logoDr. David R McCluskey




Since August 2004 I have been responsible for the 'ABC for Life Programme' which teaches basic life support skills to primary school children. to date over 1/4 of all the primary schools in Northern Ireland have had teachers trained as CPR instructors and received training manikins. Each year approx. 5,000 children are taught basic life support.


Co ordinator of Final Year General Medicine Course

Co ordinator Final Year Medicine Workshadowing Programme

Teacher 3rd year medicine course

Teacher 3rd year Dental course

Teach Introductory Clinical course 1st. year medical students on hospital attachment.

Teach 2nd year medical students on clinical attachment

Research Keywords
Basic life support in schools Immunology General medicine Admission to medical school Allergic Disorders Allergy Basic Life support CPR, Medical education

Research Statement
I am actively involved in a number of research projects designed to objectively assess the ability of healthcare workers and school children in the performance of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.

Professional Qualifications

MB, BCh,BAO - Queen's University 1976

MRCP(UK) 1979

MD(with honours) 1983

FRCP (Edinburgh) 1984

FRCPI 1995

FRCP(London) 1997


Membership Of Other Societies / Professional Activities

Fellow of The Ulster Medical Society

Member Ulster Immunology Society

Member of The British Society of Immunology

Member of The Corrigan Club

Fellow Royal College of Physicians of London

Faculty member, Harvard Macy Institute, Harvard University, Boston, USA

Fellow Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Fellow Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Awards And Honours/major Prizes

Ulster Cancer Foundation Research Fellow - 1977

Other Information

1996 -2007- Organiser Medical careers Symposium Methodist College Belfast

1998 -2007- Admissions Selector School of Medicine

1999 - 2007- Head of Department of Medicine

2004 - present -Supervisor ABC for Life programme