Board Member – Dr Eoghan Clifford
Dr Eoghan Clifford
Current Position on Board
Current Position/Job Title
Senior Lecturer NUI Galway and Academic Director of CEIM mentoring programme
Previous Position/Job Title
- Industry and Research Environment
- Member of NUI Galway disability committee
- Secretary Galyway Bay Cycling Club
Current Membership of any Boards/Committees
- MDI Board
- Board of Trustees An Meitheal Comhshaol
- Board of Directors Paralympics Ireland
Why I want to be on the Board of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland:
I have experience of competing as a cyclist at a national and international stage and believe promoting and enabling people with muscular dystrophy to be as active as possible. I would also like to bring previous experience on boards and help develop areas such as research and education. I hope to use my experience in helping MDI to continue to develop services.
What I bring to the Board of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland as a Director:
Professionally, I have experience in generating research funding, managing ethical issues in research. Educational activities and project/financial management. As an engineer, I have been very interested in systems that can help improve quality of life for people with muscular dystrophy and want to promote activity and sport among members.
How I can help Muscular Dystrophy Ireland achieve its mission:
I believe I can work with MDI to help develop closer relationships with universities and increased opportunities for people who have various forms of muscular dystrophy. I am very interested in promoting the role of activity and sport in mitigating symptoms and have a keen interest in ongoing research into muscular dystrophy.