Dr. Aideen Hartney

Dr Aideen Hartney has almost 20 years experience in conducting or managing research for the public good and is now the Director of the National Disability Authority (NDA). The NDA is a statutory body with a role to provide evidence-informed policy advice to government on matters concerning disability. The NDA conducts and commissions research on a range of subjects, including provision and evaluation of health and social care supports and services for persons with disabilities. This can include conducting research with individuals with disabilities, including those who may have complex or profound disabilities. The NDA is committed to ensuring that their experiences and perspectives are included in research in a manner that is compliant with all relevant legislation. Aideen will bring this valuable perspective, as well as her broader knowledge of the funded research landscape, to the deliberations of the Health Research Consent Declaration Committee.

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