Colin Doherty
Clinician, Epilepsy, Principal Investigators, Trinity
Institution:Trinity College Dublin
Disease Areas:Epilepsy
Thematic Area:eHealth
Areas of expertise:Basic, Clinical and Epileptology
Traumatic brain injury
Brain Imaging
Cognitive Disorders

Colin Doherty is the Ellen Mayston Bates Chair in Epileptology at Trinity College Dublin School of Health Sciences. His undergraduate degree was awarded by UCD (1991) and he trained in Medicine and Neurology at St Vincent’s and Beaumont Hospitals, Dublin and later at the Partners Neurology Residency Programme at Harvard Medical School, Boston (Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts general Hospital) where he was Chief Resident in 2001). He then completed Fellowships in Epilepsy and Cognition at MGH (2001-2003). He has published widely the areas of brain imaging in epilepsy, the genetics of epilepsy, functional imaging of language, dementia, clinical epileptology and brain injury. In the last few years he has become interested in the challenges of population health, health services research and care delivery in epilepsy, particularly the development of co-designing services, and service transformation driven by patient preference, digital health and virtual care. He has published recently on national issues regarding epilepsy care including; evidence-based pathways, national mortality estimates and national prescribing rates. He was a member of the Irish government’s expert group on resource allocation in the health sector (2011). He was a member of the National Clinical Effectiveness Committee in Ireland (2011-2015). He was a board member of the Health Research Board (2010-15) and is a founder member and Medical Director of Epilepsy Research Ireland (ERI. He is a Principal investigator at the SFI funded FutureNeuro Center. He was the National Clinical Lead for the Epilepsy Care Programme in Ireland for 8 years, with a charge to develop epilepsy services nationally to improve quality of care, access for patients. Recently he has taken up the role of clinical lead for women’s health in epilepsy.

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