Dr Catherine Motherway qualified from University College Cork in 1985. She completed training in Anaesthesiology in 1996 and subsequently travelled to Australia to complete Training in Intensive in Intensive Care Medicine. She became a fellow of the College of Intensive Care Medicine. She returned to Ireland in 1999 as a consultant Anaesthesiologist with an Interest in Intensive Care Medicine in UHL. She is the Clinical lead in Organ Donation and has a special interest in ICM, Ophthalmic Anaesthesia, and Transfusion Medicine and Training. She served on college council of the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland and is a past Chair of the National Training Committee. She is the Past President Of the Intensive Care Society of Ireland and in that role has been involved at national level with Intensive Care response to the COVID 19 pandemic. She is married to Christy with two adult children Ciarán and Aoife. She enjoys long walks with her family and two border collie sheep dogs (Shep and Sandy) .