Dr. Peter Barrett

Peter Barrett
PhD Student, Irish Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) Fellow & Specialist Registrar in Public Health Medicine

Peter is interested in large-scale, applied epidemiological research. His PhD is focusing on the long-term risk of maternal renal disease after adverse pregnancy outcomes. This is a collaborative project between INFANT, the School of Public Health UCC, and the Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology in Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.

His areas of previous research experience have been varied, spanning the epidemiology of substance use, self-harm, and aspects of infectious disease control (HIV, measles, antibiotic resistance). He is particularly interested in vulnerable groups and in applying research to public health interventions and policy.

Career Profile:

2017-Present: Wellcome-HRB ICAT Fellow, INFANT & School of Public Health, University College Cork

2015-Present: Specialist Registrar in Public Health Medicine, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

  • SpR Posts: Department of Health, National Cancer Control Programme, CSTAR-UCD School of Public Health, Department of Public Health HSE-South.

2013-2015: Specialist Registrar in Public Health Medicine, NHS East of England

  • SpR Posts: Public Health Directorate Cambridge, MRC Epidemiology Unit Cambridge, Anglia & Essex Health Protection Unit

2012-2013: Senior House Officer Paediatrics, Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin & Tallaght Hospital

2010-2011: Medical/Surgical Intern, CUH & South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital


Education Profile:

2018-Present: PhD Candidate | University College Cork

2016-2017: Membership of Faculty of Public Health Medicine | Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

2014-2015: Membership of Faculty of Public Health | Faculty of Public Health, UK

2013-2014: MPhil Public Health | University of Cambridge

2011-2012: MSc Global Health | Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm

2005-2010: MB BCh BAO | University College Cork


Professional Activities/Achievements:


  • Young Researcher Forum Winner, European Public Health Conference, 2017
  • Young Forum Gastein Scholarships, European Health Forum, 2016 & 2018
  • Best Oral Presentation, All-Ireland Public Health Registrars Meeting, Belfast, 2015
  • Best Oral Presentation, Winter Scientific Meeting, Faculty of Public Health Medicine, RCPI, 2015
  • College Scholarship, Jesus College, University of Cambridge, 2014
  • Dr. Henry Hutchinson Stewart Scholarship in Paediatrics, National University of Ireland, 2010
  • R.G.G. Barry Prize, University College Cork, 2010
  • College Scholarship, University College Cork, 2008
  • Entrance Scholarship, University College Cork, 2005
  • Thomas MacDonagh Easter Week 1916 Commemoration Scholarship, 2005