Prof. Ciarán O’Boyle

Professor of Psychology and Director of the RCSI Institute of Leadership

Ciarán is the Director of the Institute and an RCSI Professor of Psychology. He established the first Department of Psychology in an Irish Medical School in 1985.

He has also been a Visiting Professor at the School of Dental Science at Trinity College Dublin, Vice Dean of the RCSI Faculty of Medicine and a member of of the RCSI Senior Management Team. He is the National Educator for the RCSI Advanced Trauma and Life Support (ATLS) Programme. Before joining RCSI, he was a senior research psychologist at the UCD Department of Psychiatry at St James’s Hospital in Dublin.

He holds a BSc & a PhD, both from UCD, a Diploma in Theology from the Milltown Institute of Theology & Philosophy and a Diploma in Organisational Leadership from the University of Oxford.

He lectures extensively in Ireland and internationally and he has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers, two books and numerous book chapters.

He has been a consultant psychologist to a range of national and international public and private sector organisations in the military, aviation, financial services and healthcare sectors.