Dr Kevin Walsh

Head of Research Centres, Science Foundation Ireland

Dr Kevin Walsh was appointed Head of Research Centres at Science Foundation Ireland in 2018 and he leads a team of scientific professionals that oversee the 16 SFI Research Centres, large-scale public-private partnerships that have delivered exceptional economic and scientific impact nationally and internationally. Prior to his current appointment, Kevin held a series of positions at SFI. Most recently he was responsible for the oversight of SFI’s investment portfolio in the biopharma and clinical research domains and he acted as a key contact point for external partners in industry and international funding agencies.

Kevin holds a B.A. in Biochemistry with Immunology and a PhD in Immunology from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and prior to joining SFI, he spent 10 years working in research in Ireland and in the US.  He has deep expertise in immunology (˃ 600 academic citations) and excellent knowledge of current and future trends in biopharma and clinical research.

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