Judging Panel

An independent panel of recognised and expert judges, drawn from academia, business and broader related sectors will determine the winners of The Irish Laboratory Awards.

Our focus is to deliver a balanced judging assessment from industry leaders who will bring their extensive knowledge, enthusiasm and expertise to the judging process ensuring that the winning entries are truly outstanding and worthy of receiving a trophy.


The panel is carefully selected to ensure the Awards judging process is fair and objective. The judges are bound by a strict confidentiality agreement and are required to declare any conflict of interest in entries over which they deliberate, in which case that entry will be reallocated. The integrity of this process lies at the very heart of all that we do.

A comprehensive judging process has been put together to decide the worthy winners of The Irish Laboratory Awards.

2021 Judging Co-ordinator

Matt Moran

Director, BioPharmaChem Ireland

Matthew Moran is Director of BioPharmaChem Ireland which represents the interests of the biopharmachem sector in Ireland. 

2021 Judging Panel

Prof. John Cassidy

Assistant Head of School, School of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, TU Dublin

Prof. John Cassidy has interests in electroanalysis and the development and use of sensors. He has co-authored over 80 peer reviewed papers in these areas.

Dr. Adrienne Fleming

Lecturer in Science, Technological University Dublin

Dr Adrienne Fleming is a Lecturer in Science in the School of Science and Computing at the Technological University Dublin.

Finnian Hanrahan

Scientific Programme Manager, Research Centres, Science Foundation Ireland

At Science Foundation Ireland, Finnian is responsible for Research Centres and policy in the domains of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and health.

Kieran Harvey

Director, Laboratory Operations, ICON Laboratory Services

Kieran Harvey is currently Director of Operations at ICON central laboratories at Dublin, responsible for all laboratory activities within their Dublin site while liaising with their other sites across the ICON global network of central laboratories.

Dr. Fionnuala Hickey

Research Development Officer, Faculty of Science & Health, Dublin City University

Fionnuala Hickey is the Research Development Officer for the Faculty of Science & Health in Dublin City University.

Bernadette Jackson

President, Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine

Bernadette is President of the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine (ACSLM) and Point of Care Manager at Naas General Hospital (NGH).

Prof. Mike Lyons

Head of School of Chemistry, TCD

Mike Lyons is a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin and is Professor in Physical Chemistry and Head of the School of Chemistry, TCD and has served both on the College Council and Board.

Yvonne Nolan

Professor in Neuroscience, University College Cork

Yvonne Nolan is Professor in Neuroscience, a Science Foundation Ireland Investigator and a Funded Investigator in APC Microbiome Ireland, University College Cork.

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