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UHL announces appointment of Dr Niamh Peters, Consultant Medical Oncologist

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Dr Niamh Peters qualified from University College Cork (UCC) in 2012 with a First Class Honours Degree, and completed her Higher Specialist Training in Medical Oncology in Ireland.

UL Hospitals Group announces Dr Niamh Peters’ appointment as Consultant Medical Oncologist, bringing experience in various clinical, educational, and research roles in Ireland, the UK, and New Zealand

Dr Peters is interested in medical education, and has lectured at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

UL Hospitals Group has announced the appointment of Consultant Medical Oncologist, Dr Niamh Peters, who comes to Limerick having amassed extensive clinical, educational and research experience in a variety of roles in Ireland, the UK and further afield.

Dr Peters qualified from University College Cork (UCC) in 2012 with a First Class Honours Degree, and completed her Higher Specialist Training in Medical Oncology in Ireland.

She has worked in medical oncology in various hospitals in Ireland and in New Zealand, and also completed a two-year Fellowship in Experimental Cancer Medicine in The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester.


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Dr Peters is interested in medical education, and has lectured at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She was awarded travel bursaries for her research from the Irish Society of Medical Oncology in 2019 and 2020, and the Ainsworth Scholarship from UCC in 2020.

She is a keen researcher who has published numerous research papers in peer-reviewed journals, and presented her research findings at national and international level.

Dr Peters also recently completed a Master’s degree in Public Health through UCC, and her dissertation focused on Irish men’s awareness of penile cancer.

A member of the European Society of Medical Oncology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and Cancer Trials Ireland, Dr Peters also sits on the expert committee for the Health Products Regulatory Authority in Ireland, and previously sat on the Drugs and Therapeutics Committee in the Christie NHS Foundation Trust.

The newly appointed Consultant Medical Oncologist also enjoys keeping fit and travelling.

Dr Peters’s professional areas of interest include prostate and penile cancer, clinical trials, cancer prevention, and the advancement of health equity in cancer care.

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