Rachel Msetfi is the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education and Health Sciences and Acting Director of the Health Research Institute (HRI). Rachel is a psychologist and her research interests lie in the areas of cognition and mental health. Along with collaborators in the International Computational Psychopathology group, she studies attention, learning and behaviour in healthy people and vulnerable groups, in order to better understand risk and aetiology, and to inform prevention and intervention using mobile and online technologies.
Imelda Doolan is the Research Funding Officer for the HRI. Imelda was awarded her PhD from the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) in 2005 through the department of Microbiology. On completion of her PhD, Imelda joined the University of Limerick as a Post-Doctoral Researcher based in the Life Sciences department. Her work focused on the application of flow cytometry to microbiology and the development of rapid FCM methods for the detection of microbes. In her time working in research she gained considerable experience in the preparation of grant proposals to various funding agencies including FP7.
Mary Clarke Moloney is the Clinical Operations Manager for the HRI. Mary is a qualified registered nurse since 1994 and an experienced clinical researcher having worked in the area of clinical research for the past 14 years. Mary was awarded her PhD from the University of Limerick in 2006 through the Dept of Electronic and Computer Engineering. In her time working in clinical research she gained considerable experience working on a wide range of research projects from concept to publication. This involvement in trials of varying designs is evidenced in a strong track record of authorship on over 50 publications.
Her role involves close teamwork with the Clinical Operations Manager, Funding Officer and Director and Project Manager in ensuring effective and efficient delivery of high-quality administration support for the Institute. Her role also involves developing and maintaining relationships and liaising with other internal and external groups including the UL research community, HR, finance and clinical researchers in health care settings affiliated to UL (both hospital and community based).