Dr Martina Ní Chúlain is Director of Strategic Development and Process Improvement at the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Galway.
This senior leadership role interfaces at a strategic level at the nexus of the education sector, the healthcare sector, governmental agencies, charities and industry.
Martina is responsible for strategic business planning and for the oversight and leadership of a €70 million complex portfolio of accredited clinical educational and research activities, which include regulated and non-regulated clinical trials and the management of accredited and regulated health care educational programmes.
Martina graduated from the University of Galway with a B.Sc (Hons) in Biotechnology and PhD in Medical Microbiology. She joined the University of Galway in 2009 having previously worked in the medical device and pharmaceutical sectors, and, since 2015 holds the Director of Strategic Development and Process Improvement role at the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.
Previously, Martina held the roles of Head of Admissions and the Officer with responsibility for Academic Planning and Resourcing within the University.
She has extensive experience in higher education leadership, governance, finance, large research bits, change management and the development of policies, services and programmes that support the mission of the University and that of the Saolta University Healthcare Group.