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PhD Alumni

Over the last several years, the programme has graduated a number of outstanding researchers, many of whom have gone on to pursue careers in academia and within international and non-governmental organisations. The result is a growing network of alumni and collaborators, through which the TCGH can continue to expand its research.

Researcher Location of Study Title of PhD Thesis Posts Achieved
Dr Aisling Hearns Ireland

The Poison Dictates the Antiddote: An Evaluation of a Rehabilitation Service for Torture Survivors Seeking International Protection in Ireland.

Director of Services for Towards Healing in Ireland
Dr Jessica Power Ireland Scaling up healthcare interventions: How adaptations are made for local fit across contexts. A Realist Review. Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation, School of Nursing and Midwifery, TCD
Dr Thomasena O’Byrne Malawi The scale up of an action-research based management strengthening intervention across 9 districts in Malawi Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) based in Liverpool Wellcome Trust Malawi
Dr David Murphy Ireland Institutional psychosis: An investigation of psychotic experiences among former residents of institutional facilities Intel Ireland
Dr Ayat Abu-Agla Sudan Assessing the performance of community midwives in Sudan TDR World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland
Dr Kinan Aldamman Sudan Managerial practices to ensure the wellbeing of humanitarian volunteers in post-conflict situations Regional Staff Psychosocial Support Coordinator for Asia and Pacific at International Committee of the Red Cross - ICRC
Dr Larissa Sherwood Northern Ireland Identifying context-specific risk for discrete trauma-exposed PSNI officer populations Police Service of Northern Ireland
Dr Camila Perera Colombia Towards the Successful Implementation of Low-Intensity Psychological Interventions for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs): Implementing Problem Management Plus for IDPs in Colombia Researcher, Office of UNICEF Research - Innocenti
Dr Ida Haahr Pedersen Denmark Investigating poly-victimization in child abuse case Researcher at Børnehus Hovedstaden, The Danish Children's Centre for the Capital Region
Dr Brynne Gilmore Uganda How do community health committees build community capacity for maternal and child health? A realist evaluation.

Assistant Professor, University College Dublin, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems

Dr Joanne McVeigh International Waters Assessing the impact of positive psychology interventions in the context of maritime health Lecturer/Assistant Professor, NUI Maynooth
Dr Nuha Ibrahim Sudan Work environment and performance of maternity health professionals in public maternity hospitals in Khartoum Lecturer in Public Health, University of Limerick
Dr Camille Coyle Ethiopia Supportive Supervision for Community Health Workers: A Case Study of Ethiopia's Health Extension Programme Research Officer, Health Research Board, Ireland
Dr Vincent Agyapong Ghana Extent, impact and challenges of task-shifting within health delivery systems – the case of Ghana’s Community Mental Health Workers Director of Residents Quality Improvement Projects- Department of Psychiatry, University of Alberta, Canada
Dr Caroline Ryan Uganda Understanding the impacts of global public health responses to Ebola outbreaks on local health systems in Uganda: A case studies approach

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
World Health Organization

Dr Richard Mugambe Uganda Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in HIV/AIDS Affected and Non-Affected Households: access to, perceptions and willingness to pay in Uganda Lecturer at Makerere University, School of Public Health, Uganda
Dr Amarech Obse Guda Ethiopia Institutional aspects of health care financing reforms in Ethiopia Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Dr Vincent Jumbe Malawi Understanding HIV risk factors and prevention needs across sexual identities of Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) in Blantyre urban, Malawi Research Fellow, University of Malawi, College of Medicine
Dr Frédérique Vallières Sierra Leone Volunteer community health worker motivation: a longitudinal cohort study in Sierra Leone Director of the Centre for Global Health, Trinity College Dublin
Dr Karen Hand Ireland The role of branding in aid Founder at Strategy & Research & Director Curly Enterprises
Dr Saheed Akinmayowa Lawal Nigeria Health care delivery, access and utilisation in emerging communities and urban slums in South Western Nigeria Lecturer, Department of Public Health, Babcock University, Nigeria
Dr Simon Nantamu Uganda Leadership and organisational attitudes in Ugandan Healthcare CEO & Management Psychologist at Pinnacle HR & Institutional Development Services, Kampala, Uganda
Dr Isabel Kazanga Malawi Equity of access to essential health packages in Malawi: a perspective on uptake of maternal healthcare Lecturer, University of Malawi, College of Medicine, Malawi
Dr Annariina Koivu South Africa HIV information systems and health informatics in South Africa Post-doctoral Researcher, Global Health and Development, University of Tampere, Finland