eHealth Ireland Committee

Derick Mitchell

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Derick Mitchell (PhD) commenced his appointment as CEO of IPPOSI in August 2015.  From 2011-2015, Derick was Communications Manager with the EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND), where he was responsible for developing external communications strategies and supporting stakeholder engagement activities with patient organisations, researchers and industry.  Derick has a large experience of scientific communications, patient/public engagement, management and advocacy through previous positions at both the European and the national level (JPND, BBMRI Stakeholders’ Forum, REMEDI NUI Galway), and has a strong interest in the area of patient involvement in research.  Derick graduated with a BSc. (Hons) in Biotechnology from NUI Galway (2000) followed by a PhD in Molecular Medicine from University College Dublin (2004).  Outside of IPPOSI, Derick spends his free time attempting to influence his two toddler daughters.