EIWH – Current Directors

To see it in PDF format, click for EIWH_Directors 2017. (currently being updated)

Members of our Board:

European Institute of Women’s Health CLG (EIWH)

Maeve Cusack

Maeve is National Programme Manager for Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Control Programme.

Cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment, is a major healthcare challenge. The National Cancer Control Programme aims to prevent cancer, cure cancer, and increase survival and quality of life for those who develop cancer, by converting the knowledge gained through research, surveillance and outcome evaluation into strategies and actions.

Previously Maeve was senior manager with the National Cancer Screening Services (NCSS) and responsible for the planning, development and implementation of the Screening/Health Promotion function. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team Maeve played an integral role in supporting individuals to participate in the national screening programmes.

Maeve advised the NCSS on strategy in relation to the best international evidence on interventions that promote participation and closely with external national bodies from across the health care professions.

Barbara Dowling

Barbara is the General Counsel, University of The Arts London, A Solicitor – Ireland , England & Wales-Bachelor of Civil Law, (Hons) UCD, Ireland.

Masters in Law, Technology and Governance, NUIGalway (First) – Diploma in Human Rights Law, Diploma in Intellectual Property and Information Technology.

Previously Barbara acted as general counsel for an international Medical Device company based in the West of Ireland giving her the opportunity to apply her skills and experience in the health sector. The company has a division exclusively devoted to women’s health and is leading the way with innovative technology solutions in urology.

Janusz Janczukowicz

My main professional interests include, amongst others, health professions education, medical and academic professionalism, social competence in medical education, gender, cultural diversity and inclusiveness in education, teaching methodology and faculty development programmes.


Vice Dean for Education and Assessment Methodology (Medical University of Lodz- MUL)

Head of Centre for Medical Education- MUL 

Head of the Best Evidence Medical Education International Collaborating Centre- Lodz

International Association for Medical Education (AMEE) Executive Committee Member

AMEE Research Committee Deputy Chair

European Institute of Women’s’ Health (EIWH) Director

Editorial Board of the Medical Teacher Journal Member

Advance- Higher Education (A-HE) UK Fellow 

Global Teaching Excellence Award (A-HE) Strategy Group Member

ASPIRE Curriculum Panel Member

Association of Medical Schools in Europe (ASME) – auditor

University of Algarve External Advisory Board Member

Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT) – external expert

MUL Ethics Committee Member

Member of the organizing committee of the European Board of Medical Assessors Conferences

Lead of the Diversity in Medical Education theme at the AMEE Conferences

Medical Faculty Clinical Curriculum Committee and Medical Studies in English Curriculum Committee (MUL) member

Developer of the MD and DMD pre-clinical and clinical courses on professionalism, cultural and social competence o Developer of faculty development programmes

Admission Committee member (MUL) 

Editor and co-author of the first Polish book on medical professionalism o Co-editor of the MedEdPublish Special Issue on Diversity (2018)

Editor of the „Professionalism and social competence” section of Polish Postgraduate Medicine Journal  Author and co-author of the first Polish papers (forming a series “Altruism is not enough”) on medical professionalism and social competencies aimed at postgraduate trainees.

Author of regular monthly papers: Basics of Medical Education for the Journal of Medical University of Lodz. 

Organiser of the International Medical Education Workshops

Presenter of MedEdWorld Webinars o 2010/2011- member of the Ministry of Health Committee for Developing New Educational Standards for Polish Medical Schools (leading the sub-committee responsible for implementation of the domain of professionalism into Polish national MD graduate’s profile)


PhD in neuroscience and MD degree from the Medical University of Lodz

MMEd with Distinction from University of Dundee – multiple courses on medical education.

Peggy Maguire, Director General

Director General of the EIWH, a political scientist has been working at EU level highlighting the need for gender equity in health.

She has worked with the Commission External Advisory Group on ageing and disability and the WHO expert group on gender mainstreaming. Peggy was previously the Director of Development at the National Maternity Hospital, Dublin and Director of the Research and Education Foundation at the Irish College of General Practitioners.

Peggy is currently a board member of the Agency for Public Health Accreditation (APHEA). and immediate Past President and current board member of the European Public Health Alliance.

She served as a founding Member of the Board of the National Women’s Health Council of Ireland and the Board of the Institute of Public Administration.

Peggy represents the EIWH on the EU Horizon 2020 advisory Group for the Societal Challenge 1 ‘Health, Demographic Change and Well-being, (H2020 AG SC1) and EU Horizon2020 advisory Group, Gender and part of the expert Advisory Group to the WHO on the WHO Womens Health Strategy.