Established in 2004, the TCGH is an interdisciplinary centre co-located across the Schools of Medicine and Psychology. In emphasising the transnational dimensions of health, the TCGH embodies Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin’s vision of a university of ‘global consequence’, while operating complementarily with the 2030 agenda for sustainable development; the European Consensus on Development: Our World, Our Dignity, Our Future, 2017; Healthy Ireland Strategy, 2016-2019 and the whole-of-government framework for improving health and wellbeing; A Better World: Ireland’s Policy for International Development, 2019 and Global Island: Ireland’s Foreign Policy for a Changing World.
TCGH is comprised of a team of multidisciplinary academic staff, with disciplinary backgrounds in public health and primary care, psychology, history, policy, gender-based violence and human rights, as well as our wonderful Adjunct staff. The TCGH also benefits from many regular contributors to our teaching and research programmes, both from other Schools within Trinity and from other Universities, civil society organisations, the private sector and United Nations organisations.Our vision is to generate impactful knowledge through high quality, multidisciplinary research and teaching, while contributing to a world in which the health and well-being of all at all ages is realised. TCGH strives to achieve this vision through two overarching goals: (i) To conduct multidisciplinary and collaborative research, emphasising a gender-transformative approach to global health while prioritising knowledge transfer and evidence-to-policy-and-practice partnerships, and (ii) To provide students with high-quality, multidisciplinary, post-graduate programmes that build their capacity to contribute to the promotion and delivery of equitable health systems in their countries of origin and globally, while supporting every student to impact upon the international programme for sustainable development, 2030.