Paul Rooney

Paul is a Medical Device Consultant and Lecturer at TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus. He has over 20 years experience in the Medical Device and Electronics Industries, developing Quality Management Systems and working on the development, re-design and delivery of training courses. His specialities include CAPA, Root Cause Analysis and Lean. He is a registered Lead Auditor and a Project Manager for major global IT solutions. He is also a chartered engineer for the Institute of Engineers of Ireland.

Ann Ryan

Ann Ryan is an experienced Training Development Professional. A key focus of her role involves working closing with organisations within the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Food sectors to plan, develop and coordinate customised training programs specific to an organisation’s needs. She assists organisations in all aspects of training development, including training needs analysis, instructional design and training implementation. In addition, as a program manager and lecturer on the Team Lead and Professional Development modules, Ann works closely with Innopharma Education students managing all aspects of program management from induction to graduation. This involves assisting students transition in to industry with a view developing areas including soft skills awareness, critical thinking and problem-solving ability.

One piece of advice Ann would give a student looking to kick start or progress their career in the STEM Sector is to recognise the importance of passion and enthusiasm. Many employers will hire for the attitude and will train for skills. If you have the right attitude, it will always take you further than qualifications alone.

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Peader Mac Gabhann

Peadar graduated from UCD with an M.Sc. in Industrial Microbiology. He carried out postgraduate research at the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) Amsterdam, Biogen at ETH Zurich and the Faculty of Medicine at Kyoto University Japan. He joined Schering Plough Corporation (Merck Sharpe & Dohme) and was a key member of staff in the start-up of the first world-wide Biopharma facility in Cork for the production of Interferon in 1983.

Peadar has more than 30 years’ experience at the forefront of the international pharmaceutical industry. In the past 10 years, he co-founded and directed two Life Science start-ups and participated in several international EU Framework projects.

Alexandra Furbee

Alexandra Furbee manages Innopharma springboard admissions in the pharmaceutical industry, assists in orientation and registration of students. She is programme manager for all certificate students based in Dublin and oversees the international student recruitment. Alexandra graduated from a Masters Irish Studies from University College Dublin and a BA Honours Degree in Political Science from Flagler College. Having previously worked in undergrad admissions at Liberal Arts College in USA and having worked with Innopharma for over three and a half years, she has several years’ experience.

Mary Jensen

Mary graduated from Innopharma with a MSc in Food Business Management & Technology. She has several years’ experience in senior roles within the food industry including production manager for a leading Irish health food company and a practical bakery teacher in DIT and the Baking Academy of Ireland. Mary is the course coordinator of Innopharma’s Food programmes. She assists and supports our students from the point of registration through to graduation.

One piece of advice Mary would give a student looking to kick start or progress their career in the STEM sectors is to join Innopharma and take the first step of a very exciting journey. If you don’t dream it you can’t achieve it. Everything is possible with hard work and perseverance.

Peter Jones

Peter Jones has over 14 years’ experience working in the IT industry with over 10 years’ experience in IT management working in companies such as Esat, British Telecom and Vodafone. He has been with Innopharma for over 3 years managing all of the IT systems, access and networks as well as supporting students through any IT support they need.

One piece of advice Peter would give a student looking to kick start or progress their career in the STEM sectors would be to utilise all the IT systems to upskill your knowledge. Network with all the people you come into contact with during your time as a student and upskill on time management it will assist you when trying to reach your goal.

Ian Jones

Dr. Ian Jones is the Founder and CEO of the Innopharma Group. He has worked for the past 20 years within the (bio) pharmaceutical and food manufacturing sectors where he has become a global leader in particle science, process robustness and advanced process control.

He has a PhD in Process Analytical Technologies from Technological University Dublin and has studied Strategy, Leadership and Innovation within the pharmaceutical industry at the Harvard Business School, Boston and Accelerated Growth Strategies at Judge Business School, Cambridge, UK.

Orla Callan

Orla is the Director of Academic Affairs & Registrar of the College and has key responsibility for the maintenance of academic standards, governance and quality assurance.

With 30 years background in education and training, Orla has previously worked as an education consultant, liaising with schools and colleges in Ireland and the UK in the development and implementation of training programmes for educationalists and students. She has also lectured in the field of psychology & behavioural science in colleges in Ireland and in the UK.

She hold a BA Hons in Psychology from UCD and a post graduate teaching diploma.

Kevin Delaney

Kevin has over 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical, consumer / FMCG and OEM sectors at Warner Lambert, Pfizer and Wyeth, in Europe and North America where he held plant management, director and VP of operation roles.

Kevin, a chartered engineer (IEI), holds a BAI in Engineering from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland and an MSc in Management from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.