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Emma Leahy

Management & Operations


Emma Leahy is the Executive Director of the ENABLE research programme, headquartered at Trinity College Dublin.

She has over ten years’ research management experience and holds a Primary Degree in Public Administration, a Postgraduate Diploma in Business, and a Master’s Degree in Business Management. She has experience of grant preparation and management for national, international and European funding applications for a vast number of international funding agencies. Over the last three years Emma has supported over 280 research funding applications for researchers at different levels from project concept, budgeting, award negotiation, project management and final reporting. The funding applications ranged from €10,000 to €13m, engaging with multiple partners from industry and academia.

Emma joined the Enable team from the AMBER research centre, a Science Foundation Ireland research centre in Trinity College Dublin, where she was involved in securing over €40m in research funding mainly from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 (FP8) and Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) Coordinated Projects. She supported proposals across a number of fields including ICT, Energy, NMBP, Health, Factories of the Future and the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Awards and Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions (MSCA).


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