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Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering

Our Department of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering offers essential support across various clinical specialties, including diagnostic imaging, radiation therapy, cardiovascular medicine, critical care, emergency medicine, dialysis, dermatology, and theatres. We provide a wide range of specialised scientific and technical services to ensure exceptional patient care.


Medical Physics

  • Radiation protection involving ionising radiation
  • Image analysis
  • Therapy procedures
  • Quality control
  • Measurement and data reduction
  • In-vivo and in-vitro tests
  • Non-ionising radiation protection involving lasers and ultraviolet sources
  • Commissioning work
  • Teaching and research

Clinical Engineering

  • Actively participating in all aspects of, electro medical devices and equipment management, equipment maintenance, project development, equipping
  • Compiling comprehensive equipment technical specifications
  • Advising on and evaluating new equipment purchases
  • Continuously updating information on EEC Directives
  • Continuous liaison with health and safety including Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) alerts
  • Quality control and compliance with international standards
  • Project decommissioning programme
  • Comprehensive database on all aspects of electro medical devices/equipment (AIMS programme)
  • Teaching and research UCD, DCU
  • Members of the department sit on national and international advisory committees

Other useful contact details

Medical Physics Team


Clinical engineering team

  • Vineesh Nair – Interim Chief Clinical Engineer
  • Derek Farrell – Principal Clinical Engineer
  • John Harte – Senior Clinical Engineer
  • Gagan Pratap Singh – Senior Clinical Engineer
  • Fathima Rinza – Senior Clinical Engineer
  • Irene McQuillan – Clinical Engineer (Medical Equipment coordinator)
  • Maryla Oshodi – Clinical Engineer 

Useful links


Head of Department
tel:   (01) 221 6144


2nd Floor, Clinical Services Building
St. Vincent’s University Hospital
Elm Park
Dublin 4.

Basement Corridor
Clinical Services Building
St. Vincent’s University Hospital

Opening Hours

Mon to Fri: 08:00 – 17:00