Dr Breda Kiernan was appointed Chief Operations Officer in October 2022 and is responsible for Insight’s day-to-day administrative operations including coordinating site-level and central activities. She interacts with the relevant internal, institutional, and external stakeholders to ensure the delivery of operational goals and objectives, including Financial Management; IP and DP; Communications: website management and EPE activities. She joined Insight in May 2016 as Centre Manager for Insight@DCU where she led the operations, business development and strategy functions with the Centre Director. Dr Kiernan formerly managed the strategic partnership, “Transatlantic Higher Education Partnership” between DCU and Arizona State University (2013-2016). She holds a BSc. in Chemistry with Pharmaceutical & Forensic Science (Uni. Bradford, 2001), MPhil in Analytical Chemistry (Uni. Bradford, 2002), PhD. in Analytical Chemistry (Uni. Bradford, 2006), BBS. in Business Studies with Accounting, (NUI, 2013) and an MSc. in Work and Organisational Behaviour (DCU, 2021).