Dr. Tanya Mulcahy

HIHI Interim Director, University College Cork | UCC

Dr Mulcahy is National Manager of Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI).  In this role she is responsible for leading the national operations and strategic development of HIHI. Her key priority is to ensure that the objectives of HIHI; supporting companies as they navigate the healthcare system, supporting healthcare innovators to assess and develop their ideas and delivering education programmes to encourage innovation; are achieved across all partner sites of HIHI.

Tanya joined the Health Innovation Hub in December 2013 and has played a pivotal role in the advancement of  HIHI from a pilot at one location to a national entity, now with 4 partner locations across the country. She has a extensive experience in the public and private sector; her previous role was Manager of the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, UCC. She has an honours degree in Biochemistry and a PhD in Cancer Genetics from UCC and recently completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Trials.

She has conducted postdoctoral research in population based Neuropsychiatric Genetics at Trinity College Dublin and has over 10 years’ experience in biotechnology based research and development industries – Schering Plough (NJ, USA) and start-up Biotechnology company Orchid Biosciences (Princeton, NJ). Dr Mulcahy returned to Ireland from the USA in 2006 and worked with Science Foundation Ireland before joining UCC in 2009.

Tanya has been a member of the Executive Management Board of Eureka Centre for inquiry based Education in Science and Mathematics and a member of the UCC Genovate team. She is the UCC co-ordinator of the BioInnovate programme led by NUIG. She is founder of the Women’s Ideas Network and mentors on the UCC Aurora programme.

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