Dr Noel McCaffrey
Sports and exercise medicine specialist and lecturer in DCU’s School of Health and Human Performance
Noel McCaffrey is a sports and exercise medicine specialist and lecturer in DCU’s School of Health and Human Performance, where he is Chair of the BSc (Athletic Therapy and Training) degree programme and medical director of the MedEx programme which offers supervised exercise programmes to patients with diverse chronic illnesses. He has collborated with the Irish Cancer Society in developing the Move On and Living Life cancer rehabilitation programmes in MedEx. He is principal investigator of the HSE-funded evaluation of MedEx. In addition, he served on the steering committee of the DCU-based group that developed a National Exercise Referral Template on behalf of the HSE He is a collaborator with surgical and anaesthesiology colleagues in the Mater and Beaumont Misericordiae Hospital on a projects which will investigate the delivery and effectiveness of pre-surgical exercise programmes in cancer patients.
Noel is a Foundation Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine. He is medical director of a sports injury clinic (ExWell Medical) in DCU and also runs a musculoskeletal injury clinic in Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital.