HIHI Team

Dr. Jimmy Eaton-Evans

HIHI Technology Evaluator, NUI Galway | NUIG

Jimmy Eaton-Evans leads the review and mentoring process for “Innovation Out” projects. He is located in NUIG, but is engaged with healthcare workers from hospitals nationwide, and across a broad variety of disciplines. He provides advice, mentorship and works directly with applicants to de-risk and efficiently progress their projects on their journey to improving patient care and outcomes.

Jimmy Eaton-Evans is a mechanical design engineer with over 15 years of experience working in the field of medical device R&D. After receiving his PhD from the University of Limerick in 2006, he completed postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford that focused on early stage medical device development. His industry experience includes working within both large multinational and small start-ups companies to bring new medical device solutions to market. He has published 21 peer review journal articles and is the named inventor on five patent filings.

In 2015 he completed the Bioinnovate Fellowship programme at NUIG in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic (MN, USA), which was focused on identifying new opportunities of innovation in MedTech. This provided the basis for him to secure funding of €500k from Enterprise Ireland to commercialise a new microwave ablation technology for treatment of early stage lung cancer. He has lead the mechanical development of this device, on its the path to clinical use.

Team Members

Professor John R. Higgins
HIHI Lead PI, University College Cork and Cork University Maternity Hospital
Dr. Martin O’Halloran
HIHI PI, NUI Galway
Professor Seamas Donnelly
HIHI PI, Trinity College Dublin
Mr. Daithí Fallon
HIHI PI, Cork Institute of Technology
Gillian Dwyer O’Mahony
HIHI Research Support Officer, University College Cork
Dr. Colman Casey
HIHI National Director, University College Cork
Dr. Tanya Mulcahy
HIHI National Manager, University College Cork
Aisling Dolan
HIHI Manager, NUI Galway
Jane O’Flynn
HIHI Manager, Cork Institute of Technology
Eimear Galvin
HIHI Manager, Trinity College Dublin
Paddy McGowan
HIHI Technology Development Advisor, Cork Institute of Technology
Noel Murphy
HIHI Clinical Liaison and HSE Biomedical Engineer, Cork University Hospital
Emily Naylor
HIHI Clinical Liasion: Clinical Research Nurse Manager, TCD
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. Diana Hogan Murphy
HIHI Clinical Liaison and HSE Senior Antimicrobial Pharmacist, University Hospital Galway
Mr. Dan Maher
Education and Innovation Development Advisor, TCD
Leona Halton
HIHI Clinical Liaison and Clinical Nurse Manager, Saolta University Healthcare Group and NUI Galway
Dr. Jimmy Eaton-Evans
HIHI Technology Evaluator, NUI Galway
Professor Michael Gill
HIHI Academic Advisor, Trinity College Dublin
Professor Joe Eustace
HIHI Academic Advisor, CRF-Cork and University College Cork
Dr. Michael Conall Dennedy
HIHI Academic Advisor, NUI Galway
Professor Martin O’Donnell
HIHI Academic Advisor, CRF-Galway and NUI Galway
Prof. Timothy O’Brien
HIHI Academic Advisor, NUI Galway