Dr. Siobhán Ní Bhriain

Siobhan Ni Bhriain
TitleDr. Siobhán Ní Bhriain
Consultant Psychiatrist for Older People
Contact DetailsP: 01 463 5240 
E: Ursula.soanes@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