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Anthony G Gallagher Ph.D.

Anthony G Gallagher Ph.D.

Dr. Anthony Gerald Gallagher completed a B.Sc (Hons.) in Psychology (1994-1988) at the University of Ulster at Jordanstown, in Northern Ireland. He was awarded a Scholarship to study for his Ph.D. in Psychology at Trinity College Dublin (1989 – 1992). During his Ph.D. he investigated the neuroscience of drug resistant auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia. He also developed and validated new behavioural treatments for ‘treatment resistant’ psychotic symptoms. After completing his Ph.D. he was appointed at Queen’s University Belfast, as a Research Officer (1992), Research Fellow (1993), Lecturer in Psychology (1995) and Research Director of the Northern Ireland Centre for Endoscopic Training and Research. In 1998 he was appointed as Consultant Psychologist (Hon.) Royal Group Hospitals Trust and in 1999 Assistant Director, The Queen’s University Centre for Health Care Informatics. He was the first academic from Ireland to be awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Scholarship and during this time worked with Prof.Richard Satavaat Yale University (2000 – 2001). Before leaving Yale he was appointed as a visiting Professor in the Dept. of Surgery. In 2003 he moved full-time to the US to take up appointment as Director of Research at EmoryEndosurgery Unitand Adjunct Professor at Emory University. From 2005 – 2009 he worked as Professor of Human Factors at the National Surgical Training Centre at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Dublin) and currently works in the School of Medicine, University College Cork (UCC). His principal research interests include virtual reality, minimal access surgery, endovascular interventions, pacemaker implantation and validation of medical devices for training and assessment. During his time at Yale he was the scientific lead in the first group to demonstrate in a prospective, randomized double-blinded study the power of virtual reality training for improved operating room performance. Dr. Gallagher is also a regular keynote and invited speaker at national and international medical, surgical, cardiology, science and ergonomics conferences. He is considered one of the leading exponents and international experts on the design, application and validation of VR in medicine. Along with the late Prof. Gerry O’Sullivan (UCC School of Medicine and Cork Cancer Research Centre) he has authored one of the first textbooks focusing on the development, use and validation of medical simulations (Gallagher AG, O’Sullivan GC. Fundamentals of Surgical Simulation; Principles & Practices London: Springer Verlag; 2011).

Recent posts by Anthony G Gallagher Ph.D.

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What’s the big deal about full physics simulation?

By Anthony G Gallagher Ph.D. on Jul 3, 2012 5:52:00 PM

Mentice welcomes Anthony G Gallagher, Ph.D. who is one of the leading exponents and international experts on the design, application and validation of VR in medicin. He currently works in the School of Medicine, University College Cork (UCC) and this week he is our guest blogger. 
Topics: Endovascular Training