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Linda Hickey and Dr Sarah Doyle Appointed to the Irish Blood Transfusion Board

Following a Public Appointments Service (PAS) campaign, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has appointed Ms Linda Hickey as Chair of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) Board for a period of up to three years with effect from 20th August 2018:

Ms Linda Hickey

Ms Hickey, B.B.S. has been an Independent Non-Executive Director at Kingspan Group plc since June 1, 2013. She is a registered stockbroker and the Head of Corporate Broking at Goodbody Capital Markets, where she has worked since 2004. Previously she worked at NCB Stockbrokers and Merrill Lynch.

 

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has appointed Dr Sarah Doyle as a member of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) Board for a period of up to three years with effect from 20th August 2018:

Dr Sarah Doyle

MB BCH BAO (Hons.) Trinity College, Dublin. Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI). Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the RCPI   Completion of Higher Specialist Training in Public Health Medicine, 2007. Masters Degree in Public Health, University College Dublin 2001 (I Hons., First Place).

Having trained in General Medicine and Nephrology until 2000, Dr. Doyle then undertook higher specialist training in Public Health Medicine. She has worked as a Consultant in Public Health Medicine in the Department of Public Health in the South-East since 2007, where, since 2010, she has worked solely in health protection.

This has involved leading regional teams in day-to-day infectious disease surveillance, prevention and control, leading outbreak control teams, responding to infectious and chemical water incidents, advocacy, audit, supporting clinical and other colleagues in prevention and control of infectious diseases, and development and implementation of guidelines.

Nationally Dr. Doyle has been leading and participating in national teams in infectious disease surveillance, prevention and control, development and implementation of national guidance, health promotion, and advocacy.

Her special areas of interest include HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), infectious intestinal disease and zoonoses, tuberculosis and drinking water.