Niamh Kelly qualified as a registered nurse in the UK in 1990 and worked in a large London hospital for 7 years before returning to Cork where she worked in ICU in the Mercy University Hospital.
In 2003, she joined Shandon Clinical Trials as a clinical research nurse before moving to the role of quality control officer. During this time, she gained extensive experience in the conduct of phase 2 to 4 HPRA regulated trials.
She then worked as a pharmacovigilance officer in SMPC Ltd, providing pharmacovigilance services to the pharmaceutical industry and also worked as a clinical research manager for Atlantia Food Clinical Trials Ltd., a CRO specialising in clinical trials in the area of food for health.
Niamh joined The INFANT Centre in CUMH in 2013 as Lead Study Monitor for an EU FP7 funded, multi-national, multi-centred study. In 2017, she moved to the Clinical Research Facility – University College Cork, and joined the dynamic team based in CUH, as a clinical research nurse/study coordinator for a number of new studies.
In April 2018, she was appointed the Clinical Research Nurse Manager II, taking a leading role in planning, coordinating and completing academic and sponsor led clinical trial protocols and supervising the work schedule of staff working on these projects.