Dr Jacinta Kelly was appointed as Chief Executive of the NCRC in June 2015. Jacinta has a BA (Mod) and a PhD in Immunology from TCD, and an MA in Management. She joined the NCRC in 2009 as Deputy Director of Research and has had a role in the strategic development and management of the Centre since then. She has extensive experience in third level education and research. She also has international experience in scientific publishing and communication with Elsevier and with Hogrefe and Huber Publishers. She is currently a Board Member of the Medical Research Charities Group; a member of the steering group of the Irish Health Research Fourm, and a member of the ethics committee of the Faculty of Health Science, TCD.