Eoin Cotter, PhD

Administrative officer, GBHI,

Key areas: Project management, Atlantic Fellows, learning experience

As administrative officer Eoin is primarily responsible for working to coordinate the implementation and resourcing of GBHI activities and proactively develop new initiatives, working in close cooperation with the Deputy Executive Director on projects linked to the Learning Experience of the Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health. In this role he works with the various internal and external contributors to this program to ensure its smooth delivery and continuous development.

Eoin has over 10 years’ experience working in clinical, biomedical, and healthcare research and training, as a researcher, teacher, and manager. Most recently he has held the role of Technical & Laboratories Manager in the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) School of Pharmacy. In this role, Eoin sat on the Schools Leadership Team which entailed the development and delivery of programs of work around supports for research, education, and business development.

This required the management of projects, people, process, and facilities to support both the development and delivery of an innovative healthcare educational programme (MPharm), and to sustain and develop the research capacity of both the School and the wider institution. Prior to this appointment he held the role of Senior Scientist/Scientific Services Manager at the University College Dublin (UCD) Clinical Research Centre. The essence of this role was the delivery of high quality scientific supports, services, and education to a variety of clients, collaborators and students. Throughout this he worked closely with, and as part of, the center’s leadership, and was privileged to be part of its development and success.

The multifactorial nature of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease make it an area particularly suited to a holistic, inter-disciplinary approach. It is a privilege to be part of a program that helps equip Atlantic Fellows with the knowledge and supports that enable them to design and deliver impactful interventions which will lessen the burden of dementia on patients and societies worldwide.

Bio: Eoin completed a BSc in Biotechnology in Dublin City University (DCU) in 2001, before undertaking a PhD in vascular biology at the same university. In 2005, Eoin joined UCD/MMUH as a postdoctoral researcher, examining the non-immunological effects of HIV infection and treatment.