"I'm looking forward to supporting excellence at the UK DRI and getting to know the research community." Aoife Kiely
UK DRI Science Review Manager
Roles & Responsibilities: leading the internal awards programme for the UK DRI e.g. pilot projects, cross-centre post-docs
Aoife joined the UK DRI in October 2019 following two years as Research Communications Officer at Alzheimer's Society. In this role, Aoife was editor for the 'Care & Cure' research magazine, arranging and conducting media interviews for print, radio, television and hosting podcasts with funded researchers.
Following completion of her PhD in the biochemistry of Alzheimer’s disease from University College Cork, Ireland, Aoife worked for five years as a postdoctoral researcher at Queen Square Brain Bank, specialising in neuroinflammation and a-synuclein biology in parkinsonism. In this new role as Science Review Manager at UK DRI, Aoife will be the main point of contact and coordinator for internal award programmes.
Aoife's interests include science, making her own clothes (the rest have likely come from rummaging in charity/vintage shops), gardening and exercising while listening to true crime podcasts.