Irish Research Council appoints Peter Brown as new Director

Posted: 17 October, 2017

Commenting on his appointment, Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, Chair of the Irish Research Council, said: “The Irish Research Council is delighted to announce Peter Brown as our new Director.

“The richness of Peter’s experience, his commitment to basic frontier research and excellence across all career stages and disciplines, and his track record in successfully delivering major research projects make him an ideal fit for this role.”

Mr Brown said his priority in his role as Director will be to consolidate the Council’s unique role within the Irish research eco-system.

“Support for individual researchers across all disciplines and career stages is a necessary and indeed vital component of a modern, advanced research system,” he said.  

“By investing in exceptional individuals working at the cutting edge of new knowledge, we future-proof Irish research and its place in a globally-connected world.

“I am looking forward to leading the Council on this agenda over the coming years, working closely with Council members, a very committed staff team, the Higher Education Authority and Department of Education and Skills and the wider set of research stakeholders.”