Barry P McMahon is Chief of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering at Tallaght University Hospital and Associate Professor of Medical Physics and Bioengineering in the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin. He holds an MSc degree in Physical Sciences in Medicine from Trinity College Dublin and a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Sciences from Aalborg University in Denmark. He is a Co-Director of the Trinity Academic Gastroenterology Group (TAGG) a research center at Trinity College Dublin. In 2010, he received a research award in recognition for his research into digestive valve measurement. In 2016, he was awarded a distinguished visiting scholar at the School of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong for his work on medical device innovation. He has published more the 50 research papers.