Prof Aine Carroll has recently completed her tenure as the Irish Health Services Executive’s National Director for Clinical Strategy and Programmes, a division encompassing the National Clinical Programmes, Integrated Care Programmes and The Office of the Nursing & Midwifery Services.
The National Clinical Programmes were established to improve and standardise patient care throughout the health services by bringing together clinical disciplines to develop and share innovative healthcare solutions. During her tenure, Prof Carroll established the Integrated Care Programmes for older persons, chronic disease, children and patient flow to promote coordinated care and team work across services and specialties, ensuring that care is provided effectively and seamlessly to patients as they move through the system. Working closely with National and International organizations, she has helped create a movement for change to advance the science, knowledge and adoption of integrated care policy and practice.
Prior to her appointment as National Director, Dr. Carroll was the Clinical Lead of the Rehabilitation Medicine Programme. She is a Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, and past President of the Irish Association of Rehabilitation Medicine. Her works on a wide variety of topics are widely published, with many presentations at national and international conferences.
She has recently taken up a role as Professor of Healthcare Integration and Improvement at University College Dublin, one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities. In this role, she will seek to develop capacity and capability in the field of healthcare improvement, using cross-disciplinary approaches, methodological innovation, international collaboration and partnering. She has a love of learning, an innate curiosity about human and organisational behaviour, and a commitment to pursue the truth. She is passionate about Person Centred Coordinated Care and Implementation Science and trying to figure out what makes people tick.