HRB CRCI Central Office

The central office is hosted by Clinical Research Development Ireland and is managed by the Chief Operating Officer, who is assisted by the Chair of HRB CRCI. It is staffed by the following personnel:

Dr Fionnuala Keane, BSc, PhD

Chief Operating Officer

Dr Fionnuala Keane graduated in 1994 with a B.Sc. Honours in Biochemistry and in 1999 with a PhD in Biochemistry from the NUI Galway.

Michèle Cunnane

Clinical Trial Liaison Manager

Michele Cunnane has been with HRB CRCI since May 2017 when she took up the position of Clinical Trial Liaison Officer.

Fiona Cregg

Quality and Regulatory Affairs Manager

Fiona Cregg graduated in 1999 with a BSc in Microbiology and in 2001 with a MSc in Microbiology from National University of Ireland Galway.

John McCourt

IT Manager

John joined HRB-CRCI Jan 2017 after 7 years with the Dublin Centre for Clinical Research.

Fiona Campbell

Clinical Industry Liaison Officer

Fiona was appointed Clinical Industry Liaison Officer, HRB-CRCI in December 2018.

Suzanne Bracken

European Correspondent - ECRIN – Ireland

Suzanne was appointed as European Correspondent – ECRIN – Ireland in October 2018.

Caitriona Brady PhD

Clinical Trial Liaison Officer

Caitriona was appointed Clinical Trial Liaison Officer in April 2019

Senior Management Team

HRB CRCI is overseen by a Senior Management Team (SMT), comprised of the eight partner Clinical Research Facility/Centre (CRF/Cs) Directors, the HRB CRCI Chief Operating Officer and the Clinical Research Development Ireland Chief Executive.

Prof Joe Eustace

Prof. Joe Eustace

HRB CRCI Chair & Director HRB Clinical Research Facility at UCC

Prof. Joe Eustace is the Director of the HRB Clinical Research Facility at UCC and Chair of the HRB CRCI Senior Management Team.

Prof. Martina Hennessy

HRB CRCI Deputy Chair and Director Wellcome Trust HRB Clinical Research Facility, St. James’s Hospital

Prof. Martina Hennessy is Deputy Chair of HRB CRCI and  Director of the Wellcome Trust HRB Clinical Research Facility at St. James’s Hospital Dublin,

Prof. Martin O’Donnell

Prof. Martin O’Donnell

Associate Director HRB Clinical Research Facility, NUI Galway.

Prof O’Donnell is Professor of Translational Medicine at NUI Galway and Associate Director of the HRB Clinical Research Facility Galway.

Prof. Dermot Kenny

Prof. Dermot Kenny

Director RCSI Clinical Research Centre

Prof. Dermot Kenny is Professor of Cardiovascular Biology at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Dr Peter Doran

Prof. Peter Doran

Director UCD Clinical Research Centre

Prof. Peter Doran earned his BSc. from Dublin City University in 1998 and his PhD from University College Dublin in 2001.

Dr Fionnuala Keane, BSc, PhD

HRB CRCI Clinical Operating Officer

Dr Fionnuala Keane graduated in 1994 with a B.Sc. Honours in Biochemistry and in 1999 with a PhD in Biochemistry from NUI Galway.

Prof. Patrick Murray

Clinical Director, UCD Clinical Research Centre at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

Patrick Murray is Professor of Clinical Pharmacology in University College Dublin.

Dr. David Kevans

Associate Director Wellcome Trust HRB Clinical Research Facility at St. James’s Hospital

Dr. David Kevans is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at St James’s Hospital, Dublin and Senior Clinical Lecturer at Trinity College Dublin.

Prof. Rachel Msetfi

Director - UL Health Research Insttute

Prof. Rachel Msetfi is the Director of the Health Research Institute at the University of Limerick.

Prof. Paul McNally

Director of Research and Innovation – Children’s Health Ireland

Paul McNally is Director of Research and Innovation for Children’s Health Ireland

Prof. Andrew Smyth

Associate Director HRB Clinical Research Facility, NUI Galway.

Prof. Andrew Smyth is Associate Director at the HRB Clinical Research Facility, NUI Galway.