Fionnuala is Full Clinical Professor, University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine. She is privileged to treat patients affected with Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) and has a strong interest in women's issues in thrombosis and haemostasis.
Prof. Ní Áinle serves as Director of the Irish Network for VTE Research and with Prof. Patricia Maguire, co-directs the SPHERE Research Group, UCD Conway Institute. She is honoured to work very closely with the Irish patient organization Thrombosis Ireland, raising VTE awareness in Ireland and internationally. She is actively involved in international VTE clinical trials and serves on several trial steering committees.
Her translational research interests explore the role of blood coagulation and extracellular vesicles in the aetiology, management and therapy of clinical disorders, particularly disorders of pregnancy. She is a member of the World Thrombosis Day International Steering Committee and serves as a council member and 'director at large' of INVENT-VTE (the International Network of VENous Thromboembolism Clinical Research Networks).
She is an Associate Director of the Wellcome Trust-HRB Irish Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) Programme and serves on the editorial board of several journals, including the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis.