Dr Aoife Murray graduated from the School of Medicine at NUI Galway in 2015 and worked as a clinician for 4 years. She holds a MSc in Healthcare Ethics and Law from RCSI and is a BioInnovate alumna (Pg Dip). Her master’s thesis examined the evidence-base and ethics of dysphagia interventions in the nursing home population.
In conjunction with her clinical training, Aoife has continuously participated in research and audits in both clinical and laboratory-based areas. She completed a summer research internship examining the relationship of the microbiome and autoimmune diseases at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester.
Aoife completed the BioInnovate Fellowship programme in NUI Galway, where she learned to combine her clinical experience, research knowledge, and her passion for problem solving, to develop solutions that improve patient outcomes. She co-led the successful rapid implementation of ‘ICU Familylink,’ a bespoke video-conferencing system for families in the critical care department in UHG, during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Aoife is currently a Research Associate in Health Innovation via Engineering Lab (HIVE Lab) in NUI Galway, working on a CÚRAM funded study in telemedicine, while completing her MD. Her research interests include telehealth, stroke and geriatrics, and healthcare ethics in the older person.