HIHI Team

Dr. Michael Twomey

HIHI Innovation Specialist, University College Cork |

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.

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
HIHI PI, NUI Galway
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