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Beaumont Hospital

Dr Mary Cannon
Department of Psychiatry
RCSI Education and Research Centre
Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 5




01 809 3855

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General Information

Beaumont Hospital is a 600 bed teaching hospital in North Dublin. It is the main teaching hospital for the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Medical School. Beaumont Hospital is the national tertiary referral centre for Neurosurgery, Renal Transplantation and Radiation Oncology and is a centre of excellence for Neurology.

The Psychiatry Department in Beaumont Hospital is a well-established Liaison Psychiatry Service with sub-specialities in Neuropsychiatry, Psycho-oncology, Psycho-hepatology and Transplantation Psychiatry. Beaumont Hospital takes BST trainees from the SJOG rotation, the RCSI/HSE rotation and the North Dublin General Practice training scheme.


There is an extensive programme of teaching within the Department with weekly case presentations and journal clubs, monthly research meetings and regular audit meetings.

Research and Audit

Trainees are encouraged to take part in research or audit during their six month placement here. There is an active research programme within the Department (see Research section).

Post Membership Opportunities

There are also excellent opportunities for post-membership trainees in the Beaumont Hospital/ RCSI Psychiatry Department with lecturer, tutor and clinical research fellow positions regularly available.

Research Programmes

A list of the extensive research programmes in place in Beaumont Hospital (in collaboration with RCSI Department of Psychiatry) are as follows: 

1. Neuropsychiatry Research Programme (D. Cotter; K Murphy; M Cannon):
2. Programme of Research into Psychotic Symptoms in Childhood and Adolescence (M Cannon)
3. Programme of Research on Early Risk Factors for Psychosis and gene-environment interaction (M Cannon and M Clarke)
4. Programme of research on Proteomics and Neuropathology in Psychosis (D Cotter)
5. Programme of Research on use of ECT in psychiatry (K. Murphy in collaboration with MHC)
6. Programme of Research use of coercion in psychiatry (K. Murphy in collaboration with MHC)
7. Programme of Research on velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS) (K Murphy)
8. The prevalence of psychiatric problems among the medically-ill (S MacHale)


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