Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (423)

Clare Daly


423. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if his attention has been drawn to any previous academic malpractice in relation to a person (details supplied); and if so, if this was known prior to said person's appointment to the Science Foundation Ireland. [32066/13]

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Written answers (Question to Jobs)

I am not aware of any academic malpractice in relation to the individual concerned. I understand that a matter relating to published academic articles was raised publicly recently and was addressed by the individual concerned.

I am aware, however, that over thirty years, the individual has published over 270 papers in various leading scientific journals including Science magazine.

He is a graduate of Queens University of Belfast with degrees in Dentistry (BDS 1st class honours), Anatomy and Embryology (BSc 1st class honours, PhD) and Medical Sciences (DMedSc). He holds Fellowships from the Royal Colleges of Surgeons in Ireland (FFD) and Edinburgh (FDS) and is a Founding Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci).

He is the recipient of numerous international awards, prizes, medals and honours for his research, including a CBE from Queen Elizabeth II.