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Dr. Derick Mitchell

Derick Mitchell, PhD. is the Chief Executive of the Irish Platform for Patient Organisations, Science and Industry (IPPOSI – IPPOSI is a patient-led organisation that works with patients, government, industry, science and academia to put patients at the heart of health innovation. Derick has a background in research, strategy and advocacy from over 12 years’ experience spanning a number of leadership roles in research and multi-stakeholder engagement in Ireland and at the EU-level. At an international level, Derick is an elected board member of the European Patients Academy (EUPATI) Foundation, a global initiative which is training patients to become involved in the medicines R&D process, and has spread the IPPOSI public-private partnership model to over 20 countries. Derick is  chairperson of the European patient representative round-table of ISPOR – the Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research; a Patient Advisor to the OECD Patient-Reported Indicator Survey (PaRiS) initiative as well as a founding member of the European Patients’ Forum-led initiative. In Ireland, Derick serves on the advisory boards and steering committees of a number of health-related initiatives including Health Innovation Hub Ireland, , EHealth Ireland, a number of HIQA Advisory committees, as well as the Medical & Life Sciences Committee of the Royal Irish Academy. Derick graduated with a BSc. (Hons) in Biotechnology from NUI Galway (2000) followed by a PhD in Molecular Medicine from University College Dublin (2004). Outside of IPPOSI, Derick spends his free time attempting to influence his two daughters.