Orla Hardiman is Professor of Neurology, Head of the Academic Unit of Neurology and Academic Director of Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, and Consultant Neurologist at Beaumont Hospital.
She is a science and medical graduate from UCD, and trained in Neurology in Boston. She is the Director of the National ALS Clinical at the National Neuroscience Centre, Beaumont Hospital Dublin Ireland, where she provides clinical are for over 80% of Irish patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) .
She is the author of over 280 peer reviewed publications and editor of a textbook of Neurodegeneration. Her research interests include the epidemiology, phenotype, biomarker discovery and genetics of ALS. She is Co- Chair of the European Network for Cure of ALS (ENCALS) and is editor in chief of the journal Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and the Frontotemporal Degenerations, and a founder of the Neurological Alliance of Ireland and the Irish Brain Council. She is the recipient of a number of international honours and awards including the AAN Sheila Essey Award in ALS Research and the International ALS Alliance Forbes Norris Award.