Marie Culliton

Marie Culliton entered the profession of medical science in 1973. She was awarded the Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science (Microbiology) in 1978 and Fellowship of the Institute of Biomedical Science in 1980 specialising in Clinical Chemistry. Further professional development resulted in the award of an MSc in Clinical Biochemistry from Trinity College Dublin in 1990 and the MBA in Health Services Management from University College Dublin and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2001.

Marie worked in the Endocrinology Laboratory at St Vincent’s University Hospital for many years where she had specialist interests in Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia and Polycystic Ovarian Disease. In 2004, Marie was appointed Chief Medical Scientist/Laboratory Manager at the National Maternity Hospital. Current interests are in maternal and fetal wellbeing. She is the national clinical lead for the introduction of the Order Communications in the Electronic Patient Record for Maternity and Newborn, which will bring significant patient safety benefit.

Marie has been a member of the Council of the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine (ACSLM) since 1985 and has served two terms as President. Marie also serves as the President of the European Association for Professions in Biomedical Science (EPBS) since 2004. In this role, she has undertaken a survey of education standards in Europe culminating in an agreed EPBS policy.

Marie’s experience as a Council member developing a streamlined registration process, her time as President of the ACSLM and EPBS, in addition to her role as a member of the Competent Authority assessing qualifications to practice and her extensive knowledge of the profession at a European and international level, will be of benefit to the Board.