Dr Maelíosa Mc Crudden
Queen's University Belfast
Dr Maelíosa Mc Crudden is the Research Impact and Engagement Officer for the Faculty of Medicine Health and Life Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast.
She was awarded her PhD in biochemistry from the same institution and then spent over a decade in postdoctoral research, focussing on the areas of disease progression and pharmaceutical sciences. Following this, she worked in biomedical sciences education, teaching undergraduate students across a range of degree programmes. Open and accurate communication of scientific research has always been the central principle of Maelíosa’s work, as exemplified through her collaborations with non-profit organisations such as United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the receipt of institutional and national awards for science communication.
Maelíosa is a member of the coordinating team for the Queen’s PPI Network which was launched in 2020.