Roy Farrell was born in Dublin. He qualified in 1983 from Trinity College Dublin in Medicine.
For the next five years he pursued a career in General Surgery with a special interest in Endocrine and Thyroid Surgery. Having completed that part of his training he moved to Sheffield to commence training in Otolaryngology with a special interest in Head and Neck cancer. During his time there he completed an active research programme in the role of viral infections and their role in the aetiology of Head and Neck cancer.
In 1996 Mr Farrell moved to London to complete his training at the Royal Free Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital.
In 1998 he commenced his Consultant post at North West London Hospital Trust and quickly became a Clinical Director firmly establishing a Head and Neck unit within this Trust which is thriving today.
Special interests are through the wide range found in Otolaryngology with special interest in Head and Neck and Thyroid disease, Paediatric, nasal problems and cosmetic reconstruction of the nose and face.