Dr Aoife Brady
Aoife graduated with a BSc Hons in Earth Science from the University of Galway in 2006 after which she completed a PhD in carbonatites, kimberlites and lamprophyres also at the University of Galway. Following this, she worked as an exploration geologist for 4.5 years on the Songwe Hill Carbonatite Project with Rare Earth Element (REE) exploration company, Mkango Resources, in southern Malawi, Africa. She then took up the role of Geodata Product Manager at International Geoscience Services (IGS) Ltd., based at the British Geological Survey (BGS) in Nottingham, where she oversaw the company’s new mineral prospectivity software. In 2016 Aoife moved to the Geological Survey Ireland (GSI) where she managed, Tellus, the GSI’s national ground and airborne data acquisition programme. In 2018, Aoife joined iCRAG as Research and Industry Programme Manager, and became COO in 2023.