TobaccoFree Research Institute Ireland


TobaccoFree Research Institute Ireland provides a transdisciplinary academic community around the issue of tobacco control and supports the development of a tobacco free society by engaging in research in all aspects of tobacco from a public health perspective. The Institutes strategy involves a transdisciplinary approach embracing epidemiology, public health, genetics, psychosocial, marketing, economics including behavioural, tobacco exposure and legal studies. It aims to disseminate accessible information, communicate research clearly and provide an evidence base for interventions.


Luke Clancy

Luke Clancy, male, BSc, MB, MD, PhD, Director General TFRI. Prof Clancy is an experienced clinician and researcher and manager and will ensure an efficient management of the project, and promote the integration of all project components. He will prepare for all project meetings and keep all Advisory Committee members informed of progress and decisions within his work package. He will be responsible for responding to the – project co-ordinator on all relevant matters in a timely and satisfactory manner. He will have day-to-day involvement in the all aspects of the project.

Sheila Keogan

Sheila Keogan, RGN, MPhil, is a Clinical Nurse Specialist/ Project manager. Sheila has specialist training in the delivery of a smoking cessation service and 25 years’ experience of involvement and management of clinical trials. She will be responsible for, obtaining ethical approval and project managing this study, ensuring recruitment is achieved and that all inclusion and exclusion criteria are met. She will  manage the recruitment of participants and data collection in Ireland as well as the training of personnel in other participating countries. She will perform data entry and oversee its cleaning and analysis in SPSS,  and contribute to the production of research reports, conference presentations, and other research outputs.