Clinical Research

Clinical research is patient-facing research carried out by clinical scientists, doctors, nurses, and health and social care professionals. 

At University of Galway, clinical research is carried out with the support of the:

Cancer Survivorship

Prof Aoife Lowery leads the Women's Health Initiative in Galway with Dr Veronica McInerney and the Clinical Research Facility. This programme is co-funded by the Irish Cancer Society and the National Breast Cancer Research Institute.

Cancer Rehabilitation and Exercise

Dr Ananya Gupta leads the Can-REACT programme, an exercise-based rehabilitation and wellness programme for cancer survivors.


Professor Aoife Lowery and Professor Michael Kerin work with the CORRIB Core Lab (Prof Osama Soliman) and the SmartSensors lab (Prof William Wijns) in the area of cancer treatment related cardiac dysfunction.

Cancer Nursing

Dr Maura Dowling, School of Nursing, leads the Galway arm of the EU-funded DigiCanTrain and EdCanNurs programmes.

Radiation Oncology Clinical Trials

Dr Joe Martin leads the University Hospital Galway Irish Research Radiation Oncology Group (IRROG) trials cluster. 

Cancer Clinical Trials

Dr Janusz Krawczyk and Professor Aoife Lowery lead the Advanced Therapies and Cancer Clinical Trials Cluster and the HRB-Clinical Research Facility, respectively, supported by the HRB-Cancer Trials Enhancement Award.