Eoin Cotter, PhD

Program Lead, Learning Experience

The Learning Experience at GBHI builds new opportunities for the fellows and GBHI to expand their work and message.

Current Work

Eoin primarily works with the Learning Experience team to lead 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 research, training, advocacy and thought leadership activities of GBHI.

Words of Strength

Collaboration, coordination, identifying opportunities


Eoin uses a broad range of skills drawn from experience of education, research, partnership building and project management to help create and sustain the environment for our incredible fellows to develop, grow, and ultimately achieve impact.


Eoin’s previous roles in research and education include management of development and delivery of technical supports for research, education, and business development at the RCSI School of Pharmacy, and managing delivery and development of high-quality scientific support services, and education at the UCD Clinical Research Center.


Eoin's work helps ensure that the overall learning experience meets the training and development needs of a diverse cohort of future leaders, and helps build new opportunities for the fellows, and GBHI more generally, to expand their work and message.

Education & Experience

Eoin completed a BSc in Biotechnology in Dublin City University (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.

University College Dublin/Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
Non-immunological effects of HIV infection and treatment
Postdoctoral Researcher
Dublin City University
Vascular biology
Dublin City University