Education & Research

The Department of Gastroenterology has a substantial academic record and strong links with Trinity College Dublin. As a teaching hospital the department is involved in providing undergraduate clinical teaching. As a tertiary referral centre for a multitude of gastrointestinal disorders, Tallaght is a recognised training centre for postgraduate higher specialist training.

The Unit has an international recognition for research excellence - our major research focus includes the following:

  • Clinical Trials Unit
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Translational Research supported by the recent TAGG initiative

Clinical Trials Unit

The Clinical Trials Unit situated within the Gastroenterology Department at TUH provides the infrastructure, physical space, facilities, expertise and culture needed to optimally support patient-focused research studies and clinical trials aimed at understanding  diseases of the GI tract and their treatment.  

Group Objectives:

  • Increase research into the cause and complications of IBD
  • Improve patients' access to new therapies
  • Auditing IBD clinical services
  • IBD Database Management

We are currently investigating many areas to try to identify causes and improve treatment of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, including:

  • Determining which of our current treatments are most effective in getting these diseases under control
  • Investigating new medications in treatment of Crohn's disease, Ulcerative Colitis
  • Assessing Induction and maintenance of clinical response and remission rates of new therapies
  • Evaluating efficacy and safety of new drug therapies 


  • Click here to view publications


For more information please visit any of the following sites:

Irish Society for Colitis & Crohn's Ireland

National Association for Colitis & Crohn's Disease

Irish Society of Gastroenterology (ISGE)

United European Gastroenterolog (UEG)

European Crohn's & Colitis Organisation ECCO

Irish Cancer Society