Dr Lucy Jessop

Director of Public Health

National Immunisation Office Ireland

Dr Lucy Jessop graduated from Cambridge University and worked in paediatrics before training in Public Health Medicine in London.

She worked as a consultant in public health in Buckinghamshire for 5 years leading on maternal and child health including immunisations. In 2014 she moved to work as a consultant in Health Protection in Northern Ireland and was the lead for childhood immunisation programmes which included being the Northern Ireland member of the Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations (JCVI) in the UK.

In 2019 she took up the position of Director of Public Health, National Immunisation Office in Ireland, where she leads the implementation and improvement of all the national immunisation programme. She now a member of the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) in Ireland and is a passionate advocate for immunisations across the life course.