PAST PRESIDENT (EX-OFFICIO)
Marie Culliton entered the profession of Medical Science in 1973, commencing the certificate in Medical Laboratory Sciences in Dublin, Ireland. In 1978, specialising in Microbiology, the Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science was achieved. Marie then took a career change and opted for Clinical Chemistry. Fellowship of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, London, was completed in 1980.
Marie has a specific interest in the disease Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. This formed the topic of her thesis while undertaking the MSc. in Clinical Biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin which was completed in 1990. Predominant research work concerned examining the relationship of Androgens with 17α OH Progesterone in the treatment of this disease. In addition other research interests are the aetiology of the disease Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and the investigation of Androgen excess states.
Marie continued her academic studies with an MBA in Health Services Management, from University College Dublin and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, awarded in 2001.With this additional qualification Marie moved into laboratory management, 1st as quality manager at St Vincent’s and now as Chief Medical Scientist and Laboratory Manager at the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin.
Marie has been a member of the Council of The Academy of Medical Laboratory Science since 1985 and is currently completing her term President for the second time.
Marie has been a delegate to the EPBS since 2001. She has been President of EPBS since 2004.
Marie has worked with the Management Body in the production of Statutes and Internal Regulations, registration of EPBS in Belgium and in the production of the position paper on education standards. She has appeared before a committee of the European Parliament outlining the objectives of EPBS and seeking the establishment of a common platform.
Marie is committed to working with member associations to ensure that Biomedical Scientists are recognised as key contributors to healthcare and to ensuring that they have the education and experience necessary to be leaders in Laboratory Medicine.
Marie has been appointed by the Minister for Health and Children to the Council of CORU, the Registration Council for Allied Health Professionals.
Apart from her scientific career Marie has trained as a singer. She has won competitions at the College of Music in Dublin and at the Feis Ceoil. When not involved in scientific or musical pursuits Marie can be found riding her horse.