Dr Ronan McMullan

/ Dr Ronan McMullan

Ronan McMullan   MD MRCP FRCPath

Ronan McMullan was appointed consultant microbiologist at Belfast Trust in 2006. He is also Reader at Queen’s University Belfast, where he previously graduated with an MD, focused on the development and assessment of the diagnostic accuracy of a Candida PCR test in ICU patients.

He continues to pursue research on diagnostic tests for infection in the critical care setting and his main research interest is in diagnostic accuracy studies. He has a leadership role in several national clinical trials of novel diagnostics, including those funded by Innovate UK (TEST-IT), the Wellcome/DH healthcare innovation challenge fund (VAP_Rapid), and the NIHR health technology assessment (HTA) programme (A-Stop, ADAPT-Sepsis, & the SepTIC trials)

Ronan is a member of the NIHR HTA programme’s prioritisation committee for hospital-based research. He is also Chair of the Microbiology Examiners’ panel for the Royal College of Pathologists and is a member of the GMC curriculum advisory group. Previously, he served as a co-opted expert member to the 2016 NICE sepsis guideline development group and also served as a member of the HTA Board for the NIHR antimicrobial resistance themed call.