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

The Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation (TCPHI) is a research centre based in the School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin. Our mission is to work collaboratively with healthcare staff, industry and the public to improve healthcare services and develop, implement and evaluate new innovative healthcare interventions and models of care. The expertise of the TCPHI team in implementation science, healthcare knowledge and experience is available for sharing and supporting research capacity between academic staff, post-doctoral researchers, post graduate research students and staff in affiliated healthcare providers and industry.  We have successful collaborations with a large network of clinical, industry and research partners and are actively engaged in the synthesis and translation of evidence into every day healthcare. Our TCPHI research team and associated academics serve on local, regional and national policy and care planning committees, taskforces, nursing and midwifery professional associations, and regulatory bodies.

Partner with healthcare organisations
Trinity College Dublin is closely aligned with several partner healthcare organisations, including large academic teaching hospitals, centres of excellence, regional hospitals, maternity hospitals, childrens’ hospitals, mental health services, and a wide range of community health and social care services. Trinity College Dublin 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.  The TCPHI, through these networks provides opportunities for researchers to collaborate with healthcare providers in a variety of contexts.

Research and innovation 
The research activities of the TCPHI contribute to and are shaped by the research pillars in the School of Nursing and Midwifery which include; 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 also an invaluable resource for those seeking evaluation of healthcare policy, quality improvement and innovation in health care service development and delivery.  Its staff have a proven track record in generating research income from National, and European sources to enable such innovation, particularly in relation to digital health initiatives for behavioural change and self-management. Currently the centre is supporting a number of implementation science research projects in collaboration with partner hospitals involving academic staff and clinical staff in clinical practice innovation.

If you are interested in working with us and would like to discuss ideas or potential collaborations, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Dr Catherine McCabe
Director of Trinity Centre Practice for Healthcare Innovation
Email: camccabe@tcd.ie
Tel: +353 1 8963019