About the Irish Student Health Association

The Irish Student Health Association (ISHA) is an organisation which serves as a forum in which members can discuss matters relevant to the provision, quality and effective management of student health care in Ireland.

It provides the opportunity to share ideas, discuss issues of common interest, and communicate best practice in relation to student health. Our members are drawn from the many different professions which contribute to medical care in the specialist field of third level education. 

At present our members are doctors, nurses and administrators. The Doctors group of the Irish Student Health Association is known as DASH and consists of all doctors (GP's) involved in health services in Third Level Education in Ireland. The Nurses Association is known as NASH and represents the nurses working in student health in Ireland. 

Membership of our organisation is free. Member are provided with email updates as well as website access. Members are also eligible to attend the annual conference and study days. Please contact irishstudenthealth@gmail.com if you would like to become a member.

Executive Committee Member

'Executive Committee Member' image Michelle Cresswell R.G.N. » read more


Executive Committee Member

'Executive Committee Member' image Maura Hennessy, R.G.N. working in Student Health at Carlow College St. Patrick's for over 13 years » read more



'Co-Treasurer' image Sharon Lane » read more


Vice President

'Vice President' image Dr. Aoife O Sullivan has been working in Student Health Service at UCC for over 12 years. Special interests - Eating Disorders, Health Promotion, Women's Health, Mental Health. » read more


Executive Committee Member

'Executive Committee Member' image Dr Eadaoin Lysaght U.C.D. » read more



'Treasurer' image Patricia Brady (U.C.D.) » read more



'President' image Laura Tully, R.G.N. B.N.S. H.Dip (Specialist Practice). Institute Nurse & Health Centre Coordinator, Athlone Institute of Technology. Over 6 years experience in Student Health. Special Interests Sexual Health, Women's Health, Wound Management & Tissue Viability, Health Promotion, Nutrition » read more


Public Relations Officer

'Public Relations Officer' image Dr. Eoin Mac Donncha (P.R.O.) MB BCh BAO, DOWH, DCH, MICGP, PDipHSc. Dochtúir - Aonad Sláinte na MacLéinn, Ollscoil na hÉireann Gaillimh / GP - Student Health Unit, NUI Galway. » read more



'Secretary' image Catriona Curran, Trinity College Dublin » read more