Judging Panel

An independent panel of recognised and expert judges, drawn from academia, business and broader related sectors will determine the winners of the Pharma Industry Awards.

Our focus is to deliver a balanced judging assessment from industry leaders who will bring their extensive knowledge, enthusiasm and expertise to the judging process ensuring that the winning entries are truly outstanding and worthy of receiving a trophy.


The panel is carefully selected to ensure the Awards judging process is fair and objective. The judges are bound by a strict confidentiality agreement and are required to declare any conflict of interest in entries over which they deliberate, in which case that entry will be reallocated. The integrity of this process lies at the very heart of all that we do.

A comprehensive judging process has been put together to decide the worthy winners of the Pharma Industry Awards.

Judging Coordinator

Matt Moran - Director, BioPharmaChem Ireland


Matthew Moran is Director of BioPharmaChem Ireland.  He graduated in Chemistry at Trinity College Dublin in 1980 and in Chemical Engineering at University College Dublin in 1981; he holds an MBA also from University College Dublin (Smurfit School of Business). 

Judging Panel

Killian O'Driscoll - Director of Projects, National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT)


Killian O’Driscoll is the Director of Projects at the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT).   Killian is a Genetics Graduate from Trinity College Dublin with an MSc in the Management of Innovation from the University of London. He also is an Associate Lecturer in Project Management at Dublin Business School.

Dr. Anthony Reilly - Assistant Professor in Computational Chemistry, Dublin City University


Dr. Anthony Reilly is Assistant Professor in Computational Chemistry in the School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin City University. After obtaining his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Edinburgh, he held research positions at Technische Universität München, the Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max-Planck Society and the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre, before joining DCU in 2017.

Dr. Adrienne Fleming - Lecturer in Science, Technological University Dublin


Dr Adrienne Fleming is a Lecturer in Science in the School of Science and Computing at the Technological University Dublin. Dr Fleming is a chemistry graduate of NUI Galway with a PhD in Organic Chemistry also from NUI Galway.

Dr. Maria Donovan - Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy & Practice Educator, School Of Pharmacy, University College Cork


Maria returned to UCC as a Practice Educator with APPEL in 2016 having studied both for her pharmacy degree and her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics at UCC.

Dr. Tim Yeomans - Centre Manager, Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre


Dr. Tim Yeomans is the Centre Manager for Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre, a collaboration between the Institute of Technology, Tralee and Limerick Institute of Technology. Tim holds a PhD in Microbiology and postgraduate qualifications in Technology Commercialisation and Innovation Management

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.

Dr. Kieran Nolan - Associate Professor, School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin City University


Kieran Nolan carried out his PhD at York University, Toronto Canada. After completing his PhD in 1996 Kieran worked in both the pharmaceutical and packaging industry in Canada until 1998 when he joined DCU. In 2001 Kieran became an Assistant Professor in the School of Chemical Sciences at DCU.

Dr. Janice Murtagh - Associate Director Medical Affairs, MSD


Dr Janice Murtagh is an Associate Director of Medical Affairs at MSD Human Health with specific responsibility for MSD Vaccines.

Dr. Michael Gillen - Senior Executive, BioPharmaChem Ireland


Michael is a Senior Executive with BioPharmaChem Ireland (PCI) where he has responsibility for environment, health & safety and energy. He is also the head of occupational health & safety (OHS) policy in Ibec.

Professor Mike Lyons - Head of School of Chemistry, TCD


Born in Cork city, Mike Lyons , a graduate of University College Cork, researched fuel cell catalysis both in the Chemistry Department and the Royal School of Mines in Imperial College London before being appointed as a Lecturer in Physical Chemistry at Trinity College in 1984.

Gabriele Iannizzotto - Chief Business Officer, Perigord


Gabriele is the Chief Business Officer at Perigord and has over 20 years of distinguished performance as a Senior Business Manager for the Pharmaceutical Packaging Industry. Highly accomplished in leading operations involving SME’s to large organizations in pharmaceutical secondary packaging industry.

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