Professor Hardiman trained in Neurology in Boston prior to her appointment as a Consultant Neurologist at Beaumont Hospital Dublin. In 2011, she established the Academic Unit of Neurology at Trinity College Dublin and was appointed the first Professor of Neurology in the country in 2013. In 2015 she was elected as a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin, and was of the first three active clinicians ever to be elected as a Member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2015. She is the recipient of many international honours and awards, and a recognized world leader in ALS and FTD research. Her research interests are in clinical and translational neuroscience and she is world leader in the epidemiology, phenotype, genomics and neural networking of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Frontotemporal Dementia, and related conditions. She has published over 350 peer reviewed publications, and her work is funded by the Health Research Board, Science Foundation Ireland, and the charities ALSA and MNDA, IMNDA and RMN.