrad Diploma in Higher Education. Her core motivation is to facilitate students to move beyond academic theory and towards becoming skilled practitioners. Her teaching has a strong interdisciplinary component with an ethos of collaborative intentionality. Within this, students learn with, from and about other disciplines to deliver holistic patient-centered care. Her unique and innovative approach to education has been recognized by students locally and nationally and she is the recipients of Trinity College Dublin “Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence” and the National Teaching and Learning Forums “National Teaching Hero Award”. Her teaching is strongly informed by evidence-based research including novel approaches to education and assessment. She has been awarded Trinity College Dublin “Dean’s Award” for innovation in teaching and assessment for three consecutive years. She is also in receipt of RCSI Dublin`s “Award for Education Innovation” and a “Student Champion Award”. Her body of work includes 35 peer-reviewed publications and numerous conference presentations. Nationally, she is the National Representative for EACH (European Association of Communication Skills in Healthcare). Internationally, she is the Head of Assessment for the Fellowship of the European Board of Surgery Examinations (EBSQ UEMS FEBS).

Ms Michelle O’Toole

Senior Simulation Researcher, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, BSc, MA, PGDip HPE, CCISM

Michelle is a Senior Simulation Researcher in RCSI SIM and recently appointed Teacher/Practitioner in Professionalism, Leadership and Resilience in RCSI School of Medicine. She is registered as an Advanced Paramedic, Tutor, Examiner and Test writer with PHECC (the PreHospital Emergency Care Council), serving as an elected member of PHECC Education and Training Committee. During her 12 years’ service with Dublin Fire Brigade, she gained vast experience as an emergency services peer supporter and team mentor, qualifying as an approved CISM instructor (Critical Incident Stress Management), with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF). She co-leads the HUGS@Home program, funded by Movember, which aims to educate and support family members and friends of first responders to enhance their communication skills following difficult workplace incidents.


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