John was first appointed to the Commission in November 2020.
A graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) medical school and the National Higher Training Scheme in Psychiatry, Dr Hillery worked for over 20 years as a Consultant Psychiatrist with the HSE’s Tallaght mental health team, and in services for people with intellectual disability in Dublin and Kildare. Resigning his post in 2018 to pursue other interests, he now provides consultancy to various service providers, to the courts service, and to state agencies on cases related to psychiatric diagnosis and legal capacity. John is a past president of the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland - the recognised training body for psychiatry in Ireland. He is also a past president of the Medical Council, and the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities. He is a past board member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, and a former chairman of that body’s registration committee.
First Appointed: 02/11/2020
End of Term: 04/04/2027
Position Type: Member
Basis of Appointment: nominated by The College of Psychiatrists in Ireland; appointed by the Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People