Avril’s role encompasses a wide portfolio of Research Support Services including programme administration, event management, project administration and project co-ordination. Her role involves engagement across a wide range of stakeholders including collaboration with students, academic and research staff, institute administration, industry and external funding agencies nationally and internationally.
Avril works across many departments at IADT including the Research Office and the Department of Enterprise and Innovation. She is extensively involved in identifying European Horizon funding opportunities and providing advice, support and training opportunities to IADT’s staff and industry. Avril assists those applying for funding with their proposal development. She also plays a key role in highlighting IADT’s successful research collaborations with both the private and public sectors across a range of platforms, presenting IADT’s unique range of expertise to industry through conference and networking events.
Avril is a member of the Institutes of Technology Research Officers Group as well as University/Institute groups including the Euraxess network and the H2020 / Horizon Europe National Support Network. Avril is a member of the EARMA Network (European Association for Research Managers and Administrators) and holds the EARMA Certificate in Research Management. Avril holds a BA in Sociology and History and Master of Arts degree (First Class Hons) from NUI Maynooth.