Dr. Eucharia Meehan
Dr Eucharia Meehan has just recently been appointed as Registrar at DIAS. Prior to that she was Head of Research and Innovation at the Higher Education Authority (HEA), the statutory planning and development body for higher education and research in Ireland, from 2002 to 2012. In 2012, she was appointed Director of the newly formed Irish Research Council. On joining the HEA, Dr. Meehan directed the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI), through which over €1.2 billion of Exchequer and non-Exchequer funds were allocated to develop strategic research infrastructure and capacity. Prior to the HEA, she was Head of Programme Management (Irish and US sites) at Elan Biotechnology Research (EBR). She is a former Chair of Women in Technology and Science (WITS) and a former member of the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of Ireland.