Conclusions and Outlook

Mairéad O'Driscoll

ICPerMed Chair
Health Research Board (HRB), Ireland

Mairéad O’Driscoll is the Director of Research Strategy and Funding at the Health Research Board (HRB), the lead funding agency in Ireland for health and social care research. She has been Chair of the Executive Committee of ICPerMed since 2016.

Before being appointed Director of Funding, she was Head of Policy, Evaluation and External Relations at the HRB. She worked as a researcher in academia and the biotechnology industry before moving into policy research, first with the Royal Society in London and then with the Wellcome Trust. She also spent time in South Africa where she worked on the development of a national research and technology foresight study. She is a member of several national and international groups and is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, and the University of London. 

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