IFST Northern Ireland Branch

The Northern Ireland Branch aims to support the professional development of our members throughout their education and careers. The Branch organises a number of technical visits and holds meetings/joint meetings that allow topical discussion throughout the year.

Meet the Northern Ireland Branch Committee

Chair: Maria Mulhern 

Secretary: Anna Monaghan

Past Chair: Declan Ferguson

Other members: Michael Bell, Dominic Darby, Dr Maureen Edmondson, Dr David McCleery, Prof Margaret Patterson, Dr Ruth Price, Michael Walker, Alison Calvert

Events & Webinars

Each Branch is run by a small committee of volunteer members, who meet both face-to-face and virtually. As part of the committee, members are actively involved in organising and attending meetings in relation to setting up activities, events and webinars across the year. Open our Events page to attend our upcoming events or access the Webinar Hub to watch previous webinar recordings.

Upcoming Events  Previous Events
IFST Young Scientist Competition 2023

This year, the Northern Ireland branch competition took place on Thursday 1 June at Ulster University, Belfast campus. The judging panel, Karla Bradley, NPD controller at Finnebrogue, David McCleery (AFBI) and Michael Walker (Orchid ID) announced Sharon West (Cafre) in the first place, with three runners-up, thanks to the high quality of the research and presentations. Congratulations Sharon! 

Read more about the day here.

IFST Community

Do you live in or around Northern Ireland and want to meet like-minded individuals? Log on to our communication platform for all IFST members, IFST CommunityThis online space is open for you to make contact and communicate freely and easily with other members and to engage with our many Networks. Here are some step-by-step instructions to get you started. We’ve also created a simple how-to video.

Join the Northern Ireland Branch Community 

IFST Impact Award

We value the important contribution that volunteers bring to the work and life of the Institute. Without the contribution of the volunteers who serve on committees, branches and special interest groups, we would find it difficult to achieve the strategic priorities set out by the Board of Trustees. The Impact Award is an opportunity for volunteers to showcase an innovative activity that has been undertaken that meets the set criteria.

Find out more about the previous winners, entry criteria and submissions here.

Contact us

Do you want to find out more about our Northern Ireland Branch? Get in touch via info@ifst.org