Prof. Des Murphy – MB, PhD, FCCP, FRCPI, FRCPEdin – Consultant Respiratory Physician

Des is the clinical lead for asthma, ventilatory support in neuromuscular disease and pulmonary hypertension at the Cork University Hospital. Other areas of expertise include advanced lung disease, non-invasive ventilation, COPD and lung cancer. Des completed the Irish Specialist training program in Respiratory Medicine. Following the award of ERS fellowship he worked at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle as a clinical research fellow in lung transplantation where his research led to the award of PhD from Newcastle University. Subsequently, he was a post-doctoral fellow at McMaster University, Canada, where his interests were focused on asthma. He commenced his current positions as Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine/Senior lecturer in CUH/UCC in 2009.

He is a member of the Irish SPR Training Committee, member of the Clinical Research and Ethics Committee of the UCC affiliated hospital group, member of the ITS expert committee/Clinical advisory group to HSE for Asthma, member of the ITS expert committee/Clinical advisory group to HSE for COPD and a member of the medical and scientific committee of the Asthma Society of Ireland.

He heads an active research programme in clinical and translational medicine in CUH/UCC. He has acted as Principal and Chief investigator on several clinical trials, authored or co-authored over 90 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 3 book chapters, several national clinical guidelines and over 250 abstracts. Up to recently he was the National Clinical Lead for Respiratory Medicine.

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