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Thursday 18 May 2017 – Appointment of New Registrar at DIAS

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Eucharia Meehan to the position of Registrar following the retirement of Cecil Keaveney.

Dr Meehan has more than 20 years of leadership experience across a range of public and private research based organisations.

Prior to joining DIAS, Dr Meehan was the inaugural Director of the Irish Research Council, the latter being established in 2012 through the  merger of two former councils (the Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences and the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology). Most recently in that role Eucharia spearheaded the national #LoveIrishResearch communication campaign and successfully instigated the new Irish Research Council Laureate Awards. The latter will fund internationally competitive frontier research across all disciplines.

Prior to her role at the Irish Research Council, Dr Meehan was Head of Research and Innovation (policy and investment) at the Higher Education Authority (HEA). This latter role encompassed Director of the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI) which invested €1.2bn  of public and private funds to develop strategic research infrastructure and capacity. She was also for a time Head of Capital Investment for the university sector.

Before joining the HEA in 2001, Dr Meehan was Head of Programme Management at Elan Biotechnology Research (EBR). In this role she had responsibility for sites and joint ventures in Ireland, Israel and the USA. Dr Meehan holds a PhD in Pharmacology (Neuropharmacology) from NUIG, in addition to a number of postgraduate management, accounting and finance qualifications from TCD and the ACCA.