Dr. Michael Twomey
Dr Michael Twomey is an innovation specialist in the Health Innovation Hub Ireland. His research interests include innovation, design, design thinking, ethical design and empowerment of stakeholders through information.
Graduating with a BSc (Hons) from UCC, Michael began his career as a biochemist, later qualifying in Computer Science (Hons) in UCC and working as a senior IT consultant with a multinational IT consultancy company. Following on from this, Michael founded an IT company in 2003, which provided professional IT services to a number of domestic and international companies. During his time as CEO/Sales director, Michael graduated in Cloud Strategy and Innovation (Hons) and was subsequently awarded a Masters in Data Business (Hons) with the Irish Management Institute.
In 2017, Michael departed from the firm to engage in fulltime research in “memory recall/information retrieval within the medical appointments of patients/carers’’, an Irish Research Council awardee, he completed his PhD in Management Information Systems in 2020. He is also an associate of the Irish Management Institute, with over twenty years of experience working on innovation and IT projects in a range of industries, including healthcare. To date his research has been published in several leading academic outlets and has received a number of awards.