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Dr. Martin Dyar
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Clinical Medicine


Originally from Swinford, County Mayo. Poet. PhD in English. Teaching and research interests: poetry, bioethics, creative writing, literature, philosophy, medical humanities.

Research Expertise


Medical Humanities, Literature in Medical Education, Narrative Ethics, American Poetry, Wallace Stevens, Ted Hughes, Thomas Moore.


Medical Ethics; Medical Humanities; Ted Hughes; Thomas Moore; Wallace Stevens


Awards and Honours

John Broderick Writer in Residence Fellow, Aidan Heavey Library 2019-2020

Arts Council Writer in Residence Fellow, University of Limerick 2018-2019

Writer in Residence, Washington Ireland Program 2017-2018

Work included on the Leaving Cert Prescribed Poetry Syllabus 2016-2020

UNESCO Fellow in Creative Writing, International Writing Programe, University of Iowa 2013-2014

Fellow in Literature and Medicine, University of Iowa 2014

Broad Curriculum Fellowship in Medical Ethics, TCD School of Medicine 2003-2007

Arts Council Bursary Award in Literature 2010

Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2009

Strokestown International Poetry Award 2001