Dr Niamh Lynch is a consultant paediatrician with a special interest in paediatric neurology. She graduated from University College Cork in 1998, winning the James M O’ Donovan Medical Prize (first place in medicine), the Pearson Medal and the John Kelly Prize (first place in surgery).
After internship in Cork she began her paediatric training in Temple Street Children’s Hospital and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Dublin. She took time out of her paediatric training scheme to work with UNICEF in Nepal. She then did a two year paediatric neurology fellowship in Vancouver, Canada from 2005-2007.
On her return to Ireland she was awarded the Denis O’ Sullivan Fellowship, as well as the Irish Institute of Clinical Neurology/ UCB Pharma Bursary in Neuroscience, and spent a year studying the mechanisms and treatment of neonatal brain injury with the Neonatal Brain Research Group.
She has worked in the Bon Secours Hospital in Cork since 2012, and in 2016 established Ireland’s first paediatric concussion clinic.