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Irene Regan

Irene Regan is Chief Medical Scientist (Coagulation/Haematology) at Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin (formerly OLCHC) Dublin, Ireland, which hosts the National Paediatric centre for haematology/oncology and haemostatic disorders, a post she has held since 2005. She is a Clinical Research Fellow with University College Dublin (UCD) and the National Children’s Research Centre Crumlin. She is also a visiting lecturer on the MSc programme in Clinical Laboratory Science at Technological University Dublin and has just completed her term as extern examiner on the BSc in Biomedical Science.          

She is a fellow of the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine (FACSLM) and the Royal College of Pathologists UK (FRCPath) and was appointed as country advisor to the Royal College in 2015. She is a registered Clinical Scientist with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) UK.

Irene was President (2014-2018) of the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine (ACSLM), the professional body and previous competent authority for medical scientists in Ireland.

She is currently a member of many steering committees and working groups including the Health Service Executive (HSE) Clinical Programme in Pathology, National Research Collaborative in Quality and Patient Safety, HSE HSCP Advisory Group, Paediatric HSCP Expert Group, National Early Warning Score (NEWS) Guideline Review group and National Reference Range Harmonisation Project. She was appointed by the Minister for Health to the CORU Medical Scientists Registration Board in 2016 and CORU Council in 2019. 


She has been involved in overseas projects including LabSkills Africa where she was the Lead for Tanzania in a collaborative mentoring project with RCPath UK.

Irene is actively involved in collaborative research. Her research interests include analytical haematology, coagulation and laboratory diagnostics and education in haematology. She has supervised many undergraduate and post-graduate students at BSc and MSc, MD, MCh and MBA level.