Ciarán obtained his PhD in cancer research at Heidelberg University (DE), an MSc degree at Kingston University and Kings College Hospital (UK) and a BSc degree in Chemistry at Galway University (IE).
He joined the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) as a post-doctorate fellow in 1995 and worked in JRC communications until 2012. In this period he oversaw nine JRC annual reports, 700 events including 3 open days (with over 25,000 participants) press media relations and web communications.
Since 2013, Ciarán is head of the Health in Society unit in the JRC's Directorate for Health, Consumers and Reference Materials.
Updated: April 2021