Prof. Ivan Perry

CRF-UCC Interim Director

Professor Ivan Perry is an accomplished public health expert with a wealth of academic and professional qualifications. He holds degrees from NUI Galway and the University of London, including a Ph.D. in Epidemiology. Professor Perry is a distinguished member of prestigious institutions such as the Royal College of Physicians (UK), Royal College of Physicians (Ireland), and the Royal Irish Academy.

With over two decades of experience in population health research, Professor Perry’s contributions have been extensive and influential. He has authored over 300 publications in peer-reviewed journals, accumulating over 23,000 citations, and has supervised more than 20 doctoral theses. His research has significantly advanced our understanding of the interplay between cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, among other critical topics.

Having previously served as Professor of Public Health and the Dean of the School of Public Health at University College Cork, Professor Perry was instrumental in building a flourishing academic public health program.

Professor Perry is also recognized for his pivotal role in establishing Ireland’s National Self Harm Registry, which has garnered international adoption as a Global Template for self-harm surveillance. Additionally, he has played key roles in shaping national policy documents related to health and diet research, influencing public health initiatives in Ireland and beyond.

His expertise and achievements make him an ideal fit for his role as the Interim Director of CRF-UCC which benefits greatly from his vast knowledge and leadership in the field of public health and research excellence.

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