SFI Researcher of the Year Award 2022

The Science Foundation Ireland Awards celebrates outstanding researchers funded by Science Foundation Ireland who have contributed greatly to scientific progress or have a highly significant scientific breakthrough.

Nominations should clearly demonstrate leadership in the following four categories:

  1.  Generation of Knowledge;
  2.  Development of Individuals and Collaborations;
  3.  Supporting Broader Society and the Economy and
  4.  Supporting the Research Community.

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    Please give a summary of their key research achievements highlighting:
    A. Key Achievements in the Generation of Knowledge
    Please describe how the nominee has contributed to the generation of new ideas and hypotheses, and the significance/impact of the latter, including but not limited to, preprints, open data sets, software, publications, innovation and commercialisation activities (e.g. verified invention disclosures, patents, licences, novel assays and reagents), policy publications, and evidence synthesis pieces. Highlight if these are openly available.
    B. Key Achievements in the Development of Individuals and Collaborations
    Please describe the nominee’s role in the success of a team or team members. You may wish to refer to how they have supported individuals in progressing their careers or how they have been integral to a team’s success (including supporting equality, diversity and inclusion in your team and mentoring). You may also wish to refer to contributions they have made to the success of consortia, collaborations, academic activities (e.g., teaching and workshops).
    C. Key Achievements Supporting Broader Society and the Economy
    Please describe their key achievements in supporting society and knowledge exchange, such as engagements with the private sector, the public sector and/or the broader public, e.g. spin-out activities, policy changes, including but not limited to, inclusion and/or collaboration of the public in research processes, community education and public engagement, efforts to advise policy makers, positive stakeholder feedback, or the provision of information to the press etc.
    D. Key Achievements Supporting the Research Community
    Please describe the nominee’s key achievements supporting the wider research community, such as editing, reviewing, and evaluation of researchers and applications for funding. Your response can also include activities such as organising events that benefited the research community, improving research culture (including, but not limited to, ethics, research integrity, equality, diversity and inclusion).