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Professor Martina Hennessy

Assoc Prof Consultant MedicalEducation (Medical Education)


Assoc Prof Consultant MedicalEducation (Pharmacology & Therapeutics)

Prof Martina Hennessy is a practicing clinical pharmacologist and consultant physician in St James's Hospital Dublin with expertise in hypertension and cardiovascular risk. In addition, she is Associate Professor in Medical Education in the School of Medicine. Prof Hennessy was the first Fottrell post appointed as part of the HEA curricular reform process in 2007 and was responsible for directing reform of the undergraduate curriculum in medicine. Prof Hennessy is the Director of the Wellcome-HRB Clinical Research Facility in St James's Hospital, Dublin. The CRF is a collaborative partnership between St James's Hospital and Trinity College. Prof Hennessy is also the Director of Internship in The School of Medicine. In January 2023, Prof Hennessy took up the role of Chief Academic Officer (CAO) of the Dublin Midlands hospital Group (DMHG). The DMHG is composed of 7 hospitals, St James's Hospital Dublin, Tallaght University Hospital Dublin, The Coombe Women's Hospital Dublin, St Luke's Radiation Oncology Network at St James's Hospital, Naas General Hospital, Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore and Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise. The CAO is responsible for developing a structured and integrated approach to research, innovation, education and training for all healthcare professionals in the DMHG. The DMHG which includes its Academic Partner Trinity College Dublin (TCD), is one of the largest of 7 hospital groups established as a key transitional step in a Government initiative to reorganise the Public Health System.
  NOURISH :development of an irish-Ugandan HIV/ Nutrition research cluster Irish Aid / HEA
 Doctoral training for Development in Africa
 Establishment of a Dublin HIV Cohort Database
 Role of the nuclear receptors (PXR and CAR) and thymidine kinase polymorphisms on the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of antiretroviral therapy in HIV disease
 Proposal to Expand and consolidate the Development Studies Association of Ireland in collaboration with TIDI

