HIHI Mentor Panel

Helen Ryan

Helen Ryan is a Senior Medical Scientist with 20 years’ experience in Medical Laboratory Service provision at University Hospital Galway.

Helen is passionate about clinical innovation and is constantly identifying healthcare challenges to address through innovative thinking. Helen sees an opportunity where others see a problem. Here her passion for innovation comes to the fore when applying fresh thinking and perspective to longstanding problems.

Helen aspires to be an ambassador and leader in creating innovative solutions for women’s health. Helen is the recipient of Enterprise Ireland’s Clinical Innovation Award 2019, where she won €15,000 to develop her idea for an innovative Point of Care blood-testing platform. Helen is also a winner of the 2020 HIHI Spark Ignite regional finals with her idea for a system that could make a substantive impact in the management of pregnancy related complications.