Research at Innopharma

Here you will find a selection of research conducted by students who have taken part in one of our many courses. The research is divided up into five sections: pharmaceutical, medical devices, food, Digital Transformation and Data Analytics. Please click learn more below to navigate to each section. 



In this section you will find research from our Food Industry courses.

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Here you can find some of the research conducted around Pharmaceuticals. Some of these topics include: pharmacovigilance, A.D.R.s, and more.

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Medical Device

Here you can find some of the research that has been conducted during one of the courses we offer around Medical Device Technology.

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Digital Transformation

Explore research on Digital Transformation from across Innopharma. 

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Data Analytics 

View Data Analytics research from Innopharma.

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Featured Research

"Is the Irish Pharmaceutical Industry Prepared for the Future of Water Use in Ireland?" by Deirdre Cournane

In this study the Irish pharmaceutical industry was assessed as being in a state of preparedness for implementation of water sustainability strategies.
Water use by industrial sites is at a transitionary phase. Global climate change, new legislative requirements, and the continuing pressures of faster production are all impacting water use. Sustainable use of water is a holistic stakeholder-inclusive process, which is balanced from a social and cultural viewpoint. It benefits both the environment and economy. The main study objective was to evaluate the preparedness of the Irish pharmaceutical industry in adoption of water sustainability practices and to identify the critical success factors which may be recommended for the industry.

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"The Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY) and Influenza in Ireland An evaluation of the suitability of the DALY as a metric for measuring and managing the burden of influenza in Ireland" by Roisin Quigley

The burden of influenza in Ireland in insufficiently characterised. Quantifying the burden of influenza could lead to benefits such as informed decision-making on policy, effective healthcare planning and preparation and prioritisation of health research investments and healthcare interventions. These benefits are particularly pertinent in today’s Irish setting, as it is facing chronic resource shortages. The Disability Adjusted Life Year (DALY) is proposed as a useful metric for quantifying the burden of influenza. It is a measure of overall reduction in health due to disability before death and the decline in life expectancy due to death. This research aimed to use this metric to estimate the burden of influenza in Ireland and to investigate the feasibility, suitability, utility and validity of the estimate in practice in the Irish healthcare and health policy setting.

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Meet Our Team!

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 Finbarr Sheehy

 Finbarr has over 25 years of experience at senior levels   within the Semiconductor and Pharmaceutical industries.  He was director of continuous improvement & training with  Wyeth, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland. Prior to Wyeth, he  was skills training manager, with Intel Ireland, Co. Kildare.  He also held the position of test development engineer with  Analog Devices Incorporated, Limerick. In 2008 he established and currently works with  businesses across several sectors (including Pharma) in Ireland to drive business improvements.

Finbarr holds a BEng in Electronic Engineering and a Masters in Education from the University of Sheffield. His expertise is in the following areas; strategy development, process improvement, creativity & innovation, lean thinking, six sigma, process measurement, training design & delivery, competency assessment, change management and neuro linguistic programming.



Prosper Anaedu

Prosper is experienced at bridging the gaps at the intersection of Pharma/Bio-pharma, Research and Healthcare. With background as Doctor of Medicine (MD), he completed an MSc in Pharmaceutical Business and Technology where he graduated top of the class with 1st class honours. His competencies include drug and patient safety, process analytical technology/digitisation, clinical research management, pharmaceutical production and quality systems.
As Post Graduate Research Coordinator at Innopharma, he manages the overall postgraduate research strategy at Griffith College and coordinates support for learners through the design and delivery of content across established areas of research, including proposal and dissertation guidance. He doubles as International student liaison and primary point of contact for international student queries. 

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