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

Head of The School of Pharmacy

Paul Gallagher

Professor Paul Gallagher BSc (Pharm), PhD, MPSI
Head of the School of Pharmacy (2010-2018)
Tel: +353 1 402 8522

Prof. Paul Gallagher is the Head of School of Pharmacy of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (2010-2018). 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 with AIDS.  

Professional Committees
Member of the Steering Group of the Irish Institute of Pharmacy (2013-December 2017)
Member of RCSI Academic Council [2011-July 2018]
Member of the RCSI Institutional Review Working Group [2011-2018]
Member of RCSI Honorary Appointments and Promotions Committee [2012-July 2018]
Member of the Editorial Board of Pharmacy [2012-2018;]
Member of the organising committee of the Academic Institutional Membership (AIM) of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) (2016-2019)

Research Interests
Pharmacy education, epidemiology, and law & bioethics

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 Articles:

Dillon P, Phillips LA, Gallagher P, Smith S, Stewart D, Cousins G. Assessing the multidimensional realtionship between medication beliefs and adherence in older adults with hypertension using polynomial regression. Annals of Behavioural Medicine. 2018; XX:1-11

Judith Strawbridge, James Barlow, Aisling O'Leary, Muirne Spooner, Eric Clarke, Richard Arnett, Chris Langley, Keith Wilson, and Paul Gallagher (2017) DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF A NEW NATIONAL PHARMACY INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME IN IRELAND. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education e-View.

Alice E Holton, Paul J Gallagher, Cristín Ryan, Tom Fahey, Gráinne Cousins. Consensus validation of the POSAMINO (POtentially Serious Alcohol- Medication INteractions in Older adults) criteria. BMJ Open 2017;7:e017453. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017453

Michelle Flood, John C Hayden, Bernadette Bourke, Paul J Gallagher, and Sam Maher (2017) Design and Evaluation of Video Podcasts for Providing Online Feedback on Formative Pharmaceutical Calculations Assessments. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education e-View.

Hayden J.C., Dawkins I, Breatnach C, Leacy FP, Foxton J, Healy M, Cousins G,
Gallagher P.J., Doherty D.R. Effectiveness of α2 agonists for sedation in paediatric critical care: study protocol for a retrospective cohort observational study. BMJ Open. 2017;7(5).

Dillon P, Stewart D, Smith SM,
Gallagher P, Cousins G. Group-based trajectory models: assessing adherence to antihypertensive medication in older adults in a community pharmacy setting. Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics. 2017.

Holton AE,
Gallagher P, Fahey T, Cousins G. Concurrent use of alcohol interactive medications and alcohol in older adults: a systematic review of prevalence and associated adverse outcomes. BMC geriatrics. 2017;17(1):148.

Lawlor, C., O'Connor, G., O'Leary, S.,
Gallagher, P. J., Cryan, S.-A., Keane, J. & O'Sullivan, M. P. (2016). Treatment of Mycobacterium tuberculosis-Infected Macrophages with Poly (Lactic-Co-Glycolic-Acid) Microparticles Drives NFkB and Autophagy Dependent Bacillary Killing. PLoS ONE 11(2): e0149167. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0149167.

Hayden, J. C., Breatnach, C., Doherty, D. R., Healy, M.; Howlett, M.,
Gallagher, P. J., & Cousins, G. (2015). Efficacy of a2-Agonists for Sedation in Pediatric Critical Care: A Systematic Review. Paediatric Critical Care Medicine 17(2):e66-e75.doi.10.1097/PCC.0000000000000599.

O'Leary A., Usher C,., Lynch M., Hall M,.,Hemeryk L., Spillane S.,
Gallagher P. & Barry M. (2015) Generic medicines and generic substitution: contrasting perspectives of stakeholders in Ireland. BMC Research Notes 8(1):790.

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. (2013). Methadone dosing and prescribed medication use in a prospective cohort of opioid-dependent pregant women. Addiction 108(4):762-70 .doi: 10.1111/add.12078.

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.