Maeve Kelsey

Site Management and Operations Manager

Maeve Kelsey – Site Management and Operations Manager

Maeve is the Site Management and Operations Manager with the CRF-UCC. She acts as the functional lead for the trial conduct portfolio of the CRF-UCC, with responsibility for the assessment, selection, set-up and delivery of studies and trials, ensuring consistency with the CRF-UCC quality plan, study contracts and budgets and in compliance with applicable regulations, ICH-GCP Guidelines and applicable controlled documents. Maeve assists in feasibility assessments, oversees the conduct and progress of industry sponsored trials and the work schedule of staff working within the portfolio.​

Maeve has extensive experience in the conduct of phase 2 to 4 academic and HPRA regulated trials and has been part of the CRF-UCC research team since 2012. She is a Registered General Nurse (Hons) and Midwife. She obtained a MSc in Clinical Trials with distinction with the University of Edinburgh in 2017. She also holds a level 9 post graduate certificate in Clinical Research Nursing (distinction) from the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland.​

UCC Internal Coaching Panel Member since 2019​

Maeve was appointed as a member of the UCC Internal Coaching Panel in 2019 and has completed the UCC PG Certificate in Personal and Management Coaching:



Acts as the HRB Clinical Research Co-ordination Ireland (HRB CRCI) Feasibility and Study Start-up facilitator for the CRF-UCC and help connect academic and industry sponsors with potential investigators locally.

Member of the HRB CRCI Budget working group which aims to streamline and standardise the protocol review and budget development process nationally.

Member of Irish Research Nurses Working Group since 2012.

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