Dr Tanya Mulcahy

HIHI Director, University College Cork | UCC

Dr Mulcahy is the Director of Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI). In this role she is responsible for leading 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 as National Manager 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

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