Accomplished research funding expert with 21 years’ experience in the management of strategic research development in the academic sector. Extensive expertise in the management and delivery of large-scale research programmes and fundraising for research from national and international sources. Since 2020, I have held the role of International Funding Manager of Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software. From 2016-2020, I worked as a Research Officer in the University of Limerick’s Research Office. Prior to this for 7 years, I held the role of Strategic Development Manager of the Ryan Institute at the University of Galway (2010-2016), and I worked as the Development Manager of the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Galway for 8 years from (2003-2010).