TRiCC Researchers: Faculty of Health Sciences
Trinity's Faculty of Health Sciences was established as an integrated faculty to promote a focus on health and health care as interdisciplinary and collaborative concerns. The faculty comprises the School of Dental Science, School of Nursing and Midwifery, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and School of Medicine, which in turn encompasses 20 disiplines, including Paediatrics.
TRiCC has a growing membership from this faculty, as well as collaborators from wider afield. We invite you to explore their research interests and projects. If you are interested in learning more or in collaborating with a particular member, contact them directly by following their profile links below.
The School of Medicine is recognised as one of the world’s top medical schools. The School operates across multiple sites, both within the College and adjacent, including several major clinical campuses such as St James’s Hospital and Tallaght Hospital, delivering multidisciplinary education across all levels of healthcare, and carrying out world-class research.
The School of Medicine is home to 20 disciplines, departments and centres, all working towards innovative, research-driven, interdisciplinary and international programmes. The School promotes interdisciplinarity and collaboration, with the Discipline of Paediatrics acting as the main hub of child health research.
More than 90 researcher/clinicians from the School of Medicine are members of TRiCC. Deriving from a range of disciplines and departments including Clinical Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Public Health and Primary Care, and the Unit of Nutrition and Dietetics, they reflect the rich array of child health related research underway at Trinity College Dublin.
The School of Nursing and Midwifery in Trinity College opened in 1996 and has established itself as a leading force in national and international healthcare research. It is now ranked first in Ireland and 36th in the QS WU rankings by subject. As part of one of the world's leading research-intensive universities, researchers have an established track record in successful bids for large-scale research from national and international agencies – including the HRB and EU.
Staff at the School of Nursing and Midwifery support high quality research with children on their health, wellbeing and lived experiences. Staff associated with TRiCC apply their expertise using quantitative, qualitative and participatory research methodologies to investigate a wide range of topics such as shared decision-making, psychosocial care for childhood cancer, mental health service provision, transition to adult health services, healthy schools evaluation, needs of children of drug users, sexual health in adolescence, public health nursing and parenting support, palliative care services for children, medication adherence, chronic illness management, and management of children with complex care needs at the acute/community interface.
The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Trinity College was established in 1977. It is the oldest academic pharmaceutical institution in Ireland and is ranked first in Ireland. Our mission is to lead in the discovery, development and safe use of medicines, and address the healthcare needs of patients and society. We achieve this mission through innovative research at the frontiers of Drugs, Medicines, Patient Care, and Health.
Staff within the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences use their expertise to improve health outcomes for specific patient populations including paediatrics patients, children and breastfeeding mothers, through advances in drug discovery and drug development, formulation science, pharmacokinetic modelling, in-vitro drug release testing, pharmaco-epidimology and qualitative study designs. For example, Professor Anne Marie Healy is currently leading a programme of work involving the development of novel, age-appropriate liquid formulations to meet unmet needs in paediatric patients.