Dr Jennifer Brady is a Consultant Clinical Biochemist at Children’s Health Ireland since 2019. She graduated from UCD with an honours degree in Biochemistry. She then undertook a ‘grade A’ training programme in Clinical Biochemistry based in Cardiff, Wales, incorporating an MSc in Clinical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Surrey. She completed her PhD at Cardiff University before returning to Ireland in 2004 to take up posts as a Senior Clinical Biochemist in St Vincent’s hospital and later a Principal Biochemist at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin.
Jennifer obtained fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists in 2011 and is on the European register for Specialists in Laboratory Medicine. She has represented the ACBI at many forums including IEQAS, National Paediatric Diabetes Audit Feasibility Steering Committee, and at European level on the EFLM working group ‘Register’. She has been chair of the ACB Republic of Ireland region since 2020. Jennifer has been involved in the teaching and further education of clinical biochemists, undertaking the role of ACBI tutor from 2012 -14 and again from 2016-2018. She also lectures on the MSc in Clinical and Diagnostic Biochemistry in UCD. She was appointed an Associate Clinical Professor at UCD School of Medicine in 2021. She maintains an active interest in research with a number of peer reviewed publications, and supervises projects for MSc students.