Dr Seán Costelloe is a Consultant Clinical Biochemist and Head of Department at the Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Cork University Hospital since 2017. He studied for a BA(Mod) in Natural Sciences (Biochemistry) at Trinity College Dublin, before taking on PhD and MSc studies at University College London. From 2007, Seán spent time as a Trainee and Senior Biochemist at the Royal Free Hospital in London, before taking on a Principal position at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, and a Consultant position at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust.
Seán is a fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists and is on the European register for Specialists in Laboratory Medicine. He sits on the Irish Gestational Trophoblastic Disease Guideline and Steering Groups and is currently involved in the Working Group to inform the strategic direction of laboratory medicine. Internationally, Seán is a member of the ACB Special Interest Group for the Preanalytical Phase and the EFLM Preanalytical Working Group, as well as the European Society for Emergency Medicine Blood Sample Guideline Working Group. He is the current Vice President of the ACBI and past president.