Professor Emeritus of Haematology and Academic Medicine, St James' Hospital and Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Medical Director of the National Blood Transfusion Service 1995-1996 by invitation of the Minister of Health. Performed the first successful bone marrow transplant for leukaemia in Ireland in 1984. Author of > 200 medical articles, numerous book chapters and 5 books. He wrote a monthly wine article for the Irish Medical Times for 18 years.