Professor Tara Moore, PhD FRSM FRSB Hon FFFLM FHEA NTF
Research and Teaching Chair in Ulster University and Chief of Research and Development Officer Avellino Labs USA
Tara Moore, Professor of Personalised Medicine, concurrently holds a chair at Ulster University in Northern Ireland and is Chief R&D Officer for Avellino Labs in San Francisco USA.
In recognition of her contribution to research, teaching and innovation Tara was recently selected for The Ophthalmologist Power List, as one of ten chosen worldwide as one of ten Emerging Leaders alongside success in the Inventors Category. Tara’s contribution to health, well-being and safety and improving people’s lives whilst inspiring others to see the opportunities to make a difference through science, was recognised with WISE Hero award. Subsequently she was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to act as a role model to promote females into STEM subjects. Tara represents Northern Ireland on the UKRI Strengths in Places initiative for the distribution of research and innovation funding to support significant regional growth, is a National Teaching Fellowship and Athena Swan reviewer, has a multitude of editorial and reviewer activities alongside mentorship of scientists worldwide.
Tara plays a key role in innovation in teaching. She developed the first and only online university qualification for laser refractive eye surgery, now co-badged and endorsed by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. She instigated the establishment of Physician Associate education at Ulster University for employment within Northern Ireland primary and secondary healthcare alongside playing a role in developing specialist Dentistry education and Forensic and Legal Medicine education for Royal College of Physicians in UK.
Tara’s academic and industrial research focuses on partner diagnostics and therapeutics for inherited genetic diseases. Through her work with Avellino labs USA diagnostic assays are now available worldwide to screen DNA of laser eye surgery candidates to assess their safety and suitability for surgery. Her work is disseminated worldwide through her contribution to guest lectures alongside internationally co-authored peer reviewed publications. Tara has contributed to numerous text books, reviews and authored over 120 internationally co-authored peer reviewed publications reflecting internationally competitive research of the highest quality.