#dotMD22 will take place in Galway on June 17th and 18th 2022
Bengali, British & Boris-phobic, Dr. Sumi Dunne BM BSc (Hons) MICGP MSc FFSEM
graduated from the University of Southampton. She undertook Neonatal intensive
Care and Emergency Department Paediatrics training before undertaking specialist
general practice (GP) at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). Since then,
she has maintained both an academic and clinical career in General Practice, working
as a Clinical Lecturer in the Department of General Practice RCSI and as a rural GP in
Portarlington, County Laois.
In her clinical, academic and other professional activities, Sumi has developed a
particular interest in doctor and GP team wellbeing. She believes strongly in the need
for clinician leadership, and completed a Master’s in Leadership at RCSI together
with being a member of the RCSI Human Research and Ethics Committee. In 2021
Sumi was appointed to the Oireachtas specialist sub-committee on Mental Health.
Sumi also contributes to GP articles in various media outlets, and is the GP expert on
RTE’s Operation Transformation since 2019.
A mother of four children aged between 8 and 18, and in Loco Parentis for 2
retrievers (with several co-morbidities), hens and peacocks, Sumi continues navigating
the path of parenthood and has a guilty pleasure for cooking with chocolate.