Dr Catherine O'Mahony completed a BSc in Biochemistry in University College Cork and an MSc in Science Communication in Dublin City University and Queen's University, Armagh. She then worked as a freelance science journalist prior to working with WWF's European Policy Office, Brussels, as their Communications Coordinator. She returned to Ireland to complete a Doctorate of Science in UCC investigating innovative ways to broaden public input into science policy decision-making.
Catherine began work with the National Academy in 2009 and helps coordinate NAIRTL's events, press and communications. She also researches and coordinates details relating to the Supervisor Support working group and the Public Engagement in Research working group. She has recently been appointed Acting Manager of NAIRTL.
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