Martina started her career following graduation in the first class to obtain a Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Kevin St Diploma in Biomedical Science and a BSc in Applied Science from Trinity College Dublin in 1992. Martina spent two years as a locum in numerous Dublin Hospital Pathology Departments before going to England to be trained in Cervical Cytology screening.
Returning to Ireland for a post in Cervical Screening in the Cytology department of the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital, Martina also joined the multi-discipline on call service of the hospital. With the introduction of the monolayer technology for Cytology in the Coombe, Martina completed an MSc by Research on the introduction of this new technology, and was also a guest Cytology lecturer in DIT, Kevin St for the Medical Laboratory Scientist course, and a member of the Cellular Pathology Advisory Group of the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine (ACSLM).
Four years of screening was then followed by an in-charge role of Histology as a Senior Medical Scientist. Since her appointment to the Laboratory Managers post in the Coombe in 2006, Martina has led a dynamic scientific staff within a Pathology Department, obtaining ISO 15189 in all departments and POCT service, encouraging further education & research, and completed an MA Healthcare Management from the IPA(NUI).
She is a key member of the hospital team who are establishing the National Cervical Screening Laboratory on the Coombe Campus, and brings this knowledge and experience to the CORU board in a management capacity.