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Ronan was born in Ireland in 1960. He graduated from Queen's University in 1984. He joined Hawkins Clinic in 2000 and in still currently working full time. Ronan's medical interest include Paediatrics, Neurology, and Respiratory Disease.

I have been in practice as a general medical practitioner since 1989. In 1999 I emigrated with my family to Australia to continue working as a rural GP.



  • Queens University of Belfast 1979-1984
  • Bachelor of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Surgery
  • Bachelor of Obstetrics


  • Diploma Royal College of Ostetricians and Gynaecologists London 1987
  • JCPTGP 1989
  • Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners UK 1989
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners 2000

Academic Awards And Fellowships


  • Magrath Clinical Scholarship Ophthalomogy


  • Royal College of General Practitioners UK
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Medical Interests

  • Respiratory Illness esp. Asthma
  • Neurology
  • Occupational Health
  • Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate doctors

Current Hospital/Medical Appointments

  • Secondary Medical Care for Private patients and Veterans

Mount Gambier Private Hospital

  • GP Supervisor Emergency Dept., Mount Gambier Hospital
  • Q Fever immunisation provider

Past Medical Appointments

  • GP Advisor to Southern Area Health Board, N.Ireland
  • Rural GP Advisor to Statewide Obstetric Shared Care Committee, South Australia


I am happily married to Mairead and have 2 children. My non-medical intellectual interests include the following;

  • Astronomy
  • Natural History

My sporting and recreational activities include

  • Snow skiing
  • Fishing
  • Cycling
  • Cooking
  • Travelling


Ronan with His catch - a 20kg Albacore Tuna  



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