Health Research Board
Annalisa is the Programme Manager managing the Health Research Careers portfolio at the Health Research Board (HRB). She is responsible for developing and managing a portfolio of training and career development to develop a coordinated approach to building capacity and supporting a highly-skilled workforce in health research in Ireland. To this end, she also prepared a Framework for Health Research Careers to support the successful delivery of some of the main objectives of the HRB strategy. The funding instruments support individuals through several mechanisms and at many different career stages – ranging from doctoral training and mid-career researchers to leadership in health research – and through other training courses/initiatives. Annalisa is also deeply involved in promoting open science, FAIR data and research data stewardship through also international collaborations. She has previous experience in managing a variety of other initiatives, including investigator-led projects, programmatic awards and European funding initiatives. Before joining the HRB in 2005, Annalisa had 13 years’ experience in scientific research in institutions and Universities in Italy, England and Ireland. She has a Bachelor of Science (Molecular Biology) from Palermo University in Italy and a PhD in cancer biology from the Institute of Molecular Medicine in Oxford, UK. She was also awarded a fellowship from the Italian Association for Cancer Research while working in Italy and a Marie Curie Training and Mobility for Researchers fellowship while in Oxford.