Caitríona Dunne is Head of Advocacy with Fighting Blindness, where she has worked since 2013. Her role includes an information and resource function and focuses on supporting and facilitating patient involvement in medicines research and development processes. She coordinates the organisations strategy on access to medicines and is on the organising committee for the annual Retina research conference.
Caitríona represents Fighting Blindness on the HRCI Communications and Advocacy Group, the IPPOSI Research and Advocacy Network, and the Rare Disease Taskforce. She is a patient representative on the HSE National Clinical Programme for Rare Diseases Working Group.
Caitríona has a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Limerick and an MA in Health Promotion from the National University of Ireland, Galway. She is a graduate of the European Patients’ Academy (EUPATI) training course on medicines research and development.
Caitríona has been a board member of the Prader Willi Syndrome Association of Ireland since 2015.