Maria Ryan joined the CRSU as Clinical Research Manager in July 2017 to provide general oversight and co-ordination of the unit as well as the management of all study activities for the Unit’s ongoing portfolio.  Maria has extensive experience in clinical trial management with this knowledge primarily coming from her roles in two start up medical device companies, taking the technology from infancy to both commercialization and a successful exit.  In addition to this, Maria completed a Masters in Clinical and Translational Research through the UCD Research Facility in 2016 forging links with experts in the conduct of research.

In January 2019, Maria became the Unit’s first Quality and Regulatory Clinical Research Associate ensuring clinical research in UL is conducted adhering to relevant legislation and clinical research standards to ensure readiness for regulatory inspections.