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Dr. Frances Shiely

Senior Lecturer, Director MSc Clinical Trials, HRB TMRN PI UCC

Dr Frances Shiely qualified with a BA from the University of Limerick in 1998 and a PhD degree in Epidemiology in 2003. She was awarded a Masters in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from UCC in 2017 and a PG Diploma in Clinical Trials from the University of Edinburgh (2020). 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 a member of its senior management team. She is co-PI and UCC lead for the HRB Trials Methodology Research Network. She is Programme Director for the MSc Clinical Trials (online), which launched 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 5 PhD students, currently supervises 4, and has extensive experience supervising MPH and undergraduate projects. Frances main research interest is clinical trial methodology. She is co-lead with Prof. Talia Isaacs (UCL) for the MRC-NIHR-TMRP communications working group.

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