Professor Anthony Staines appointed to Board of HEA

Professor Anthony Staines of DCU's School of Nursing, has recently been appointed by Government to the board of the Higher Education Authority. Six other new members were appointed, bringing the membership to 19 (see full list below).

Professor Staines has a particular interest in health information systems, the social costs of illness and the provision of health care to populations.

John Hennessy, Chairman of the HEA, said, “With the addition of the skills and experience that these new members bring, the HEA position in implementing the National Strategy on Higher Education will be further strengthened.”

Members of Higher Education Authority: 
Mr. John Hennessy, Chairman, Ericsson Ireland – Chairman of the Authority 
Dr. Bahram Bekhradnia, Head of the Higher Education Policy Institute, England 
Cllr. Brendan Byrne, Donegal County Council 
Dr. Mary Canning, former lead education specialist, World Bank 
Professor Maeve Conrick, College Principal, UCD College of Arts and Celtic Studies, University College Dublin 
Mr. Paddy Cosgrave, Dublin Web Summit 
Mr. John Dolan, Chief Executive Officer, Disability Federation of Ireland 
Mr. Eamonn Grennan, Lecturer/Researcher, Institute of Technology, Sligo 
Ms. Siobhan Harkin, Research Manager, Waterford Institute of Technology 
Professor Eileen Harkin-Jones, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast 
Professor Ellen Hazelkorn, Director of Research and Enterprise, Dublin Institute of Technology 
Ms. Kathleen Lough, Lecturer in Chemistry, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology 
Dr. Maria Meehan, Senior Lecturer, School of Mathematical Sciences, University College Dublin 
Dr. Jim Mountjoy, founder Euristix, and Deputy Chair, Science Foundation Ireland 
Mr. Gary Redmond, President, Union of Students in Ireland 
Mr. Gordon Ryan, Head of Development and Business Operations, Sligo IT 
Dr. Anthony Staines, Professor of Health Systems, Dublin City University 
Dr. Brian Thornes, CEO, X Bolt Orthopaedics 
Professor Marijk van der Wende, Amsterdam University College