Gillian Davis (BSc, MSc PMP) is Food for Health Ireland’s Chief Operations Officer. She completed her BSc Joint Honours in Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics at UCD and followed this up with an MSc in Biomedical Science & Engineering (NUIG) and an MSc in Project Management Practice from UCD Smurfit School of Business. She began her career with Baxter Healthcare as a Validation Specialist before returning to UCD in 2007, where she managed a variety of research-funded projects in the College of Engineering and in 2013 joined Food for Health Ireland as Financial and Operations Manager. Her areas of expertise is research finance and research funded recruitment. She has worked with many different funding bodies, including Enterprise Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland, Marie Curie, the European Social Fund and Interreg.