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Dr. Denise Fitzgerald, Postdoc Alumna, has won the Outstanding Leadership Award at this year's Queen’s University Belfast Staff Excellence Awards


Dr. Denise Fitzgerald

Denise is a former President of the Jefferson  Postdoctoral Association and former Co-Chair of the Postdoctoral Research Symposium.  She did her postdoctoral research on multiple sclerosis in the laboratory of Dr. Rostami in Neurology.

A Principal Investigator in the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine, Denise is a leader in postdoctoral development within Queen’s. She has successfully established a new Postdoctoral Initiative to enhance and diversify postdoctoral career development and was instrumental in the creation of the Faculty Postdoctoral Development Centre (PDC). Denise leads by example in everything she does: her research, leadership, ambition and her drive to help Postdocs succeed in their chosen career path.

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“Denise is a true inspiration and leader for all Postdocs, and is making a real difference to postdoc life at Queen’s.” — at Queen's University Belfast.