Karl F. Conyard

Study Principle Investigator

Researcher at UCD CSTAR and Public Health Advisor for HCA & Carers Ireland


Karl originally trained as a Healthcare Assistant at Whitehall College of Further Education; following his time as a HCA Karl completed a BSc. in Health and Society at DCU. He then completed his master degree in public health (MPH) at UCD. Karl is also a fellow member of the Royal Society for Public Health (UK) and has been a public health advisor for HCA and Carers Ireland since 2018.  He is also a research assistant for CSTAR (a recognised UCD Academic Centre for Support and Training in Analysis & Research) providing research management; data interpretation and statistical assistance under supervision of senior CSTAR Staff. Karl has published research at conferences, journals and scientific meetings which include RCPI; HSE; UCD CHAS and the HAI.


Karl’s research interests include disease epidemiology, cancer survival, biostatistics, teaching,  healthcare provision, stress, infectious disease and care in all of its forms. Karl is currently studying mature entry Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Karl still works in healthcare and knows only too well the issues that effect the modern healthcare assistant.

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