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Dr. Dónal Wallace
Assistant Professor, Public Health & Primary Care


Dr. Dónal Wallace is an Assistant Professor in General Practice at Trinity College Dublin (TCD). He also practices as a GP in North Dublin. He qualified in Medicine from TCD in 2013 with an Honours Degree and was accepted onto the TCD GP training scheme in July 2014, completing his specialist training in July 2018. He has a very keen interest in medical education and has been involved with teaching medical students since he was an Intern.

Dónal has been awarded Diplomas in Clinical Psychiatry (DCP), Medicine for the Elderly (DME), Obstetrics and Gynaecology (DRCOG) and Musculoskeletal Examination & Injury Management (ICGP Dip MSK).

His research interests centre on youth mental health, medical education, CME small group learning and public & patient involvement in research. Dónal has written regularly for Forum: Journal of the Irish College of General Practitioners and is an active member of his CME group in North Dublin. He has first hand experience in managing adolescent mental health presentations at primary care level.

Dónal's current research programme is focusing on the development and evaluation of a CME educational tool designed to equip GPs in Ireland to manage adolescent mental health presentations.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Fallon E, Wallace D, Wrynn A, Gill A, O'Callaghan M, Ní Shúilleabháin A, Scully M, Hollywood B, O'Reilly Z, Martin D., Bordetella Pertussis Vaccination in Pregnant Women; Prevalence of uptake in an Irish population sample and factors influencing uptake of the vaccine., AUDGPI, NUI Galway, 09/03/2018, 2018 Poster, 2018

Declan Lyons, Donal Wallace, Roisin McCafferty, Improving Your Memory - How to Remember What You're Starting to Forget, Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 36, (2), 2017, p157--158 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Conlon NP, Abramovitch A, Murray G, O'Hanrahan A, Wallace D, Holohan K, Cleary N, Feighery C, Lee-Brennan C., Allergy in Irish adults: a survey of referrals and outcomes at a major centre., Ir J Med Sci, 184, (2), 2015, p349-352 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Wallace D, Asghar M, Lyons D., Managing sleep-related disorders in primary care, Forum: Journal of the Irish College of General Practitioners, 33, (3), 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Wallace V, Doorley E, Wallace D, Hollywood B, Close practice encounters of the teenage kind, Forum: Journal of the Irish College of General Practitioners, 32, (4), 2015 Journal Article, 2015

Wallace D, Lyons D, GPs at the forefront of depression care, Forum: Journal of the Irish College of General Practitioners, 32, (10), 2015 Journal Article, 2015

Research Expertise


Child and Adolescent Mental Health; GENERAL PRACTICE; Medical Education; PRIMARY CARE; Suicide Prevention


Awards and Honours

Distinction in Head & Neck Anatomy 2010

Nominated for a Safety in Practice Award at the GPBuddy National GP Awards for research study entitled "Bordetella Pertussis Vaccination in Pregnant Women" 2018