Dr Colm Galligan

Dr Galligan is from Dublin and graduated from Trinity College Dublinmedical school in 1996. He also completed an MSc (research) from Trinityin 2001. He spent 6 years working in a variety of clinical, research andteaching posts before completing an MBA from the Smurfit Business School in2003. He subsequently worked in a variety of Clinical Research and MedicalAffairs roles in the pharmaceutical industry with UK and Europeanresponsibility before taking up his current position with MSD in Ireland asMedical Director in late 2007.

Dr Galligan has extensive experience in setting up multinational phase 2,3 & 4 clinical trials as well as supporting the development of InvestigatorSponsored studies. He contributes to the broader clinical research andpolicy development agenda in Ireland through working groups inorganisations such as IPPOSI (Irish Platform for Patient Organisations,Science & Industry).

Dr Galligan is a Member of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of theRoyal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom, a member of the IrishPharmaceutical Healthcare Association Code Council and Chairman of the RAMIsection of Pharmaceutical Medicine. He is also currently a mentor on theHealth XL business start-up accelerator programme.