Dr. Stephen Behan joined Insight in December 2016 and is part of the Business Development team at Insight@DCU, one of 4 sites comprising the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics. Insight is one of Europe’s largest data analytics research organisations, with over 450 researchers, more than 220 industry partners and over €150 million of funding.
In his current role, Stephen engages with existing and potential industry partners to identify their needs and match the industry partner with the appropriate academic expertise in Insight@DCU, and elsewhere within Insight. A key part of Stephen’s role is liaising with industry to identify new opportunities and manage existing relationships.
Dr. Behan was one of the lead researchers on the Moving Well-Being Well project. One of the largest research programmes of its kind in the world, Moving Well-Being Well broke the mould, intervening early in a child’s life to increase their physical literacy and provide them with the tools to be active for life. A focus was on improving children’s confidence and motivation towards physical activity through developing their fundamental movement skills. Stephen’s interest in Health and Human Performance continues in his current role.
Stephen also has a background working as a Games Promotion Officer for Dublin GAA, where he worked on the ground with various clubs across the city. A keen GAA fan, Stephen has served as vice-chairman for his local club CLG Na Fianna for the past three years. Na Fianna is one of the largest GAA clubs in the country with over 3,500 members, and this leadership role has seen Stephen develop skills in developing relationships with key stakeholders and community partners.
Stephen has presented his work at numerous international conferences and publishes in a number of peer-reviewed journals.