Ronan Quirke is a pharmacist who both practises and lectures in pharmacy. Ronan was awarded his primary degree in 1993 from the University of Bradford and completed his MSc in Clinical Pharmacy in 1996. He graduated with an M.Ed in Clinical Pharmacy Teaching from the University of Leeds in 2004. He is currently superintendent pharmacist of a busy pharmacy in Tipperary where he is responsible for the training of postgraduate pharmacy interns. In addition to this work, he is a Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy at the School of Pharmacy University College Cork and is Adjunct Assistant Professor in Trinity College.
Prior to his current role, Ronan worked as a pharmacist in hospital settings, as Chief II Pharmacist in Tallaght University Hospital from 1996 to 2000 and resident pharmacist at St James’s Hospital before that. He has been very involved with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI), having served as Vice President and President of the Society. Ronan is currently a member of the Advisory Committee on Human Medicines for the Health Products Regulatory Authority and is a member of the Fitness to Practise Committee of the Medical Council.