Jane O’Flynn

HIHI National Operations Manager, Munster Technological University | MTU

Jane is the National Operations Manager at HIHI and is based in Munster Technological University (MTU). Jane works closely with HIHI colleagues in University College Cork, University of Galway, Trinity College Dublin and the Health Service Executive to ensure the HIHI delivers on its key objectives. Jane is responsible for managing processes, tracking activities, recording performance measures and reporting to stakeholders.

Jane is also the Pilot Activity Lead with responsibility for managing the operation and assessment process for pilot studies in healthcare settings and engaging with key stakeholders. She works with both established companies and start-ups to pilot market-ready solutions that demonstrate value and impact for end-users and purchasing organisations or investors.

Prior to joining HIHI in 2018, Jane worked in the Nimbus Research Centre in MTU leading software and data analytics projects with a particular interest in assisted living applications. Jane was instrumental in MTU being awarded Age Friendly University (AFU) status in 2021 and leads MTU’s AFU working group. Jane previously worked as an architect for over 20 years on commercial, healthcare and residential projects including the new Royal Infirmary Edinburgh. Jane has studied Computer Science (MSc, HDip), Architecture (BArch) and Mathematics.

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