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Dr Jacinta Kelly

Chief Executive of the National Children's Research Centre

Dr Jacinta Kelly

Chief Executive of the National Children’s Research Centre

Dr Jacinta Kelly was appointed as Chief Executive of the NCRC in June 2015.

Dr Kelly has PhD in immunology and an MA in management. Dr Kelly joined the NCRC in 2009 as Deputy Director of Research and has had a role in the strategic development and management of the Centre since then. She previously had extensive experience in third level education, lecturing in immunology to biomedical science students in DIT and to medical students, and Master’s degree students in TCD.  Her research interest is in immunological processes in the gut, with coeliac disease as a disease model. She additionally has experience in the development delivery, and management of postgraduate taught courses, in DIT and TCD.

She also has international experience in scientific publishing and communication with Elsevier and with Hogrefe and Huber Publishers. Dr Kelly is a member of the ethics committee in the Faculty of Health Sciences, TCD.

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