Queens University Belfast
Ms. Ciara Sarsfield is a qualified project manager with a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Project Leader certification. Ms. Sarsfield is a mathematics graduate and MBA qualified professional with over ten years’ practical industry experience which includes project manager roles within the higher education sector, advanced manufacturing industry and IT industry.
Ms. Sarsfield has managed large multi-partner Regional (Invest NI), National (Innovate UK) and other EU (from EIT and H2020) funded projects. Ciara runs the day-to-day management of a research portfolio totalling £6.8million of funds including financial management, reporting and resourcing – personnel and physical. Ms. Sarsfield administratively leads on a flagship Sino–European project with €6.3million funding across 33 partner organisations spanning four years (EU-China-Safe) as well as being involved in coordinating Marie Curie Initial Training Network project for 12 Early Stage Researchers (FoodSmartphone).