Profiles And Contributions To This Article

The Limerick Declaration on Rural Health Care 2022

Liam  Glynn

Prof Liam Glynn ORCID logo

qualifications: MD

position: Professor of General Practice and General Practitioner

Andrew W Murphy

Prof Andrew Murphy ORCID logo

qualifications: MD

position: Professor of General Practice


Andrew W Murphy is Foundation Professor of General Practice at the National University of Ireland, Galway and a general practitioner at Turloughmore Health Centre.

He has published nationally and internationally on his research interests of the management of cardiovascular disease in the community; the provision of healthcare in rural areas; the primary and secondary care interface and educational research. He is principal investigator on a Health Research Board funded five year programme on the general practice care provided to patients with established heart disease. He teaches at under and post graduate levels, including the departmental Diploma and Masters in Primary Care - the only such programme available in Ireland. The North Western and Western Health Boards provide significant support to the department.

He has been involved in national policy making through his Chairmanship of the Primary Care Sub-Committee of the National Cardiovascular Strategy and his role as Secretary to the Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland. He was previously Senior Lecturer at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Lecturer in University College Dublin.

He is also a frustrated sailor and squash player.

Robert   Scully

Dr Robert Scully

qualifications: MD

position: Deputy Director, Scottish Graduate Entry Medical Programme (ScotGEM) / Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of St Andrews

Roger  Strasser

Prof Roger Strasser ORCID logo

qualifications: MBBS, MClSc, FRACGP, FACRRM

position: Emeritus Professor of Rural Health, University of Waikato, New Zealand; Professor of Rural Health, Founding Dean Emeritus, NOSM University, Canada


Rural Health education, workforce and services; family medicine/general practice.

Diarmuid  Quinlan

Dr Diarmuid Quinlan ORCID logo

qualifications: MICGP, FRCGP, BSc, LLM

position: GP Glanmire, Cork, Ireland; Medical Director, Irish College of General Practitioners

Jerry  Cowley

Dr Jerry Cowley

qualifications: MRCGP, MICGP, LLB, BL

position: Chairman Rural Island & Dispensing Doctors of Ireland

Peter  Hayes

Dr Peter Hayes

qualifications: MD

position: General Practitioner and Senior Lecturer in General Practice

Patrick  O’Donnell

Dr Patrick O’Donnell ORCID logo

qualifications: MB, BCh, BAO, MSc

position: Clinical Fellow in Social Inclusion

Andrew  O’Regan

Dr Andrew O’Regan ORCID logo

qualifications: PhD

position: General Practitioner and Senior Lecturer in General Practice

Shagun  Tuli

Dr Shagun Tuli ORCID logo

qualifications: MBBS, MGHD

position: Student

Victoria M Sparrow-Downes

Dr Victoria Sparrow-Downes ORCID logo

qualifications: MD, MSc

position: CCFP Family Physician at Pangnirtung Community Health Centre & Qikiqtani General Hospital; Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland

Ferdinando  Petrazzuoli

Dr Ferdinando Petrazzuoli ORCID logo

qualifications: PhD

position: MD


Since 2001, I have presented many posters and papers, and organized workshops at EGPRN and WONCA conferences. Favourite research subjects: cardiovascular disease, the phenomenon of Frequent Attenders/Difficult Patients in General Practice and the GPs Burnout Syndrome. Organizer of the International Course on Research in Primary Health Care Telese Terme (BN) Italy 23 -24 July 2005. Since February 2008 EGPRN Italian National Representative and member of the EGPRN Council. Master of Science in Primary Care & General Practice University of Ulster June 2008. Responsible of the organization of the 68th Conference of European General Practice Research Network in Bertinoro Italy May 2009 . Theme of the conference "Data analysis of Electronic Patient Record Databases in General Practice".

Shelley  Nowlan

Adj Prof Shelley Nowlan

qualifications: MHM, BN, ACN (Fellow)

position: Deputy Australian National Rural Health Commissioner Australia; Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Queensland Health Australia

Claire  Collins

Prof Claire Collins ORCID logo

qualifications: PhD

position: Director of Research, Irish College of General Practitioners; Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, Ghent University

Frank  Fogarty

Dr Frank Fogarty

qualifications: MICGP, MRCGP, MMed Sc, FFSEM(Ireland), FFSEM(Malaysia)

position: General Practitioner

Anne  MacFarlane

Prof Anne MacFarlane ORCID logo

qualifications: PhD

position: Professor of Primary Healthcare Research; Director, Public and Patient Involvement Research Unit and WHO Collaborating Centre for Migrants’ Involvement in Health Research

John  Wynn-Jones

Dr John Wynn-Jones

qualifications: BSc, MBBS, FRCGP

position: Senior Lecturer; Visiting Professor

United Kingdom

Chair RuralWonca Senior Lecturer in Global and Rural Health, Keele University, UK

Alan  Bruce Chater

Prof Alan Chater ORCID logo

qualifications: MBBS, FACRRM, FRACGP, DRANZCOG Adv

position: Mayne Professor of Rural and Remote Medicine

Dr Chater has been a rural practitioner in rural Australia for 42 years. He was the founding convenor of the Rural Doctors Associations of Queensland and Australia as well as the National Rural Health Alliance. He has been President of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. He is Chair of the WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice and Head of Discipline Rural and Remote Medicine, University of Queensland. He has a keen interest in Rural Health Policy as it effects rural communities as well as the clinical aspects of rural practice.

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