Professor Donal O'Shea
National Clinical Lead for Obesity, University College Dublin and Health Service Executive, Ireland
Qualified from University College Dublin in 1989 and then moved to Hammersmith Hospital in London. Completed research with Professor Sir Stephen Bloom on how the brain controls appetite. Moved to current position in 1999 establishing 2 hospital based multidisciplinary treatment teams for the management of adult obesity and gender dysphoria. Is a member of the Department of Health Policy group on obesity established in 2011 and chaired a group carrying out a health impact assessment on the potential benefits and harms of a tax on sugar sweetened drinks. Has presented the EU Ministers for Health and the Director General of the WHO on the importance of prevention of childhood obesity. Has specific research interests in obesity and gender identity and has published over 250 research papers. He is currently the National lead for management of Obesity with the Health Service Executive in Ireland.