Alice Stanton is a clinician-scientist. Qualifications include an honours degree in Medicine (University College Dublin 1984), a first-class honours B.Sc. in Physiology (University College Dublin 1986), a post-graduate diploma in Statistics with distinction (Trinity College, Dublin 1988), and a PhD in Pharmacology (University College Dublin 1993). Clinical training in General Internal Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology was obtained at St Vincent's University Hospital, St. Lawrence’s Hospital, Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Beaumont Hospital (Dublin), Academisch Ziekenhuis (Utrecht),and Hammersmith Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital and Imperial College (London). She is registered as a Medical Specialist in Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics & General Internal Medicine with the Specialist Training Authority of the Medical Royal Colleges, UK, since 1997, and with the Medical Council, Ireland since 1998.

She is currently a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians in Ireland and an Associate Professor in Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics, RCSI. She is a Member of the International Society of Hypertension, the European Society of Hypertension, the British Hypertension Society, and the Irish Heart Foundation's Council on High Blood Pressure. She holds specialist cardiovascular clinics at Beaumont and the National Maternity Hospitals, Dublin.

Current particular research interests include; hypertension, non-invasive measurement of the vasculature, cardiovascular genetics and personalized medicine. She has authored 98 peer-reviewed published papers, 4 book chapters, 4 editorials, 10 reviews, and in excess of 250 abstracts, and has been the recipient of many educational and research awards. Over the last 20 years she has received both fellowships and project grants from the European Society of Cardiology, the British Heart Foundation, the Medical Research Council (UK), the Engineering Physical Science Research Council (UK), the Health Research Board (Ireland), Ireland), and the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme.