Dr. McMahon has a national and international reputation as an Academic Medical Physicist in the fields of novel physiological measurement and medical device innovation and design. He has won a number of prestigious awards for his research and has successfully fostered a number of commercial offshoot companies. He has published a substantial body of work in several high impact journals related to his field of interest. He has secured significant funding from industry and grants to support his work and has funded several PhD and MSc projects both at TCD and ITT Tallaght.
Dr. McMahon has established many links in Ireland and internationally and is central to several multidisciplinary projects, in particular he has demonstrated an ability to support translational research programmes. Currently he is Chief Physicist/Clinical Engineer at Tallaght Hospital and a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Medical Physics and Bioengineering in the School of Medicine, Trinity College, Dublin. He is Vice-President and Governor of the Irish College of Medical Physicists. He is a co-founder of TAGG and is driving the development of a strategic medical device innovation centre within the group. In 2012 Dr McMahon was appointed Course Co-Director of the Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the TCD/UCD/QUB Innovation Academy