Caroline McGarry

Communications and PR Lead | UCC

Caroline McGarry joined Health Innovation Hub Ireland as Communications and PR Lead in August 2019. Caroline is a graduate of UCC holding BA and MA Degrees and a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science. Her Masters degree led her to research at Boston College and the John F Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston. Caroline also holds a Diploma in Marketing, Advertising and PR and is a graduate of the Institute of RCSI Leadership.

Caroline has 20 years of experience in marketing, advertising, fundraising, branding, stakeholder engagement, event management, communication strategies and public relations. In her early career, Caroline worked as an Account Manager for a number of Pubic Relations agencies working for a broad spectrum of clients. At the International Education Board Ireland she marketed Irish third level education internationally on behalf of Irish Universities and third level colleges. She has worked for professional bodies including Member Services Officer for Ireland for the ACCA; and as Director of Marketing at All Hallows College for 8 years.  In healthcare arena, Caroline acted as Marketing and PR Manager for Bon Secours Hospital Cork before being appointed as Group Marketing and PR Manager at Bon Secours Health System in May 2016.

In recent years, Caroline has also acted as a consultant and adviser to a number of companies in Health, Food and Beverage,  IT as well as advising SME’s.

Team Members

Mr Dave Shanahan
Chair of the National Oversight Group of Health Innovation Hub Ireland
Professor John R. Higgins
HIHI Lead PI, University College Cork and Cork University Maternity Hospital
Professor Seamas Donnelly
HIHI PI, Trinity College Dublin
Dr. Martin O’Halloran
Dr. Tanya Mulcahy
HIHI Interim Director, University College Cork
Gillian Dwyer O’Mahony
HIHI Research Support Officer, University College Cork
Dr. Steven Griffin
Innovation from Healthcare Lead, NUI Galway
Eimear Galvin
HIHI Manager, Trinity College Dublin (currently on mat leave)
Jane O’Flynn
HIHI Manager, Munster Technological University
Dr. Jenny Gannon
HSE Clinical Iiasion
Dr. Nina Holmes
HIHI Executive Officer, Trinity College Dublin
Noel Murphy
HIHI Clinical Liaison and HSE Biomedical Engineer, Cork University Hospital
Dr. Diana Hogan Murphy
HIHI Clinical Liaison and HSE Senior Antimicrobial Pharmacist, University Hospital Galway
Noreen Lynch
HIHI Clinical Liaison and HSE Clinical Nurse Manager, Bantry University Hospital
Niamh Allen
HIHI Clinical Liaison and Clinical Nurse Manager, South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital
Dr. Michael Twomey
HIHI Innovation Specialist, University College Cork
Professor Martin O’Donnell
HIHI Academic Advisor, HIHI PI, CRF-Galway and NUI Galway
Caroline McGarry
Communications and PR Lead
Adjunct Associate Prof. Dan Maher
Course Tutor HIHI/TCD Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovation
Professor Joe Eustace
HIHI Academic Advisor, CRF-Cork and University College Cork
Eimer O’Connell
Research Associate, Health Innovation Hub Ireland
Prof. Timothy O’Brien
HIHI Academic Advisor, NUI Galway