The Director and Deputy Directors (Dr Michael Conall Dennedy, Dr Bernadette McGuinness and Prof. Deirdre Murray), with the Co-Directors and the Programme Manager, 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 and the Programme Manager. The team meet weekly to oversee day-to-day management of the ICAT Programme.
The Steering Committee consists of an appointee from each partner university, representatives of the Forum of Irish Postgraduate Training Bodies, the HSE-NDTP, HSC R&D, NIMDTA, HRB and Wellcome. This committee meets biannually to oversee programme implementation. 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
The ICAT Independent Advisory Board comprises international academics, other Wellcome clinician PhD programme directors and senior Irish 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. IAB members attend the annual ICAT Retreats where they meet with fellows in a supportive academic setting, sharing their expertise and experience.