Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

123 St Stephens Green
Dublin, Ireland

Role in the project

Overall PANIWATER consortium coordination and management.
WP2: Provide Ethical advice and manage preparation and submission of Ethical
Approval applications surrounding pilot plants.
WP3: Transparent Jerrycan (TJC) design; TJC evaluation; Assessment of health impact of Solar Jerrycans on communities. Provide Ethical advice and manage preparation and submission of Ethical Approval applications for health impact assessments. WP6: WP LEADER


Prof. Kevin McGuigan

Project Coordinator

Is Associate Professor of Medical Physics in the RCSI, Department of Physiology & Medical Physics. He teaches on the Medicine, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy programmes and is Director of the Solar Disinfection Research Group which develops technology interventions against waterborne disease in developing countries such as Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe, S. Africa and Cambodia.

Prof. Ronán Conroy

Is Associate Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health Medicine and is statistical and research advisor at the RCSI. His main areas of research interest are low-technology solutions to major health problems in developing countries (such as solar disinfection of water) and cardiovascular disease.

Eric Clarke

Eric Clarke is a Lecturer in Health Informatics at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Prof. David Smith

David Smith is Associate Professor of Health Care Ethics in RCSI and Director of the MSc in Health Care Ethics and Law in RCSI. He lectures on health care ethics in Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. He is the Ethics Consultant to the Bon Secours Health System and the Ethics Committee of the Daughters of Charity Family Services. He was a member of the Irish Council for Bioethics and the National
Council of the Forum on End of Life in Ireland. He is currently a member of the National Advisory Committee on Bioethics Ethics, the Medicinal Cannabis Expert Reference Group, the Domestic Violence Service Team, UNESCO Committee – Ireland, the ISCP Professional Procedures/Ethics Standing Committee, the National Committee for the Protection of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes, the Living Donor Ethics Committee of Beaumont University Hospital, the Ethics Working Group of the Irish Association of Palliative Care Consultants, and the Advisory Committee on Research Ethics Committees in Ireland established by HIQA. The Ethics Working Party of the European Forum for Good Clinical Practice, the European Network for Research Ethics Committees (EUREC) and ethical advisor to Atomium Culture. He is on the Scientific and Ethics Advisory Committee for a number of FP7 and H2020 projects. He is also a member of a number of
Research Ethics Committees in Ireland.