Dr Ruth Freeman_

Dr Ruth Freeman_

Director of science for society, Science Foundation Ireland

Dr Ruth Freeman became director of science for society at Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) in 2018. Prior to her current appointment, Ruth has held a series of positions at SFI, including director of innovation, communications and education and director of programmes, enterprise and international affairs, with responsibility for overseeing all SFI research funding programmes and management of funded awards.

Ruth holds PhD and bachelor’s degree in genetics from TCD, where she was awarded a Trinity scholarship, the Eli Lilly Chemistry Prize and the Roberts Prize for Biology. Ruth’s PhD research on population genetics in hybrid zones was funded by a prestigious studentship from the Wellcome Trust and was carried out at TCD and International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi.

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