Dr Amy Hall joined Insight in October 2018 as a Research Integration Coordinator at Insight@DCU. As an RIC, Dr Hall’s primary responsibility is leading project management across multiple research projects, with her current portfolio including projects funded by SFI, EI, the SEAI and the EPA. The role includes liaising with funding bodies and stakeholders, and working closely with researchers, academics and industry partners to ensure that projects are successfully delivered on time and within budget.
Dr Hall also works as part of Insight@DCU’s Funding Diversity team, focusing on Exchequer and non-Exchequer funding. In this role, she supports proposal development and submission: critically reviewing the proposal, assisting with budget specifications, and providing technical submission support. She has been involved in a number of successful submissions since joining Insight.
Dr Hall obtained a BA (Hons) degree in Physics from the University of Oxford and an MSc in Nanoscale Science and Technology from The University of Sheffield. She was awarded her PhD in 2015 by the Department of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Sheffield for her work characterising the surface adhesion of human pathogens Leishmania mexicana and Streptococcus pneumoniae using force microscopy techniques.
Following her PhD, Dr Hall worked as a postdoctoral researcher and team leader on two EI-funded projects: a Commercialisation Fund (in the Biomedical Diagnostics Institute in DCU) and an Innovation Partnership (in the Fraunhofer Project Centre at DCU), both projects falling within the field of microfluidic diagnostics for the healthcare sector. Dr Hall also lectured in DIT, running Biochemistry lab classes in the School of Biological Sciences and coordinating and delivering the Research Methods and Entrepreneurship for Engineers modules in the School of Mechanical and Design Engineering.