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Details Date
Member,Education sub-committee Medical Council representing University 2009- present
Chair,Medication safety committee St James's Hospital 2011-present
Member. Patient Safety committee Tallaght Hospital 2013-present
Member Board of Governance of Clinical Research Facility ST James's Hospital 2013-present
Member European Academic alliance in Global Health 2010- present
Internship oversight committee - representing the Trinity Network of Interns (123) 2011 - present
member of Eurolife International health committee representing university 2008-present
HEA Clinical Skills development advisory group 2008-2009
Irish University Medical School Consortium 2011- present
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Medium Basic Basic
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Fellow Royal college of Physicians in Ireland 2006 present
Fellow Royal college of Physicians London 2007 present
British Hypertension society initially as a student 2000 present
British Pharmacological Society 1998 present
Eurolife Network of Universities 2008 present
Development Studies Association of Ireland 2012 present
London Clinical Pharmacology group 2004 2010
British HIV Association 2003 2008
Carter M, Tobin A, Coy L, McDonald D, Hennessy M, O'Rourke D, Room to improve: The diagnostic journey of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, European Journal of Paediatric Neurology, 42, 2023, p42 - 46, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Kennedy, Cormac, Hayes, Peter, Salama, Sulafa, Hennessy, Martina, Fogacci, Federica, The Effect of Semaglutide on Blood Pressure in Patients without Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Journal of Clinical Medicine, 12, (3), 2023, p772 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Ó Domhnaill, A. O"Mahony, M., Broderick, B., Hennessy, M., Donnelly, A., Naughton, O., Hurley, E., Carthy, P., Nolan, A., Moriarty, F. and Lyons, S., Impact of Nitrogen Dioxide on Health with Particular Emphasis on Vulnerable Groups, Environmental Protection Agency, 2023, p1 - 48, Report, PUBLISHED  URL
McElvaney O.J, McEvoy N.L, Boland F, McElvaney O.F, Hogan G, Donnelly K, Friel O, Browne E, Fraughen D.D, Murphy M.P, Clarke J, Choileáin O.N, O'Connor E, McGuinness R, Boylan M, Kelly A, Hayden J.C, Collins A.M, Cullen A, Hyland D, Carroll T.P, Geoghegan P, Laffey J.G, Hennessy M, Martin-Loeches I, McElvaney N.G, Curley G.F, A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of intravenous alpha-1 antitrypsin for ARDS secondary to COVID-19, Med, 3, (4), 2022, p233 - 248.e6, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Sheill G., Hennessy M., Devenney K., Reynolds S., Towns J., Gill M., Guinan E., A hospital to community exercise referral pathway: results of a pilot project., Irish Journal of Medical Science., 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Kamarajah, S.K. and Evans, R.P.T. and Nepogodiev, D. and Hodson, J. and Bundred, J.R. and Gockel, I. and Gossage, J.A. and Isik, A. and Kidane, B. and Mahendran, H.A. and Negoi, I. and Okonta, K.E. and Sayyed, R. and van Hillegersberg, R. and Vohra, R.S. and Wijnhoven, B.P.L. and Singh, P. and Griffiths, E.A. and Kamarajah, S.K. and Hodson, J. and Griffiths, E.A. and Alderson, D. and Bundred, J. and Evans, R.P.T. and Gossage, J. and Griffiths, E.A. and Jefferies, B. and Kamarajah, S.K. and McKay, S. and Mohamed, I. and Nepogodiev, D. and Siaw-Acheampong, K. and Singh, P. and van Hillegersberg, R. and Vohra, R. and Wanigasooriya, K. and Whitehouse, T. and Gjata, A. and Moreno, J.I. and Takeda, F.R. and Kidane, B. and Guevara Castro, R. and Harustiak, T. and Bekele, A. and Kechagias, A. and Gockel, I. and Kennedy, A. and Da Roit, A. and Bagajevas, A. and Azagra, J.S. and Mahendran, H.A. and Mejía-Fernández, L. and Wijnhoven, B.P.L. and El Kafsi, J. and Sayyed, R.H. and Sousa, M. and Sampaio, A.S. and Negoi, I. and Blanco, R. and Wallner, B. and Schneider, P.M. and Hsu, P.K. and Isik, A. and Gananadha, S. and Wills, V. and Devadas, M. and Duong, C. and Talbot, M. and Hii, M.W. and Jacobs, R. and Andreollo, N.A. and Johnston, B. and Darling, G. and Isaza-Restrepo, A. and Rosero, G. and Arias-Amézquita, F. and Raptis, D. and Gaedcke, J. and Reim, D. and Izbicki, J. and Egberts, J.H. and Dikinis, S. and Kjaer, D.W. and Larsen, M.H. and Achiam, M.P. and Saarnio, J. and Theodorou, D. and Liakakos, T. and Korkolis, D.P. and Robb, W.B. and Collins, C. and Murphy, T. and Reynolds, J. and Tonini, V. and Migliore, M. and Bonavina, L. and Valmasoni, M. and Bardini, R. and Weindelmayer, J. and Terashima, M. and White, R.E. and Alghunaim, E. and Elhadi, M. and Leon-Takahashi, A.M. and Medina-Franco, H. and Lau, P.C. and Okonta, K.E. and Heisterkamp, J. and Rosman, C. and van Hillegersberg, R. and Beban, G. and Babor, R. and Gordon, A. and Rossaak, J.I. and Pal, K.M.I. and Qureshi, A.U. and Naqi, S.A. and Syed, A.A. and Barbosa, J. and Vicente, C.S. and Leite, J. and Freire, J. and Casaca, R. and Costa, R.C.T. and Scurtu, R.R. and Mogoanta, S.S. and Bolca, C. and Constantinoiu, S. and Sekhniaidze, D. and BjeloviÄ , M. and So, J.B.Y. and GaÄ evski, G. and Loureiro, C. and Pera, M. and Bianchi, A. and Moreno Gijón, M. and Martín Fernández, J. and Trugeda Carrera, M.S. and Vallve-Bernal, M. and Cítores Pascual, M.A. and Elmahi, S. and Halldestam, I. and Hedberg, J. and Mönig, S. and Gutknecht, S. and Tez, M. and Guner, A. and Tirnaksiz, M.B. and Colak, E. and Sevinç, B. and Hindmarsh, A. and Khan, I. and Khoo, D. and Byrom, R. and Gokhale, J. and Wilkerson, P. and Jain, P. and Chan, D. and Robertson, K. and Iftikhar, S. and Skipworth, R. and Forshaw, M. and Higgs, S. and Gossage, J. and Nijjar, R. and Viswanath, Y.K.S. and Turner, P. and Dexter, S. and Boddy, A. and Allum, W.H. and Oglesby, S. and Cheong, E. and Beardsmore, D. and Vohra, R. and Maynard, N. and Berrisford, R. and Mercer, S. and Puig, S. and Melhado, R. and Kelty, C. and Underwood, T. and Dawas, K. and Lewis, W. and Al-Bahrani, A. and Bryce, G. and Thomas, M. and Arndt, A.T. and Palazzo, F. and Meguid, R.A. and Fergusson, J. and Beenen, E. and Mosse, C. and Salim, J. and Cheah, S., The influence of anastomotic techniques on postoperative anastomotic complications: Results of the Oesophago-Gastric Anastomosis Audit, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 164, (3), 2022, p674-684.e5 , Notes: [cited By 3], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Kennedy, Cormac, Ali, Osama, Farnan, Richard, Stinson, John, Gabr, Ahmed, Hall, Mary, O"Connor, Patricia, Hennessy, Martina, Barry, Michael, Clinical characteristics of two groups commonly referred to an Irish hypertension service"patients with resistant hypertension and young adults with hypertension, Irish Journal of Medical Science (1971 -), 191, (6), 2022, p2549-2557 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Cormac Kennedy and Osama Ali and Richard Farnan and John Stinson and Ahmed Gabr and Mary Hall and Patricia O'Connor and Martina Hennessy and Michael Barry, Clinical characteristics of two groups commonly referred to an Irish hypertension service"patients with resistant hypertension and young adults with hypertension, Irish Journal of Medical Science (1971 -), 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Ridge K, Conlon N, Hennessy M, Dunne P.J, Correction to: Feasibility assessment of an 8-week attention-based training programme in the management of chronic spontaneous urticarial (Pilot and Feasibility Studies, (2021), 7, 1, (103), 10.1186/s40814-021-00841-z), Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 7, (1), 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
McEvoy N.L, Clarke J.L, Mc Elvaney O.J, Mc Elvaney O.F, Boland F, Hyland D, Geoghegan P, Donnelly K, Friel O, Cullen A, Collins A.M, Fraughen D, Martin-Loeches I, Hennessy M, Laffey J.G, Mc Elvaney N.G, Curley G.F, A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, pilot trial of intravenous plasma purified alpha-1 antitrypsin for SARS-CoV-2-induced Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: a structured summary of a study protocol for a randomised, controlled trial, Trials, 22, (1), 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL

