Dr Niall MacAleenan

Director of Medical Devices


Niall MacAleenan qualified as a medical doctor at Trinity College Dublin. Niall worked in a variety of clinical and research roles across the Irish health care system. He also attained a business degree from University College Dublin.

Niall joined the HPRA in 2005 as a medical assessor for medical devices. Since that time he has held a variety of different roles at senior level within the organisation both in the area of medical devices and human medicines. In 2018, he was appointed as head of the newly established medical devices department that has responsibility for the HPRA’s market regulatory, surveillance and notified body oversight activities. Niall is a member of the EU’s Medical Device Coordination Group (MDCG) and the Executive Group of the Competent Authorities for Medical Devices (CAMD) network. At international level, Niall is a member of the Management Committee of the International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF).

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