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Joe’s career prior to joining Lero in 2015 was spent in industry and consulting, with a primary focus on managing innovation and technology. He has over 30 years’ experience in managing R&D in both MNCs and SMEs. He holds an MSc.in Technology and Innovation Management from UCD.
Susan Mitchell is Operations Manager for Lero based in the Lero Centre Headquarters in UL. Susan heads up the Lero Administration Team and oversees all aspects of Lero operations including budgeting, financial reporting, funding body reporting and the day to day running of the Centre. She has over 15 years’ experience in project management. Prior to joining UL, Susan worked in various roles in project management, training and business analysis in the software industry.
Denise has over 17 years’ experience in Business Development and Software having previously managed the TSSG Technology Gateway as well as spending 12 years in industry. She has a BSc in Computer Applications and an MSc in Technology Management from UCC.
Prior to joining Lero in 2007, Clare worked as a software developer and software project manager in Ireland, the US and Canada. She holds an engineering degree from TCD and a Masters from Harvard University. She has managed Lero’s engagement with the Irish Education system, founded the Scratch programme and managed the Education and Outreach and more recently, EPE functions.
Gerard has worked in Lero since 2006. He is responsible for providing technology solutions and technical support services to Lero researchers and staff. He is also responsible for the Lero’s office facilities to ensure a safe and secure working environment for all Lero staff. He holds an MSc. in Software Engineering from UL.
Nicola has over 10 years’ experience as a journalist and communications officer, most recently with UL. She holds a BA in journalism from DCU and is currently pursuing an MBA in UL.
Martina has spent the majority of her career in research development roles in research institutes. She was the Strategic Development Manager of the Ryan Institute in NUI Galway for 8 years, and prior to that she held the role for 7 years of Development Manager of the Environmental Change Institute at NUI Galway. Prior to joining Lero, she worked as a Research Officer in UL’s Research Office (2016-2020). She has degrees in Biochemistry (B.Sc.) and Clinical Microbiology (Ph.D.) from NUI Galway.