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

Head of The School of Pharmacy

 

Prof. Paul Gallagher BSc (Pharm), PhD, MPSI
Head of the School of Pharmacy
Programme Director for National Pharmacy Intern Programme 2009-2014
Tel: +353 1 402 8522
Email: pgallagher@rcsi.ie


Biography
Prof. Paul Gallagher is the Head of School of Pharmacy of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (2010-2018). Paul is Chair of the Awards and Qualification Committee of the College (2010-2014) which quality assures for the Dean of Medicine & Health Sciences all programmes leading to an educational award (RCSI-Dublin, RCSI-Dubai, RCSI-Bahrain & RCSI-Penang). Paul is a member of the degree governing body of the College (Medicine and Health Science Board; 2011-2014). Paul has in part enabled the reform of pharmacy education through his Directorship of the National Pharmacy Internship Programme (M. Pharm.) and his role in leading the response to the tender for the establishment of the Irish Institute of Pharmacy in College for the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland. Before Paul joined RCSI in 2010 he had established a pharmacy and medical centre in Dublin city centre. Paul is a graduate of the School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences of Trinity College, The University of Dublin where he also under the supervision of Professors David Coleman (Dublin Dental Hospital), Ronnie Russell (Moyne Institute of Preventative Medicine) and Martin Henman (School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences) completed his Ph.D. on medicine management of oro-phayngeal infections for patients who were HIV positive or who had AIDS.  

Professional Committees
Member of the Steering Group of the Irish Institute of Pharmacy (2013-2015)
Member of Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (2007-2011)
Member of RCSI Academic Council [2011-]
Member of the RCSI Medicine and Health Sciences Board [2011-2014; nominee of RCSI Registrar/Chief Executive]
Chair of RCSI Awards and Qualifications Committee [2011-2014]
Member of the RCSI Institutional Review Working Group [2011-]
Member of RCSI Honorary Appointments and Promotions Committee [2012-2015]
Member of the Advisory Board for the M.Sc. in Organisational Change and Leadership Development (Beaumont Hospital in partnership with Dublin City University and RCSI), [2011-]
Member of the Irish Medicine Board Consultative Panel for the Classification of Human Medicines [2011-2013]
Member of the National Forum of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland [2011-2013]
Member of the Editorial Board of Pharmacy [2012-2014; www.mdpi.com/journal/pharmacy

Research Interests
Medicines management, drug monitoring in vulnerable population groups (pregnant women, the elderly and children) and pharmacy law


Peer Reviewed Publications:

Book Chapters :
Gallagher, P. J. ,Sahm, L. & Clarke, L. (2011). Prescription and control of suplly of medicines. In Weedle, P. & Clarke, L., editors. Pharmacy and Medicines Law in Ireland. London: Pharmaceutical Press; 2011, pp 81-118.

Coleman, D., Bennett, D, Gallagher, P., Flint, S., Nolan, A., Mulcahy, F., Sullivan, D, Henman, M, Russell, R. & Shanley, D. (1994). Oral candidosis and HIV infection: antifungal drug resistance and changes in Candida population dynamics. In Greenspan, J. S., Greenspan, D., editors. Oral manifestations of HIV infection. Chicago, III: Quinntessence Publishing Co. Ltd,; 1995, pp 112-118.

Original Aticles :

Cleary, B. J., Reynolds K, Eogan, M., O'Connell, M. P., Fahey, T., Gallagher, P.J., Clarke, T., White, M.J., McDermott, C, O'Sullivan, A., Carmody, D., Gleeson, J. & Murphy, D.J. (2012). Methadone dosing and prescribed medication use in a prospective cohort of opioid-dependent pregant women. Addiction In Press [epub ahead of print]

Gallagher CT, Holton A, McDonald LJ, Gallagher PJ (2012). The fox and the grapes: an Anglo-Irish perspective on conscientious objection to the supply of emergency hormonal contraception without prescription. Journal of Medical Ethics 2012; 38:87-92

Cleary, B. J., Eogan, M., O'Connell, M. P., Fahey, T., Gallagher, P.J., Clarke, T., White, M.J., McDermott, C, O'Sullivan, A., Carmody, D., Gleeson, J. & Murphy, D.J. (2012). Methadone and perinatal outcomes: a prospective cohort study. Addiction 107:1482-1492.

Lawlor, C., O'Sullivan, M.P., Rice, B., Dillon, P., Gallagher, P.J., O Leary, S., Shoyele, S., Keane, J. & Cryan, S.A. (2012). Therapeutic aerosol bioengineering of targeted, inhalable microparticle formulations to treat Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTb). Journal of Material Science: Materials in Medicine 23:89-98.

Kerrigan, S. W., Meehan, N. & Gallagher, P.J. (2011). Obesity management in pharmacy. Pharmacy Education 11:130-131.

Lawlor, C., O' Sullivan, Mary P., Sivadas, N., O'Leary, S., Gallagher, P. J., Keane, J. & Cryan, S.-A. (2011). The application of high-content analysis in the study of targeted particulate delivery systems for intracellular drug delivery to alveolar macrophages. Molecular Pharmaceutics:8(4): 1100-1112.

Lawlor, C., Kelly, C., O'Leary, S., O'Sullivan, M.P., Gallagher, P.J., Keane, J. & Cryan, S. (2011). Celluar targeting and trafficking of drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of Mtb. Tuberculosis: 91 (1); 93-97.

Cleary, B.J., Donnelly, J.M., Strawbridge, J.D., Gallagher, P.J., Fahey, T. & Murphy, D. (2011). Methadone and perinatal outomes: a retrospective cohort study. American Journal of Obstretrics and Gynaecology Vol 204, No 2, 139e1-139e9.

Cleary, B. J., Butt, H. B, Strawbridge, J. D., Gallagher, P.J., Fahey, T. & Murphy, D. J. (2010). Medication use in early pregnancy:-prevalence and determinants of use in a prospective cohort of women. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety 19 (4) pp.408-407.

Cleary, B. J., Donnelly, D., Strawbridge, J. D., Gallagher, P. J., Fahey, T. & Murphy, D. J. (2010). .Methadone dose and neonatal abstinence syndrome: systematic review and meta-analysis. Addiction 105 (12):2071-2084.

Grimes, T., Duggan, C., Gallagher, P. & Strawbridge, J. (2009). Care of the stroke patient: communication between the community pharmacist and prescribers in the Republic of Ireland. Pharmacy World & Science 31, 6, 648-655.

Crean, B. & Gallagher, P. (2005). The benefit of structured referral of patients from community pharmacy to general practice. The Irish Pharmacy Journal 83 (10): 398-402

Coleman, D. C., Bennett, D. E., Sullivan, D. J., Gallagher, P. J., Henman, M. C., Shanley, D. B. & Russell, R. J. (1993). Oral Candida in HIV Infection and AIDS: New Perspectives/ New Approaches. Critical Reviews in Microbiology 19 (2), 61-82.

Gallagher, P. J., Bennett, D. E., Henman, M. C., Russell, R. J., Flint, S. R., Shanley, D. B. & Coleman, D. C. (1992). Reduced azole susceptibility of oral isolates of Candida albicans from HIV-positive patients and a derivative exhibiting colony morphology variation. Journal of General Microbiology 138, 1901-1911.

Gallagher, P. J., Henman, M. C., Russell, R. J., Flint, S. R., Coleman, D. C. & Shanley, D. B. (1991). Azole resistance in Candida albicans: laboratory and clinical findings. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 31:234P