Laura Grehan

Head of Education and Public Engagement

Email Address: laura.grehan@adaptcentre.ie

Laura Grehan is Head of Education and Public Engagement (EPE) at ADAPT. ADAPT’s EPE programme has been reviewed internationally as being “outstanding”, and the ADAPT EPE team was awarded a DCU President’s Staff Recognition Award 2021 in recognition of its exceptional work. Under Laura’s leadership, ADAPT has won over €1.2m in funding for EPE projects at national and international level. Some of these projects have won international awards recognising their high quality and an exemplary pivot to online delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Laura has championed the use of novel public engagement formats designed to empower people of all ages as scientific citizens. ADAPT’s #DiscussAI campaign, launched in September 2021, has enabled more than 40,000 members of the Irish public to join ADAPT experts to explore the world of AI and how together we can shape our future. Central to this campaign are ADAPT’s ‘citizens’ think-ins’, which see citizens and researchers engage in discussion, dialogue and deliberation around the societal implications of emerging STEM innovations. Laura previously held roles as Marketing & Communications Executive and Education & Outreach Manager in ADAPT (formerly known as CNGL). Prior to joining ADAPT in 2010, Laura worked in a variety of marketing and communications, business development, and STEM outreach roles in the university and not-for-profit sectors. Laura is a Steering Committee member of the new Centre for Engaged Research at DCU.

Research Domains
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Multi-Stakeholder Engagement
  • Policy
  • Responsible Innovation

Publications