Prof. Orla Hardiman

Scientific Advisory Board Member

Prof. Hardiman is Head of the Academic Unit of Neurology at Trinity College Dublin and Consultant Neurologist at Beaumont Hospital, where she is Director of the National Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis service.

Hardiman was Academic Director of Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute from 2015-18, and then took up a new role as  National Clinical Lead in Neurology for the Health Service Executive  in early 2019. She leads a research group of over 45 individuals in Neurodegeneration, with particular focus on ALS and frontotemporal dementia.

She is Co- Chair of the European Network for Cure of ALS (ENCALS) and is  Editor in Chief of the journal Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and the Frontotemporal Degenerations. She is the recipient of a number of international awards including the AAN Sheila Essey Award in ALS Research, and the International ALS Alliance Forbes Norris Award. In 2018 she received a TCD Innovation Award for Societal Impact. She is one of a handful of  practicing physicians  to have been elected as members of  scholarly  Royal Irish Academy. 

MD from University College Dublin.