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Martina Hennessy, Dawn Quinn , TIDI Impact report , Trinity College Dublin , July , 2014, Report, PUBLISHED
Martina Hennessy, Dawn Quinn, TIDI Impact Report , Trinity College Dublin , July , 2013, Report, PUBLISHED
Uduma, Hennessy , A Report on North South Experiences of Doctoral Training for Development in Africa, Trinity College dublin , November , 2012, Report, PUBLISHED
Uduma, Hennessy , Building Research Capacity in Higher Education Institutes through Partnerships with African Universities, Trinity College Dublin , November , 2012, Report, PUBLISHED
Feely J, Hennessy M, Sheehan O, 'Hypertension and Health a Patient Guide. ', Dept of Clinical Pharmacology and therapeutics , 2000, -, Protocol or guideline, PUBLISHED


Award Date
UCL Teaching Award, Royal Free and University College Medical School Academic 2006
Glaxo-Wellcome CPS Oral Communications Prize British Pharmacological Society, 2001. The role of the multi-drug transporter P-glycoprotein in HIV disease 2001
Bristol Myers Squibb Travel Scholarship Award British HIV Association, April 2001 The Clinical Implications of P-glycoprotein Expression and Function in HIV Positive Patients. 2001
Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Registrars prize (2nd) April 2001 The Role of P-glycoprotein Expression and Function in HIV Positive Patients. 2001
Glaxo-Wellcome Oral communications Prize British Pharmacological Society, Jan 2000 The Pharmacokinetics of Nelfinavir Administered Twice Versus Three Times Daily in HIV positive Patients. 2000
The Irish Association of Pharmacologists Oral communications prize, Nov 2000 A Role for P glycoprotein Expression and Function in Drug Interactions with St John's Wort. 2000
Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Ireland Oral communications Prize April 2000. The Clinical Implications of Intracellular Protease Inhibitor Concentrations in HIV Patients. 2000
Professors prize in Paediatrics 1994
1st honours Medical Jurisprudence 5th medical year. 1993
Overall honours 2nd and 3rd medical years combined 1992
Distinction in Pharmacology 3rd medical year. 1992