Damian is currently the Academic Research Coordinator at the HRB Clinical Research Facility Cork where he is responsible for:
Facilitating the planning, set up and project management of collaborations with commercial partners and academic research partners.
Implementing the HRB CRF-C strategy for the identification of research funding opportunities and overseeing the HRB CRF-C funding application support service.
Dedicated HRB CRF-C liaison with the National Trial Methodology Research Network
Project Management of a portfolio of Clinical Trials/Investigations at the HRB CRF-C.
HRB CRF-C representative on the CRCI / IPPOSI working group on Public Patient Involvement in Clinical Research
Damian has extensive experience as a Clinical Research Project Manager, with over 15 years’ experience coordinating and implementing complex and critical projects. He has previously worked as a Research Analyst in Health Research Board, Researcher Officer (Quality/Risk Management) at Cork University Hospital and Research Project Manager at the National Cancer Registry, Ireland, where he spent 6 years as project manager on two HRB funded national population based cancer research studies (PanCAM and CaRE).
At the HRB CRF-C Damian has worked as Clinical Trial Manager on a number of clinical trials including, the Irish Omega-3 study. He currently manages a portfolio of academic and investigator led clinical investigations/clinical trials.
Damian completed an undergraduate in Sociology and Social Research from the University of Limerick. He later completed a Higher Diploma in Statistics from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters in Sociology from University College Cork. He recently completed a Higher Diploma in Project Management from Cork Institute of Technology. He is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI). He is currently completing an Organisational Development and Transformation Diploma with the IMI.