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ISAG was founded in July 2020 by Anthony Staines, Gerry Killeen, and Tomás Ryan.
Today, ISAG’s membership has grown to include experts from Ireland, Northern Ireland, and overseas, with a diverse set of skills and perspectives. Members with expertise in public health, epidemiology, outbreak management, mathematics, geography, and Irish history and culture, all united behind a better vision for Ireland in 2022.
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Prof. Anthony Staines

Professor of Health Systems, School of Nursing, Psychotherapy & Community Health. Dublin City University

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Prof. Gerry Killeen

AXA Research Chair in Applied Pathogen Ecology, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences and Environmental Research Institute. University College Cork

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Dr. Tomás Ryan

Associate Professor, School of Biochemistry and Immunology, Trinity College Dublin

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Prof. Ivan Perry

Dean of Public Health, School of Public Health. University College Cork

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Prof. Patricia Kearney

Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health. University College Cork.

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Dr. Philipp Hoevel

Lecturer in Mathematics. University College Cork

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Prof. Helen Dolk

Professor of Epidemiology & Health Services Research. University of Ulster

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Dr. Julien Mercille

Associate Professor, School of Geography. University College Dublin

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Dr. Nessa Cronin

Associate Director, Moore Institute. Lecturer, Irish Studies at NUI Galway Ireland. Irish National Committee of Future Earth Global, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin


Dr. Clare Kelly

Associate Professor at Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (TCIN), with a joint appointment in the School of Psychology and Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine.

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Prof. Aoife McLysaght

Professor in Genetics

Trinity College Dublin


Dr. James Merrick

PhD graduate of Stanford University; Provider of mathematical modelling research and software support to non-profit research institutes, startup ventures and established companies in Europe and North America

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Dr. Paul Dempsey

Mathematical Scientist, Population Health and Risk Data Analyst

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Prof. Yaneer Bar-Yam (USA)

President, New England Complex Systems Institute

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Dr. Kevin Mitchell

Associate Professor in Developmental Neurobiology and Genetics. Senior Lecturer, Trinity Institute of Neurosciences (TCIN)

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Prof. Michael Baker (NZ)

University of Otago; Co-Director, He Kainga Oranga / Housing and Health Research Programme; Director, Health Environment Infection Research Unit; Co-Director, Public Health Summer School, Dept.of Public Health

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Prof. Gabriel Scally (UK)

Visiting Professor of Public Health, University of Bristol (England). President of Epidemiology and Public Health, The Royal Society of Medicine. Member of UK Independent SAGE

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Dr. Amanda Kvalsvig (NZ)

University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand; Senior Research Fellow, Department of Public Health

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