Gerry (Gerald) Kelly was born in London in 1966 and grew up in Clontarf, Dublin. He pursued a career in IT, working for a range of international and Irish companies such as EDS, Accuris and Openet, including a period in Australia and Singapore as Openet’s Director Professional Services, APAC. Gerry married his wife Christine in 2006 and they had two children, Johanna and Jakob, whom he doted on.

Gerry was a great fan of Pink Floyd and had gathered an extensive collection of records and artwork. Widely travelled and adventurous, his other interests included natural history and cinematography. Gerry was a wonderful person, known for his sense of humour and integrity. Gerry died of multiple myeloma in April 2011 and is much missed by his family and friends.

About the program

Our memorial fellowship program was set up at the request of families and friends of some of our patients who have lost their battle with blood disorders. The named fellowship will embody the spirit and outstanding courage these great characters displayed during the course of their blood cancer journey. Each of these individuals were committed to the need for ongoing active research into blood disorders. Their memory will live on as the human faces of our scientific fellowship programs.