Northern Ireland Regional Council

The role of the Northern Ireland Regional Council members is to provide professional leadership in the region and contribute at a national level to the maintenance and development of pathology services and the quality of care that patients receive. Members create influential linkages with the local stakeholders and build strong relationships with other key decision-makers to ensure that the College has a valued voice. They also filter and amplify relevant information for the College and communicate this information back to the College on a regular basis. 

Northern Ireland Regional Council members

  • Professor Ken Mills

    Chair, Northern Ireland Regional Council (Elected 2016-2021) - term extended

  • Dr Mark Catherwood

    Elected 2020-2023 (Haematology - Clinical Scientist)

  • Dr Grainee Connolly

    Observer (Regional Specialty Adviser for Chemical Pathology)

  • Dr Elizabeth Hodges

    Elected 2019-2022 (Immunology - Clinical Scientist)

  • Dr Michelle Hookham

    Trainee Representative (Clinical Science)

  • Dr Eamon McCarron

    Trainee Representative (Chemical Pathology)

  • Dr Gareth McKeeman

    Elected 2017-2021 (Clinical Biochemistry - Clinical Scientist)

  • Dr Melanie Percy

    Co-opted member 2017-2021 (Haematology - Clinical Scientist)

  • Dr Yuri Protaschik

    Elected 2020-23 (Medical Microbiology)