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Mr. Michael Foley
Civic Engagement & Social Innovation, Provost's Office


Michael Foley is the Civic Engagement and Social Innovation Manager for Trinity.

Prior to this role, he was the Programme Manager for Trinity's PPI Ignite Office, promoting public and patient involvement in health-related research, and had been a Research & Development Officer in the Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability (TCAID).

Outside of Trinity, he was Research Module Coordinator on the Masters in Mediation and Conflict Intervention in the Edward M Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention in Maynooth University.

He has worked as a Senior Manager for the NGO Age & Opportunity and has run the National Disability Authority's Research Library. He also has many years of experience in freelance copywriting, editing, research and facilitation work.

With an MSc in Applied Social Research, Michael has a particular interest in research translation and impact, with a particular focus on how public policy, the NGO sector and the research sector interact.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

McCarron, M., McCausland, D., McGlinchey, E., Bowman, S., Foley, M., Haigh, M., Burke, E. & McCallion, P., Recruitment and retention in longitudinal studies of people with intellectual disability: A case study of the Intellectual Disability Supplement to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (IDS-TILDA), Research in Developmental Disabilities, 124, 2022 Journal Article, 2022 DOI

Éidín Ní Shé, Jennifer Cassidy, Carmel Davies, Aoife De Brún, Sarah Donnelly, Emma Dorris, Nikki Dunne, Karen Egan, Michel Foley, Mary Galvin, Mary Harkin, Martha Killilea, Thilo Kroll, Vanessa Lacey, Veronica Lambert, Sarah McLoughlin, Derick Mitchell, Edel Murphy, Purity Mwendwa, Emma Nicholson, Deirdre O'Donnell and Laura O'Philbin, Minding the gap: identifying values to enable public and patient involvement at the pre-commencement stage of research projects., Research Involvement and Engagement, 6, (46), 2020, p10 Journal Article, 2020 URL

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

HRCI and Trinity College Dublin, Making a Start: a toolkit for research charities to begin a PPI relationship, Dublin, HRCI / Trinity College Dublin, June, 2020, 66 Report, 2020 TARA - Full Text URL



Board Member of St John of God Research Foundation 2023

Campus Engage Engaged Research Working Group Nov 2019