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Professor Deirdre McNamaraProfessor Deirdre McNamara

Research Summary

As a gastroenterologist and academic my main focus is translational research, with improved patient care at the core of my work. I returned to Trinity in 2010 from Aberdeen with the specific aim of furthering bi-directional translational gastroenterology research.  

To support that vision I co-founded the Trinity Academic Gastroenterology Group (TAGG) which became a Trinity Research Centre in 2012. TAGG is an active research and clinical multidisciplinary team working collaboratively at the Adelaide & Meath Hospital, St James’s Hospital Dublin and Trinity College Dublin. Our principal investigators (PIs) collaborate with national and international colleagues across Europe, North America, Canada and Ireland as well as with small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and Industry partners.  Our vision is of excellence and innovation in service delivery and research in gastroenterology.

I lead specific research teams in bowel cancer prevention and screening, angiodysplasia, and inflammatory bowel disease including clinical trials and medical device innovation, with particular reference to wireless technology. I supervise and support several MD and MSc students working in these areas. We have already established a track record for research excellence and have received several national and international awards for our work.

Pill Cam and Angiodysplasia
Above Image: Pill Cam and Angiodysplasia

For further information about Professor Deirdre McNamara please view her CV Profile.

For further information about the Trinity Academic Gastroenterology Group please view the TAGG website.