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Irish Trainee Emergency Research Network


Trainee Led

Providing Opportunities


about us.

ITERN is the Irish Trainee Emergency Research Network that is committed to providing opportunities and opening doors for Irish EM Trainees.

Following on from the successful establishment of the Trainee Emergency Research Network (TERN) led by RCEM in the UK, ITERN has been established by EM trainees for improve access to research opportunities in Emergency Medicine (EM) in Ireland.

Supported by IAEM, ITERN is a new collaboration of EM trainees across the Republic of Ireland, who have come together to drive research projects that can change practice. We aim to provide research opportunities for trainees in EM, through collaborative project creation, and by providing supportive guidance, training and organisational structure to perform multi-site projects.


Our Aims

We want to develop unique and practice changing research projects, that are developed by trainee groups, and that will have a clear impact on practice and patient experience.

By engaging in collaborative research, ITERN can provide a strong platform for research co-ordination. Trainees all over the country can engage in projects locally, therefore providing an instant multi-site study, with large numbers of patients and an increased confidence in being able to answer a particular research question, and potentially have more chance of an impact on practice.

For the trainee, ITERN will provide increased exposure to research activity and lots of opportunities for data analysis, research design, academic writing and presentation/publication experience. If a trainee has an idea for a research project, ITERN can provide a multi-site platform for this research to be performed at a national level, strengthening the impact of the project.


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Express your interest by joining the ITERN mailing list

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Our team.

Met the team behind ITERN
Dr Etimbuk Umana

MD, MRCEM Specialist Registrar, Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown, Dublin.
Current president, Irish Emergency Medicine Trainee Association
Interest in resuscitation, POCUS and cardiovascular research. My aspiration is to see ITERN run significant practice changing research in emergency medicine.

Dr James Foley

MB BCh BAO MRCEM PgDip(SEM) James is a Specialist Registrar in Emergency Medicine in University Hospital Waterford and his interests include musculoskeletal trauma, sports medicine, POCUS and medical education. He received the IAEM Research Bursary in 2017 for his work on cycling trauma in Ireland.

Dr Marcus Jee

Marcus Jee MD, SHO is a Senior House Officer in Emergency Medicine working at Galway University Hospital and is currently a trainee in the Core Speciality Training in Emergency Medicine Yr 1. He has a special interest in resuscitation, patient safety in healthcare and Simulation Medicine.

Dr Jeffrey Mulcaire

Jeffrey Mulcaire , MB , BCH, BAO, BSc (Biomedical) is currently a Senior House Officer completing Core Specialist Training in Cork University Hospital. Jeff has an interest in paediatric emergency medicine, expedition medicine, global health and disaster medicine. Jeff is currently joint coordinator of Cork University Hospital's Emergency Innovation Research Network (EIRN) which encourages and supports research and development in Emergency Medicine.

Dr Andrew Patton

Andrew is a Specialist Registrar in Emergency Medicine currently working in Cork University Hospital.

Tom Roberts

TERN Fellow
Tom is an ST3 in Emergency Medicine in Severn Deanery, UK. He is the inaugural RCEM TERN Fellow. Tom was in charge of delivering the HED and TIRED study done across UK and Ireland through TERN.

Dr Conor Deasy

Consultant in Emergency Medicine Clinical Lead in Emergency Medicine at Cork University Hospital.

Regional Reps

The regional reps will help support our research network by working closely with site leads in co-ordinating ITERN projects.
Dr Saema Saeed
Dr Bassey Ndoma-Egba
Dr Bronagh MacManus
Dr Ahmed Ahmed
Dr Stephen Sheridan


Our Projects

Here's a brief overview of our current projects

ITERN Projects

Throughout the year, we plan to run a number of projects. A brief overview of each project will be available here with further updates published on our news page. Join our mailing list to be kept in the loop with new projects!

ITERN Call for Projects
We have had an amazing year with two national multi-site projects completed, two publications being submitted for consideration for publication and another one to follow. ITERN displayed two posters at EUSEM and had a moderated…
CERA Publication
Psychological Distress and Trauma in Doctors Providing Frontline Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United Kingdom and Ireland: A Prospective Longitudinal Survey Cohort Study This paper stemmed from the Covid-19 Emergency Response Assessment…
NERRA IRL Study Update
Its here! The first ever Emergency Medicine trainee led, multi-site study is about to commence. Thank you to all the sites who have signed up for what should be an exciting development for EM…

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For Trainees

Run by Trainees for Trainees

Big Data

Collaboration with EDs across the country.​


Kick-start your research career!

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For Trainees​

Run by Trainees for Trainees​

Big Data​

Collaboration with EDs across the country.​


Kick-start your research career!​