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Gerard Farrell

Associate Professor / Director eHealth Research Unit Assistant Professor of Family Medicine M.D., Memorial

Family Medicine eHRU



Room: H2970A

Gerard Farrell graduated Medical School at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) in 1984. In 1986, he bought his first computer and found something useful to do with it shortly thereafter.

He has spent the last 30 years trying to find other useful things to do with a computer in the area of medicine, with mixed success. He is the Director of the eHealth Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine, MUN, investigating what works and what doesn't when computers are used in health education and care delivery.

He lectures on Medical Informatics in the Faculties of Medicine and Computer Science and has co-supervised graduate students in Computer Science. He was the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies with the Faculty of Medicine, MUN, responsible for the four year MD Education Programme. His clinical work is as a general practitioner involved in the care of cancer patients.