Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Professor David Smith

MSc, BPhil, BD, MA, STL, STD

Associate Professor of Healthcare Ethics//Programme Director MSc in Healthcare Ethics and Law


David Smith


David Smith is Associate Professor of Healthcare Ethics in RCSI and Director of the MSc in Healthcare Ethics and Law in RCSI and RCSI-MUB Bahrain. He also lectures on Healthcare Ethics in Trinity College Dublin (TCD), University College Dublin (UCD), the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and Hibernia College.

David is an ethics consultant to a number of healthcare systems in Ireland. He was a member of the Irish Council for Bioethics. He is currently a member of the National Advisory Committee on Bioethics Ethics, the National Council of the Forum on End of Life in Ireland, the Ethics Working Group of the Irish Association of Palliative Care Consultants, the advisory committee on Research Ethics Committees in Ireland established by HIQA. The Ethics Working Party of the European Forum for Good Clinical Practice, the European Network for Research Ethics Committees (EUREC) and ethical advisor to Atomium Culture. He is also a member of a number of Research Ethics Committees in Ireland.