Dr Edel Healy, DkIT
Dr Edel Healy, PhD, Head of School of Health & Science, DkIT
Dr Edel Healy is Head of the School of Health and Science in DkIT and has been in this role since 2007. This is the second largest school in DkIT and offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and part time programmes in Health and Science disciplines incorporating a significant research profile. She plays a key role in the academic management and strategic direction of the School and wider Institute. She also represents DkIT on a number of regional and national committees in a range of disciplines.
A Pharmacologist by background, Edel spent a number of years in UCD as the Irish Kidney Association‘s Newman Scholar in Nephrology as a Principal Investigator researching renal cell biology, and also lecturing in Pharmacology.
Edel then worked for the HSA, where she was a Senior Inspector in the Hazardous Substances Assessment Unit working with a team of chemists, environmental scientists and toxicologists. She represented Ireland on EU working groups / committees in the area of Chemical safety.
“During the COVID 19 pandemic the importance of the core values of compassion and empathy have come centre stage. My colleagues in DkIT have supported each other and their students through this challenging time in a meaningful manner both professionally and personally.
As a college community and as we move forward, I believe that through our resilience we have learned the value of what is truly important in life and in turn this will continue to enrich our both our working and personal lives.”