Dr Ana Terres
Ana Terres was appointed as Assistant National Director to the HSE in November 2017 to lead Research and Development function of the organisation, and to oversee the HSE health intelligence unit and National Health library and Knowledge services. The objective of the R&D function is to develop a framework for governance, support and strategic direction for health research, to enable and grow the research activity within the health service. This function also aims to foster the translation of research into policy and practice in order to improve the quality of the health service and the health of the population.
Before moving to the HSE, she was Director of Research Support at Dublin City University. She worked with the Vice-President for R&I in the development and implementation of DCU’s research strategy and she was responsible for overseeing the operations of several units involved in supporting the various stages of the research life cycle.Ana graduated with a BSc in Biology and holds an MSc and a PhD from the University Complutense of Madrid. She was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship to do research on Helicobacter pylori pathogenesis at TCD and St. James Hospital; where she worked for a number of years before moving into research management.