Dr Paula O’Shea is a Consultant Clinical Biochemist & adjunct Clinical Lecturer/Assistant Professor at UCD School of Medicine. She is currently based at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital & Our Lady’s Hospital Navan. She has over 30 years’ experience in clinical laboratory science, service development and research. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Clinical Medicine, and Master (MSc) in Clinical Biochemistry, awarded by Trinity College Dublin (TCD). She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath), UK and is European Specialist in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (EuSpLM) registered.