HEAD OF RESEARCH
IRISH CANCER SOCIETY
Dr. Robert O’Connor is the Head of Research for the Irish Cancer Society.
Through the amazing support of the Irish public, the Irish Cancer Society is the largest charitable funder of cancer research in the state.
Robert is a scientist by background and his specialist area is the understanding of cancer medicines and how they work. He graduated with his doctorate in 1995 and was a lecturer and cancer researcher in Dublin City University until 2015 when he took over the role as Head of Research for the Irish Cancer Society. This role sees him lead implementation of research strategy of the charity in this important part of its goal to improve outcome for people impacted by cancer.
Prevention is an important part of reducing the burden of cancer and Robert has led out on efforts by the society to support public understanding of the opportunities that vaccines, such as the vaccine against HPV, can have in preventing cancers occurring.