Professor Eilish McAuliffe

Prof McAuliffe holds a joint professorial appointment with UCD, MMUH & SVUH. 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 10 years. Prof McAuliffe has more than 20 years experience in health systems research. Her research activity is primarily focused on strengthening health systems and falls within the realm of implementation science. Utilising interdisciplinary approaches to identify problems in existing service provision, particularly in the area of human resources, organisational change and analysing reform and restructuring in healthcare to identify learning and improve the quality of services is the main focus of her research. 


Prof McAuliffe is a strong promoter of research-in-action. As director of the M.Sc. in Health Services Management in TCD for 15 years she advised and supported managers and clinicians conducting research in their own organisations as part of their studies.  She has developed international research networks and led successful multi-institutional interdisciplinary bids to international funding agencies. She has led numerous international comparative studies on various aspects of service delivery. She has published articles in leading healthcare journals as well as a number of co-edited and co-authored books on healthcare.


Prof McAuliffe 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.

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