Cecily Kelleher

Cecily Kelleher (MD DMed MPH FFPHMI FRCPI MRIA) is Chair of Public Health Medicine and Epidemiology at University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland. She has been the Principal of the College of Health and Agricultural Sciences in UCD since 2015. She previously served as Dean and head of the UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science.

Professor Kelleher is the former Chair on the statutory Women’s Health Council and served as Chair for the report to the Minister for Health in the Republic of Ireland of the COVID-19 Nursing Homes Expert Panel on Examination of Measures to 2021.

Her main areas of research are on lifecourse epidemiology and cardiovascular disease, childhood obesity, traveller health, and the public health impacts of tobacco smoke.