Programme Management

The Director and Deputy Director (Professor Michael Gill and Dr Patrick Mallon) and the Programme Manager (Dr Karen Misstear) implement and run the programme, meeting and guiding all candidates and fellows, managing the supervisor team and all interactions with stakeholders and partners.

The Executive Team

The Executive Team comprises Directors from all six academic institutions, MMI and the Programme Manager. The team meet weekly to oversee day-to-day management of the programme.

ICAT Governance
Pictured at the announcement of the Wellcome – HRB Irish Clinical Academic Training Programme, were (left to right) Professor Conall Dennedy, NUI, Galway; Professor Ray Stallings, RCSI; Professor Paddy Mallon, University College Dublin; Dr Graham Love, Chief Executive, Health Research Board; Simon Harris, TD, Minister for Health; Professor Michael Gill, the Principal Investigator on the Wellcome-HRB Irish Clinical Academic Training Programme: Prof Mary Horgan, University College Cork, Professor Peter Maxwell, Queen’s University Belfast; Dr Mark Watson, Molecular Medicine Ireland.

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee consists of an appointee from each School of Medicine, representatives of the Forum of Irish Postgraduate Training Bodies, the HSE-NDTP, HSC R&D, NIMDTA, HRB and Wellcome. This committee will meet quarterly in the first year to oversee programme implementation and twice a year thereafter. The broad range of members on this team ensures smooth integration and interaction between the research and clinical requirements of training with the overarching focus on the needs of the fellow.

Independent Advisory Board

An Independent Advisory Board comprises international academics, other Wellcome clinician PhD programme directors and senior Irish clinician academics. This board meet yearly to advise on overall programme aims and achievements. They participate in the intake interview panels and peer-review of PhD research proposals. The yearly meeting will coincide with the annual retreats where they will meet with fellows in a supportive academic setting, sharing their expertise and experience.