Meet The Team
Dr Jennifer Ryan
Lead Applicant Researcher
Jennifer is a Research Lecturer at RCSI. She conducts research about the consequences of ageing with cerebral palsy and how to improve the long-term health of people with cerebral palsy.
Mr Micheal Walsh
Lead Applicant Knowledge User
Mike is currently seconded from the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) in Dublin to manage the HSE’s new National Clinical Programme for Disability in Ireland. The national programme aims to design person and family-centred disability services aligned to the UN Convention on Rights for Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), in line with national policy and International best practice.
Dr Jenny Fortune
Jenny will be leading the day-to-day management of the Ignition study including the recruitment and carrying out the interviews. If you have any questions please contact Jenny by phone 0877196661 or email
Project Management Group
The project management group is composed of expert clinicians and researchers from relevant scientific fields. It will meet regularly throughout the project and have responsibility for ensuring all deliverables are achieved.