Caroline McGarry

HIHI Communications & PR Lead, University College Cork | 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 Public 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

Eimer O’Connell
Project Manager, Health Innovation Hub Ireland, University of Galway
Dr Tanya Mulcahy
HIHI Director, University College Cork
Jane O’Flynn
HIHI National Operations Manager, Munster Technological University
Dr Michael Twomey
Senior Clinical Research Manager, Clinical Evaluation Lead, University College Cork
Noreen Lynch
HIHI Clinical Liaison and HSE Clinical Nurse Manager, Bantry University Hospital
Caroline McGarry
HIHI Communications & PR Lead, University College Cork
Jonathan Moran
HIHI Clinical Liaison, Trinity College Dublin & St James’s Hospital
Maria Kelly
HIHI Clinical Liaison, University of Galway
Eimear Galvin
HIHI Regional Manager, Trinity College Dublin
Niamh Allen
HIHI Clinical Liaison and Clinical Nurse Manager, South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital
Michael Duane
HIHI Clinical Liaison and Principal Clinical Engineer, University Hospital Galway
Noel Murphy
HIHI Clinical Liaison and HSE Biomedical Engineer, Cork University Hospital
Matt Cotteral
HIHI PI, MTU and Head of the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Process Engineering in MTU, Cork
Steve Cullen
HIHI Innovation Specialist, Trinity College Dublin and St. James Hospital
Neil Tilley
HIHI Clinical Liaison and Clinical Engineering Team Lead, Tallaght University Hospital
Joann Kelleher
HIHI Research Support Officer – Admin, University College Cork
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
Professor Martin O’Donnell
HIHI Academic Advisor, HIHI PI, Executive Dean CMNHS, University of Galway
Professor Martin O’Halloran
HIHI PI, University of Galway