Deirdre graduated from University of Limerick with a BSc in General Nursing. Her career in research started in Australia in 2007 when she worked on a diagnostic clinical trial in breast cancer. On her return to Ireland she joined Shandon Clinical Trials, Cork for over 2 years.
She holds a post graduate certificate in Clinical Research from the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin.
Deirdre has extensive experience in the conduct of phase 2 to 4 academic & HPRA regulated trials & has been part of the HRB CRF-UCC research team since 2012.