Frances joined the team in October 2019. Having qualified with a PhD in Biochemistry from University College Cork, Frances shifted her focus to patient focused research. She has fifteen years of experience in cancer research. Frances also has a BA in Applied Social studies in Counselling from Cork Institute of Technology. She has been a counsellor for 8 years and an active volunteer for many years. Frances believes passionately that research is vital to improve health and survival at both the individual and the population level.