Manager Research & Innovation.
Phone:+353 (0)21 4335723
As Head of Centre, Eileen is responsible for developing and driving the strategic direction of research at Halpin. Eileen undertakes the managerial planning and delivery of the day to day operational management of the Centre, ensuring that the necessary funding is secured to run the Centre, while being actively involved in proposal development, capacity building and the strategic engagement of local and international partners
Previously Eileen worked in local and regional government in the roles of planner, project manager and in the establishment of a European funding section in Cork City Council. She also held a Research Fellow role in the School of Business at Cork Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Halpin, Eileen designed, developed and delivered over 25 European funded research projects across a variety of programmes and subject areas, channelling over €9 million in direct EU funding to stakeholders in the region. Eileen is a validated lead expert for DG Regio and for URBACT and is an experienced external expert for the European Commission in the monitoring & evaluation of projects and proposals.