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.

History of 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 third-level student healthcare in Ireland. It was originally founded circa 1972. We are very grateful to Dr David Thomas and Nurse Hannah Glackin for helping to compile this history which tells the story of our association. » read more

 

Executive Committee Member

'Executive Committee Member' image Michelle Cresswell R.G.N. Student Health Centre, Institute of Technology, Tallaght. » read more

 

Executive Committee Member

'Executive Committee Member' image Maura Hennessy, R.G.N. Student Health, Carlow College St. Patrick's. » read more

 

Co-Treasurer

'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

 

President

'President' image Laura Tully, R.G.N. B.N.S. H.Dip (Specialist Practice). Institute Nurse & Health Centre Coordinator, Athlone Institute of Technology. » read more

 

Treasurer

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

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