Paul Dillon is an experienced communications and public affairs professional with a career spanning 30 years. His experience includes working as group editor of a publishing organisation specialising in medical and scientific magazines and writing health-related documentaries for national television and independent companies. He has extensive experience providing communications services for the pharmaceutical industry, including manufacturing, retail, and ethical aspects of business.
Paul has also worked on stakeholder mapping and strategy projects for clients including PATH, the Department of Science & Technology of the Government of South Africa, Mitsubishi, ViiV and UEMO, The European Union of General Practitioners.
He was managing director of Hill and Knowlton Ireland before establishing his own consultancy specialising in health communications. He co-founded the Irish Medical Organisation Training Centre and created a wide range of communications training modules for medical professionals. Paul has worked for the Department of Health and Children in Ireland where he developed a national sexual-health educational campaign.
- Communications management
- Communications strategy and planning
- Crisis management
- Crisis communications training
- Public affairs
In recent years, Paul has been focusing on programmes related to overseas development aid. Clients have included
- the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- the Rockefeller Foundation
- the Hewlett Foundation
- European Union
- Development of crisis communications manual and training program for immunisation initiatives in India
- In-depth research and analysis of general practitioner medical services in two regions of Ireland
- Participation on team reviewing leading research institutes in a national university
Consultancy and crisis management on adverse event in leading baby food manufacturing company
- Associate at Baird’s CMC
- Independent communications consultant