Dr Frances Shiely qualified with a BA from the University of Limerick in 1998 and a PhD degree in Epidemiology in 2003. She was recently awarded a Masters in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from UCC (2017) and a PG Certificate in Clinical Trials from the University of Edinburgh (2018). She was appointed as Lecturer in Epidemiology and Public Heath in UCC in 2005 and is currently a Senior Lecturer, jointly appointed to the HRB Clinical Research Facility and the School of Public Health. Frances is Director of Education for the HRB CRF-C and is co-PI and UCC lead for the HRB Trials Methodology Research Network. She is Programme Director for the MSc Clinical Trials (online), which will launch in UCC in September 2018. Frances is a member of the BSc Public Health Sciences Executive Committee which leads on curricular development and the implementation of the BSc Public Health Sciences Degree programme. She is also one of the core teaching faculty for the degree on which she has taught since her appointment in 2005. She has also taught on the MPH, Dental MPH, MA Gerontology and the undergraduate medical programme. She has graduated a number of PhD students, currently supervises 4, and has extensive experience supervising MPH and undergraduate projects. Frances has two main research interests: clinical trial methodology and physical activity and diet related research for the prevention of disease.