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Noreen O'Carroll

B.A., H. Dip. Ed., M.A., Ph.D., DPMSA Secretary of Ethical, Political, Legal and Philosophical Studies Committee

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Noreen O'Carroll is a permanent part-time Lecturer in Medical Ethics at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland since 2009.  She also taught in Bahrain, at the RCSI Medical University of Bahrain twice yearly over a three year period as a visiting lecturer on the MSc Healthcare Ethics & Law programme; and co-led ethics workshops for consultants from Salmaniya Medical Complex and the Bahrain Defense Force Military Hospital.   She has been a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and at the School of Nursing & Midwifery at Trinity College Dublin.  Previous academic appointments were at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth and the Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy, Dublin. She is a former member of the Council of IFUT | the Irish Federation of University Teachers, and served on the previous RIA Ethical, Legal, Political and Philosophical Studies Committee for 2014-2018. Her philosophical education was at University College Dublin and the University of Helsinki, Finland.  She also undertook studies in philosophy of medicine and healthcare ethics in London, at the Society of Apothecaries. Her current research interests are on bioethics, human rights in healthcare, and methods of ethical reasoning in healthcare.

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