Mairead Heffron is Programme Manager of the Digital Repository of Ireland. She received an MA in Development Studies (2008, awarded 1.1.) and a BSc in Applied Physics (2001, awarded 2.1.).
Prior to joining the DRI she worked as a programme officer for the United Nations Development Programme in Mozambique, collaborating with various government and academic partners in the areas of climate change adaptation and disaster management. She has also worked as a freelance consultant on project evaluations for international development projects for the UN and other organisations. In Ireland, Mairead has worked on technical projects in the telecommunications industry, with O2 Ireland and with Ericsson.