Anne Clooney is a medical scientist with over 24 years’ experience in diagnostic laboratories, 21 of which have been at Senior or Chief grade. Following qualifying with a BSc/Diploma in Biomedical Science from Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) Kevin St in 1995, Anne undertook an MSc by research in the Immunology Department, St. James's Hospital. She worked as a Basic Grade & Senior Medical Scientist in St. James's from 1998 to 2011. She then moved to the Immunology Department, Beaumont Hospital as Chief Medical Scientist in 2011 where she has overall responsibility for the department.
Anne is an active member of the medical science profession having been involved in numerous roles with the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine (ACSLM), the professional body for medical scientists. As a Council member for four years she was joint chair & member of the ACSLM Organisation Committee. She served on the ACSLM Membership Committee for a total of five years & was chair for three of these years. She was previously a member of the Immunology Advisory Body & is currently a member of the Management, Quality, IT and Safety Advisory Body.
Anne has been trained as an assessor for the CORU Medical Scientist Registration Board. She has also acted as the medical scientist practitioner representative on the review team for medical science courses for CORU.