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Tara Moore


Tara Moore is a Professor of Personalised Medicine who has worked in Universities and laboratories across UK, Europe and USA focusing on development of partner diagnostics and treatment for genetic eye disease. Tara’s research concentrates on gene editing and gene silencing treatments for autosomal dominantly inherited eye diseases and is disseminated worldwide through her contribution to guest lectures and workshops.
In Tara’s recent role as Ulster University’s Theme Champion for Healthy Communities Tara focuses on the interface between research and industry to develop capacity in health innovation.
Tara has contributed to 3 text books and currently has over 120 internationally co-authored publications in high impact peer reviewed journals reflecting internationally competitive impactful research of high quality - 1981 total citations, generating an h-index of 23 and i10-index of 38.

The culmination of Tara’s contribution to health, well-being, safety and improving people’s lives whilst inspiring others to see the opportunities to make a difference through science was recognised with the prestigious WISE award presented by HRH Princess Anne and a prestigious Winston Churchill Fellowship.

Tara is a Fellow of Royal Society of Biology, UK, Royal Society of Arts, UK, Royal Society of Medicine, UK, Senior Associate of Royal Society of Medicine and Honorary Fellow of Royal College of Physicians (London) FRCP, FFLM. She is also expert reviewer for over 20 peer reviewed journals and editor/academic editor for numerous peer reviewed journals. She is an expert reviewer for Athena Swan, the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme for HEA and numerous funding bodies including MRC and Wellcome Trust.

Tara is a mentor for the New York Academy of Science 1000Girls, 1000Futures initiative from the Global Stem Alliance.

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