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Research queries

Please direct all research enquiries (including research ethics and research and education foundation grants) to:


The main aim of the ICGP research unit, is to develop and support research and audits in general practice in a structured format. The ICGP Research Committee supports the programme through the provision of advice and direction. We aim to contribute to the knowledge base of general practice and to support evidence-based practice.

The ICGP Strategic Plan - Beyond 2020 - highlights the importance of research to its mandate and specifies the strategic aim to "actively support leadership, innovation and research." The associated action plan outlines the following activities:

  • Support the development of research skills, capacity and infrastructure in general practice
  • Develop a planned programme of primary care based research

Statement regarding the use of our membership database for research purposes

  • In response to our members' request, the ICGP does not provide access to its membership database to any external organisation/individual for research or any other purpose. The college only sends out ICGP surveys or those we are in collaboration with to our members.
  • The policy and usage terms of the online Find a GP service is clearly stated on our website and as such this list should not be used for research purposes unless the recipients have agreed in advance to receive the specific material.
  • If you have been approached to participate in a research project or external audit and wish to check if it has been approved by the ICGP Research Ethics Committee, you can do so by contacting

List of approved projects from 2018 to 2021

Members of the team

  • Clinical Lead (Research Hub), Research, Policy and Information Department: Dr Mike O'Callaghan
  • Academic Lead, Research, Policy and Information Department: Dr Aileen Barrett
  • Administrative Head, Research, Policy & Information Department: Ms Gillian Doran
  • Chair of ICGP Research Committee: Professor Liam Glynn
  • Chair of ICGP Research Ethics Committee: Dr Frank Moriarty
  • Research Officer: Ms Ivana Keenan
  • Research Administrator: Ms Emma Smith 

Please direct all research enquiries (including research ethics and research and education foundation grants) to