Holly joined the NCRC in July 2018 as a Clinical Research Coordinator for the Cystic Fibrosis Research Team. As part of this role, Holly facilitates and coordinates cystic fibrosis clinical trials taking place in both Crumlin and Temple Street children’s hospitals. This includes set-up, maintenance and close-out of clinical trials, as well as patient recruitment, screening, and clinical assessments. Holly is responsible for several research studies, including SHIELD CF (The Study of Host Immunity and Early Lung Disease in Cystic Fibrosis), a long-term translational research program at Crumlin and Tallaght hospitals, as well as a variety of other research studies including SAINTS, RECAP, PREDiCT, CFORMS and CUBS. Prior to joining the NCRC, Holly worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Cambridge, where she focused on investigating the role of the immune system in the ageing process, as well as the causes of Type 1 Diabetes in genetically susceptible infants. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Genetics from Trinity College Dublin. Holly enjoys lifting heavy weights at the gym, food photography and socialising with friends. She is currently studying part-time to gain a qualification to become a certified nutritionist.