Caitriona is European Project Coordinator at Dublin City University where she manages the university participation on several European Commission projects on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). She also coordinates the initiatives for Celsius Research Cluster. This cluster is an interdisciplinary group focused on analysing current developments in science, technology, environment and medicine as well as offering practical supports on issues related to science communication and impact assessment.
As part of her work on EU funded NUCLEUS project, Caitríona designed an Action Framework to support institutions implement practical measures to include the values of a diverse range of stakeholders into the research and development process. These strategies are currently being tested in 10 scientific institutions across Europe, China and South Africa under the leadership and mentorship of Caitríona and her colleagues at DCU.
Prior to joining in DCU, Caitriona worked for Engineers Ireland and has extensive experience in stakeholder management with a diverse range of partners including funding bodies, policy makers, interest groups and industry representatives. She currently represents DCU The Campus Engage Working Group on Community-based Research (CBR) and Community-based Learning (CBL) and is a member of the national CSR Forum.