Eoin Cotter, PhD

Program Lead, Learning Experience, GBHI

Key areas: Project & Program Management, Atlantic Fellows, learning experience

As Program Lead, Learning Experience, Eoin works in close cooperation with the Deputy Executive Director, Learning Experience Committee, Curriculum team, and wider GBHI team to provide coordination and oversight of the design, development, and delivery of the GBHI learning experience. This involves identifying strategic priorities and opportunities for development in both the learning experience and the wider activities of GBHI. As a member of the Dublin operations team Eoin also works on site-specific projects, such as working to support alignment of GBHI activities with research funding opportunities.

Eoin has over 10 years of experience working in clinical, biomedical, and healthcare research and training, as a researcher, teacher, and manager. Most recently Eoin 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 School’s Leadership Team, which entailed the development and delivery of supports for research, education, and business development. Prior to this appointment, Eoin held the role of Senior Scientist/Scientific Services Manager at the University College Dublin (UCD) Clinical Research Centre where he focused on delivery of high-quality scientific support, services, and education to a variety of clients, collaborators and students.

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.