Dr. Siobhán Ní Bhriain

Siobhan Ni Bhriain
TitleDr. Siobhán Ní Bhriain
Consultant Psychiatrist for Older People
Contact DetailsPlease note Dr. Ní Bhriain is on secondment to the role of National Clinical Lead & Group Advisor for Mental Health. She can be contacted on ncagl.mentalhealth@hse.ie
SpecialtyPsychiatry of Later Life

Education & Experience

  • Member Royal College of Physicians of London, 1997
  • Member Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1998
  • Clinical Research Fellow, Mercer’s Institute for Research on Ageing, 1998-2002
  • Certificate of Completion for the RCSI and King’s Fund Leadership & Management Programme for Senior Registrars, 2003
  • Senior Registrar, Dublin Rotational Training Scheme, 2002-2006
  • Consultant in Psychiatry of Later Life, HSE and Tallaght University Hospital, 2006 onwards

Areas of Interest

  • Liaison Psychiatry for Older People 
  • Capacity and Consent 
  • Diagnosis and management of Dementia and Challenging Behaviour
  • Diagnosis and management of Delirium
  • Integrated Care Pathways across care-giving settings, providing continuum of patient care
  • Neuropsychiatric Sequelae of Parkinson’s Disease and related conditions


  • Principle Investigator for a three year health services research project funded by a Mental Health Commission grant-‘Measurement of needs in the HSE-SWA: a measure of needs and correlation with intervention in home and community-based services in general adult psychiatry and psychiatry of later life’; 2006-2009
  • Chair, Dementia Services Information and Development (DSIDC), 2011-2014
  • Clinical Director, Mental Health Services, Dublin South Central, 2012 to date
  • Chair, Tallaght University Hospital Medical Board, 2014 to 2018