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Welcome to the Centre for Practice & Healthcare Innovation (TCPHI)

We are a research centre based within the School of Nursing & Midwifery (SNM), Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and our mission is to work with practitioners, industry and the public to improve healthcare through implementation science and innovation. The TCPHI is intent to share and mobilize capacity between academic staff and affiliated clinical staff and students involved in health research to enhance the research-intensive environment between the university and affiliated clinical sites. The TCPHI has developed close partnerships with a large network of clinical providers and research partners and is actively engaged in the synthesis and translation of evidence into every day healthcare. Our associated academic staff serve on local, regional and national care planning committees and taskforces, nursing and midwifery professional associations, and regulatory bodies.

Partner with healthcare organisations
This type of research and innovation is dependent on effective partnerships between academics and practitioners working in the real world of healthcare. Trinity College Dublin is closely aligned with several partner healthcare organisations, including large academic teaching hospitals, regional hospitals, maternity hospitals, childrens’ hospitals, mental health services, and a wide range of community health and social care services. TCD is the linked university to the Dublin Midlands Hospital Groups- a network of hospitals including St. James Hospital, Tallaght Hospital, Naas General Hospital, Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise, Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore, Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital and the St. Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network.

Research and innovation 
The TCPHI is a distinct research pillar within the School of Nursing & Midwifery but its activities also contribute to and are shaped by the other research pillars in Population and Community Health; Mental Health, Mental Distress and Mental Illness; Ageing and Intellectual Disability; Improving the Health and Wellbeing of Women, Children and Families. The TCPHI is a go to site for those seeking evaluation of healthcare policy, quality improvement and innovation. The TCPHI focus is on collaborating with healthcare partners and stakeholders at both national and international level and beyond to develop fundable projects that answer research questions focused on complex health and social issues. Projects seek to enable innovation in healthcare delivery. We have a proven track record in generating research income from national, and European sources to enable such innovation Currently we have a number of implementation science research projects underway in collaboration with partner hospitals involving academic staff and clinical staff in clinical practice innovation. Academic staff in the School of Nursing & Midwifery regularly contribute to evidence synthesis and are commissioned to undertake a number of systematic literatures reviews in response to health care demand. Please contact me if you are interested in working with us

Kind Regards

Professor Anne-Marie Brady
Director of Trinity Centre Practice for Healthcare Innovation
Email: anne-marie.brady@tcd.ie
Tel: +353 1 8963004