Eimear Galvin

HIHI Regional Manager, Trinity College Dublin | Trinity College

Based in St James’s Hospital, Eimear is Health Innovation Hub Ireland’s Manager, Dublin (TCD), providing leadership and contributing to the strategic direction of HIHI nationally. Growth through stakeholder engagement, developing networks to drive health professionals and start-ups towards the Hub is central to her role. Eimear’s primary area of expertise is supporting the development and commercialisation of connected health solutions. She has specific responsibility for global and domestic procurement and adoption pathways for HIHI clients post pilot. In 2020, Eimear completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Technology Commercialisation with NUIG, researching the commercialisation pathway for connected health solutions in the Irish public healthcare system.

Committed to placing innovation at the heart of Irish healthcare, Eimear leads delivery of the national HIHI Knowledge Network designed to support industry innovators and accelerate innovation in the Irish health system. She completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation through Design Thinking with UCC in 2021, focusing her research on innovation methodologies to empower a culture of innovation in Irish hospitals. She contributes to the ‘Irish Health Innovators’ series for the Irish Times, to the Irish Medical Independent and HSE Health Matters.

Eimear has worked in house for multinational pharma, with public health bodies, NGOs and in agency communications, providing insight-led solutions to meet strategic challenges across EU markets. She is expert in stakeholder engagement, creating reputation-defining communications and has extensive experience in management and change strategies. Eimear’s experience incorporates both private and public providers across ethical and consumer health covering strategic partnerships, brand building, business development, reputation management, patient advocacy and access campaigns. Eimear holds an MA in Public Relations, a BA in European Studies, and a Digital Marketing Diploma (QQI).

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