Kirke, Ciara*

Seminar Title: 

Workshop 4 - Hospital pharmacist: learn to think global and act local (26th Congress - Hospital pharmacists – changing roles in a changing world)

Affiliation: 

Health Service Executive, Quality and Patient Safety Department - Clinical Lead, National Medication Safety Programme

Country: 

Ireland

1. Current Status, Position

Ms. Ciara Kirke is Clinical Lead of the National Medication Safety Programme in Ireland. She is responsible for leading initiatives to reduce medication-related harm and harm with venous thromboembolism in the public health system. She acts as a medication error expert for the European Medicines Agency and the World Health Organisation.  

2. Education

Ms Kirke studied Pharmacy at Trinity College Dublin and completed her MSc in Clinical Pharmacy at Queen's University Belfast. She has completed multiple post-graduate diplomas in leadership, management, risk management, quality and is an IHI  improvement adviser. 

3. Research Area

Ms Kirke collaborates with researchers in all aspects of medication safety and venous thromboembolism. 

4. Conflict of interest

None