Máirín was appointed Deputy Chief Executive in September 2014. She joined HIQA as Director of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) in September 2007.
Prior to this appointment, Máirín was the Chief 1 Pharmacist at the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics and previously a senior HIV clinical pharmacist. She is an Assistant Professor in Pharmacoeconomics at Trinity College Dublin. She holds a doctorate from Trinity College Dublin as well as postgraduate qualifications in Health Economics and Clinical Pharmacy. Her research interests include: cost data generation in the Irish setting, evidence synthesis to inform health policy decision-making in Ireland, and economic evaluation of HIV interventions in the African setting.
She and her team are responsible for conducting assessments of health technologies including drugs, devices, diagnostics and public health programs. In addition, the HTA Directorate at HIQA conducts evidence synthesis to support the development of National Clinical Guidelines. HIQA is now also providing evidence synthesis to support the development of national health policy by the Department of Health.
Máirín currently serves as a member of the Executive Board of the European Network of HTA (EUnetHTA). Mairin served as the Chair of the Plenary Assembly of EUnetHTA from 2016 to 2018 and as the Vice-Chair from 2014 to 2015. She is also the Irish representative on the EC HTA Network.