SPEAKER Prof. Eilish McAuliffe

Professor of Health Systems at School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems, UCD

Prof. Eilish McAuliffe

Eilish McAuliffe is Professor of Health Systems at School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems, UCD. She previously held the position of Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Global Health at Trinity College Dublin which she established and led the development of over a period of 10 years. Eilish has more than 20 years of experience in health systems research. Her research activity is primarily focused on strengthening health systems. Utilising interdisciplinary approaches to identify problems in existing service provision, particularly in the area of human resources, leadership, teamwork, organisational change, and quality and safety and co-designing and trialing interventions to improve the quality of services is the main focus of her research. She is a strong promoter of research-in-action.
Eilish was a recipient of the HRB Leaders Award in 2015 and is currently working on a 5-year programme of research on Collective Leadership and Safety Cultures. The overall aim of this programme is to support quality and safety cultures through the development of a new model of healthcare leadership that is associated with effective team performance.
Eilish has developed international research networks and led successful multi-institutional interdisciplinary bids on various aspects of service delivery to international funding agencies. She has published articles in leading healthcare journals as well as a number of co-edited and co-authored books on healthcare. She holds a B.Sc. Psychology from University College Dublin, an M.Sc. Clinical Psychology from University of London, an MBA from Strathclyde University and a PhD from Trinity College Dublin.