IHRF Steering Group

The IHRF is led by a Steering Group comprising representatives of various participating organisations including the Irish Research Nurses Network, Mater Hospital, Institute of Public Health, Irish Research Staff Association, HRB-CRCI, Irish Research Council and researchers. The Health Research Board attend Steering Group meetings as observers. The role of the Steering Group is to execute the work of the Forum, to identify topics and issues for consideration and prepare for the Forum meetings.

The management and funding of Irish Health Research Forum is provided by HRCI (Health Research Charities Ireland).

Dr. Avril Kennan

Chief Executive Officer, Health Research Charities Ireland

Suzanne McCormack

CEO, Irish Thoracic Society and Chair, Health Research Charities Ireland

Prof Kevin Balanda

Director of Research and Information, The Institute of Public Health Ireland

Dr. Ana Terres

Head of Research and Development, HSE

Dr. Jacinta Kelly

Chief Executive of the National Children’s Research Centre
Vice-President for Research, Innovation

Dr. Mark White

Vice-President for Research, Innovation & Graduate Studies, Waterford IT

Dr. Catherine Gill

Programme Manager in Post Award and Evaluation with the Health Research Board (HRB)
Chair, Irish Research Nurses Network

Hazel Ann Smith

Chair, Irish Research Nurses Network
Head of the Irish Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office

Dr. Geraldine Canny

Head of the Irish Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office
Professor of Health Systems, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems, UCD

Prof. Eilish McAuliffe

Professor of Health Systems, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems, UCD

Dr. Fionnuala Keane

Chief Operating Officer- HRB CRCI
Interim Director, Irish Research Council

Peter Brown

Interim Director, Irish Research Council
Patient Representative and Head of Advocacy, Fighting Blindness

Caitríona Dunne

Patient Representative and Head of Advocacy, Fighting Blindness
Irish Research Staff Association

Julie Naughton

Irish Research Staff Association
CEO, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

Philip Watt

CEO, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland
Independent Consultant on Research and Higher Education Policy and Funding

Dr Conor O’Carroll

Independent Consultant on Research and Higher Education Policy and Funding
Chief Executive, Cancer Trials Ireland

Eibhlin Mulroe

Chief Executive, Cancer Trials Ireland

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