Dr Norma Bargary is a lecturer in Statistics at the Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics, UL. She is a member of MACSI, Ireland’s foremost industrial and applied mathematics/statistics research group. Her primary research interests are the statistical modelling of high-dimensional data, and data measured as curves (functional data analysis). She has extensive experience working with collaborators across diverse disciplines (medicine, cancer research, sports science, psychology, biomechanics) and industry partners (manufacturing, pharma). She has been the statistical lead in several successful European and National grant applications and is vice-director of the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research Training in Foundations of Data Science. She has a keen interest in public engagement and is the first of two Royal Statistical Society Statistical Ambassadors based in Ireland.