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Research Support Team

The Trinity St James’s Cancer Institute is dedicated to the development of research, training, education, and health information dissemination, with respect to the causes, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer and the continuing care of cancer patients and their families. Our mission is to integrate new cancer science with patient-centred clinical care through the translation of key research findings into real advances for the benefit of patients

Senior Research Programme Manager

Senior Research Programme Manager


Dr Patricia Doherty obtained her PhD from University College Dublin, where she worked in translational breast cancer research. Following a period of postdoctoral research (at the University of Western Ontario, Canada and UCD) and industry research (Randox), she moved into research management and support. She has 8 years experience working across all funding bodies, supporting researchers in driving their research agenda and growing their teams by securing grants from national, European and international agencies. Her goal is to develop and implement systems and approaches that facilitate the sustainability of cancer-related research funding into the future, by bringing people together and enabling patient-centric, interdisciplinary applications. Along with being the local coordinator of the Organisation of European Cancer Institutes accreditation process, she also is a member of the OECI Accreditation Committee and acts as an auditor for other cancer centres.


If you wish to submit a research funding proposal to an external funding body (national, international or charity source),  find out about funding opportunities you may be eligible to apply for or would like to be linked with a particular researcher/expertise, please contact 

Dr Patricia Doherty:

Senior Research Programme Manager and OECI Coordinator, Trinity College Dublin/Trinity St James’s Cancer Institute