Clinician and Patient Perspective Team
ORBITAL: Member of Supervisory Board; Member of Communication and Public Engagement Sub-Committee
Dr Rachel Bermingham has a biomedical research background, having undertaken her degree in Microbiology and PhD in Immunology at Trinity College Dublin. Rachel also holds an MSc in Immunology and Global Health from NUI Maynooth.
After completing her PhD, Rachel joined the Research Department at the Irish Cancer Society in July 2016 before moving to the role of Research Manager at Fighting Blindness in April 2021. In her role, she is responsible for the implementation of the research strategic plan and the coordination of all funded projects and events. She works closely with the clinical and academic community as part of the Target 5000 programme, which provides a clinical and genetic diagnosis to everyone in Ireland with an inherited retinal degeneration.
Rachel is particularly interested in translating research into patient benefit and involving patients and the public in all stages of research.