Sinead is the Director of the Ibec’s Medtech and Engineering Sectors , which includes the Irish Medtech Association. A number of Government Funded Skills Networks (Skillnets, Apprenticeships and Springboards) fall under her remit. Sinead currently sits on a number of national and international boards including the Advisory Industry Board for Enterprise Ireland funded BioInnovate Ireland and the Governance Board for Science Foundation Ireland funded Irish Photonic Integration Centre (IPIC). She is a member of the National Executive Committee at Medtech Europe. Prior to Ibec Sinead held technical roles at 3Com Technologies, and lectured part-time at DIT, Kevin St. She holds a Ph.D. in the Physics of Molecular Materials/Nanotechnology and B.Sc. (Hons.) in Applied Physics, DIT Kevin St.