A UCD graduate, Dr Liam Farrell was a family doctor in Crossmaglen for 20 years, and MacMillan Fellow in Palliative Care during the 1990s. Liam is the author of ‘Are you the f**king doctor?’ a collection of his award-winning columns published in medical titles including British Medical Journal, the Lancet, Journal of General Practice and GP Magazine.
Liam was Columnist of the Year at the UK Magazine Awards in 2005, the Irish Medical Media Awards 2002, and the UK Medical Journalists Association 2011. He presented A Country Practicefor BBC NI and HealthCheckfor UTV, and was medical correspondent for BBC NI Radio news from 1996-1998.
Liam now curates the #IrishMedand #WritersWise tweetchats, and received the Advancing Health through Mediaaward at the Zenith Global Healthcare Awards 2018.
His wife, Brid, is a consultant in Public Health Medicine and he has 3 children, Jack, in Washington, Katie, in London, and Grace, in Dublin.