The Irish College of Physicists in Medicine (ICPM) was established as a  voluntary register for the Medical Physics profession in 2010, with the key objective of setting and maintaining professional standards in Medical Physics in Ireland.

In 2018, the European Union’s 2013/59/EURATOM Council Directive, that lays down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation, was transposed into Irish law. The ICPM was instrumental in advising the Department of Health on key aspects of the registration of the Medical Physics Expert (MPE) during the transposition of this directive. Now listed in Statutory Instrument (S.I.) 256, the ICPM is recognised by the Minister as the Professional body for Medical Physics in Ireland. The ICPM comprises 8 board members who work closely with the Department of Health to ensure registration of MPEs in Ireland meets the highest European standards.

In 2022, the ICPM was re-approved by the European Federation of Medical Physics (EFOMP) as the National MPE Registration Scheme in Ireland. The ICPM currently has over 150 full members who meet the professional standards set by EFOMP.

Registration with the ICPM guards against unsafe, incompetent, or unethical Medical Physics practices thereby supporting quality and safety in the Medical Physics profession and Medical Physics services provided. Employers and patients can be assured that MPE’s registered with the ICPM meet European standards of education, training and competence, and abide by professional and ethical standards.

Our Vision

To promote the highest quality of patient care through professional standards in medical physics.

Our Mission

  • To deliver quality and safety in the Medical Physics profession by setting standards for entry and continued registration to the Medical Physics Expert register.
  • To maintain a register of those deemed competent to perform work which demands scientific knowledge and expertise in the application of physics and applied physics to problems of healthcare delivery and development.
  • To approve education and training programmes that successfully deliver those standards.
  • To establish and maintain standards of training and professional performance for medical physicists.
  • To promote and disseminate knowledge and information relating to developments of the physical sciences in medicine.
  • To promote the interests of its members.


The board of Directors is comprised of at least five Expert Members or Expert Fellows, all of whom serve in a voluntary capacity.

The Board also includes:

  • An Academic Physicist nominated by the Irish Branch of the Institute of Physics (UK)
  • A nominee of the European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics
  • A nominee of the Irish Association of Physicists in Medicine

Nominations for members of the Board are requested before the AGM and all Expert and Fellow members in good standing are eligible for nomination and to vote at the AGM.


Margaret Moore

Vice President

Susan Maguire


Mandy Lewis

Expert Member

Amanda Barry

Expert Member

Brian Langan

IAPM representative (interim)

Gordon Sands

Institute of Physics Representative

Patrick Goodman

EFOMP Representative

Erato Stylianou Markidou