Maura Hiney

Head of Post-Award and Evaluation with the Health Research Board, Ireland

CV summary

Dr Maura Hiney has a PhD in Molecular Diagnostics and Epizootology from the National University of Ireland Galway. She is currently Head of Post-Award and Evaluation with the Health Research Board, Ireland. From 1990-1999 she worked as a senior researcher and managed a disease diagnostics service for the Irish fisheries industry and from 2000-2007 Maura was Head of Research Support Services for NUI Galway. She has been influential in raising awareness of research integrity (RI) issues in Ireland since 2007 and was instrumental in establishing a National RI Forum of key stakeholders and developing a national RI framework for broad adoption. Internationally, Maura chaired a Working Group of ESF Forum on RI, is a member of the European Network of RI Offices (ENRIO) and chairs the Science Europe Working Group on RI. With ALLEA she coordinated a revision of the European Code of Conduct on RI, which was launched by Commissioner Moedas in March 2017. She sits on the European Advisory Committee for the 5 th World Congress on RI and the Oversight Board of the EU-funded PRINTEGER and ENTiRE projects on research climate. She was a key contributor to the European Competitiveness Council conclusions on RI in 2015.


  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government