Mary Clare O'Hara

Mary Clare O’Hara, D1 Now Programme Manager and Lead Researcher

Mary Clare O’Hara is the D1 Now Programme Manager and Lead Researcher in the Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Galway University Hospitals. She also an Honorary Clinical Fellow of the School of Medicine, NUI Galway.

Mary Clare is a health services researcher who has previously managed a large cross-border multi-centre randomised controlled trial and has been Co-applicant and Collaborator on numerous Health Research Board and Irish Research Council funded studies and has published in many peer-reviewed journals. Her research interests include developing and evaluating complex structured diabetes education and self management support programmes. She has recently joined the International Alliance for Diabetes Self Management and Prevention ( uk/). Last year she led on the organisation and hosting a major international 3-day conference in NUI Galway called Strength in Numbers. Since 2014, she has using Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) methodologies to form a Young Adult Panel consisting of 8 service-users living with type 1 diabetes to be co-researchers and co-designers of the D1 Now Study.  

Mary Clare will oversee the D1 Now Study and will lead of several of its work streams.