Irene is a Cardiovascular Nurse specialist, holds an MA in Health Promotion, Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Education, and is an Adjunct Lecturer at the College of Medicine, NUI Galway. She is the past Programme Leader for the MSc in Preventive Cardiology at the National University of Ireland, Galway and is Director of Programmes and Innovation at the National Institute for Prevention and Cardiovascular Health (NIPC). She is the chair of the ESC ACNAP Advocacy Committee, whilst also being a member of the both the ESC Advocacy Committee and the EAPC Primary Care and Risk Factor Management nucleus. Irene is currently a Health Research Board SPHeRE PhD scholar on the Collaborative Doctoral Programme in Chronic Disease Prevention at NUI Galway, Ireland. Over the next four years, she aims to conduct patient-focused research in the area of digital CVD prevention.