Prof Tom Fahey

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2016 Conference Chair

University profile

Tom Fahey is Professor of General Practice in RCSI and is Principal Investigator for the HRB CPCR. He graduated in Medicine from University College Dublin (UCD) in 1986 and subsequently trained in General Practice and Public Health Medicine. Previous posts include: Professor of Primary Care Medicine, University of Dundee (2002-2006), Senior Lecturer in Primary Health Care, University of Bristol (1995-2002) and Honorary Lecturer in Public Health (University of Oxford, (1992-5).
Prof Fahey has over 20 years of experience in clinical general practice which includes working as a GP in Oxford, Bristol, Dundee and Dublin. He is a member of the Advisory Committee for Human Medicines, Irish Medicines Board and the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP). He combines clinical work with teaching and research, and continues to see patients at Belgrave Clinic, Dublin.

Prof Fahey has a longstanding interest in applied Clinical Epidemiology or Evidence-Based Medicine. The CPCR research programme reflects a programme of activity that encompasses appropriate prescribing to vulnerable patient groups, evidence-based diagnosis and implementation of research with the use of computer-based Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSSs).