Marion Boland

remote speaker Marion Boland

Science Foundation Ireland

Dr Marion Boland is the Head of Research Policy at Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), a statutory body in the Republic of Ireland with responsibility for funding oriented basic and applied research in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics with a strategic focus.

Marion manages a diverse portfolio of policy related areas, including Open Science, Data management, Research Integrity, Grant Terms & Conditions, State aid and SFI’s Gender Strategy.

Prior to this, Marion was Head of Post Award, having joined SFI as a Scientific Programme Manager in May 2009.

Marion holds a Ph.D. from the Institute of Cancer Research/University of London, and was a career scientist prior to joining SFI. She held positions at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Alberta and University of Cambridge before joining the Centre for Cancer research and Cell Biology at Queen’s University Belfast in 2001 as a lecturer in Molecular Oncology. Between 2005 and 2006 Marion worked with a company in London as part of team managing the financial public relations of companies in the Life Sciences and Biotechnology sector.