Dr Maire Brophy graduated with her PhD in Political Theory in 2006. From there she began a journey that would lead her to a new and growing profession – Research Management & Development. Working in this sphere Dr Brophy realised that the skills and attributes that she possessed and developed were key to her success working with researchers around their funding challenges and proposals.
Having brought in millions of euros into research centres and departments throughout her career we talk to her about her latest role as Dean of Graduate Studies at Athlone Institute of Technology.
She also talks to use about lessons learned and how tenacity and career ownership are requirements for successful post docs and researchers