Northern Ireland Regional Council

The role of the Northern Ireland Regional Council members is to provide professional leadership in their country 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 2016-2019)

  • Dr Ali Ben-Mussa

    Trainee Representative (Histopathology) - Observer

  • Dr Angel Boulos

    Elected 2018-2021 (Medical Microbiology)

  • Dr Brona Roberts

    Elected 2016-2019 (Clinical Biochemistry)

  • Dr Gareth McKeeman

    Elected 2017-2020 (Clinical Biochemistry - Clinical Scientist)

  • Dr Grainee Connolly

    Observer (Regional Specialty Adviser for Chemical Pathology)

  • Dr Ian Wilson

    Elected 2016-2019 (Medical Microbiology - Clinical Scientist)

  • Dr Jeremy Hamilton

    Elected 2018-2021 (Haematology)

  • Dr Kieran Morris

    Observer (Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service - NIBTS)

  • Dr Michael Ryan

    Elected 2019-2022 (Northern Ireland Pathology Network)

  • Dr Shirley Heggarty

    Elected (Molecular Genetics - Clinical Scientist)