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Eilish McAuliffe

Full Professor

School Of Nursing,Midwifery & Health Sys
Health Sciences Centre
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: 01 7166456
Email: eilish.mcauliffe@ucd.ie

Biography

I hold a joint professorial appointment with UCD, MMUH & SVUH.  I previously held the position of Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Global Health at Trinity College Dublin which I established and led the development of over 10 years.  I have more than 20 years of experience in health systems research.  My research activity is primarily focused on strengthening health systems and falls within the realm of implementation science.  Utilising interdisciplinary approaches to identify problems in existing service provision, particularly in the area of human resources, organisational change and analysing reform and restructuring in healthcare to identify learning and improve the quality of services is the main focus of my research.    I am a strong promoter of research-in-action.   As director of the M.Sc. in Health Services Management in TCD for 15 years I advised and supported managers and clinicians conducting research in their own organisations as part of their studies.  I have developed international research networks and led successful multi-institutional interdisciplinary bids to international funding agencies.  I have led numerous international comparative studies on various aspects of service delivery.  I have published articles in leading healthcare journals as well as a number of co-edited and co-authored books on healthcare.  I hold a B.Sc. Psychology from University College Dublin, an M.Sc. Clinical Psychology from University of London, an MBA from Strathclyde University and a PhD from Trinity College Dublin.

Professional

         

Conference Contributions

Professor Eilish McAuliffe and Professor Malcolm MacLachlan (Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland) (2016) Global Health Systems: Psychological perspectives and Possibilities. [Keynote Address], 20th Psychology Days in Zadar, Zadar, Croatia , 19-MAY-16 - 21-MAY-16.
"Building an Evidence Base for Implementation: From Innovation to Transformation", Eilish McAuliffe (2014) [Oral Presentation], The Second Mater Lean Symposium, Mater Misercordiae Hospital, Dublin, Ireland , 13-NOV-14 - 13-NOV-14.
"Rethinking Partnerships: Purpose, Process & Product", Eilish McAuliffe. (2014) [Oral Presentation], The Irish Forum for Global Health International Conference, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland , 18-NOV-14 - 18-NOV-14.
"The Shape of your Future: Is it Healthy?", Eilish McAuliffe (1996) [Oral Presentation], Excellence through Education conference, Dublin, Ireland , 06-JUN-96 - 06-JUN-96.
"Building a Sustainable Health System: Trust us - we're professionals", Eilish McAuliffe (2000) [Oral Presentation], Signalling a Healthier Future, Health 21 Conference, Irish Nurses Organisation Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 24-OCT-04 - 24-OCT-04.
"A Diagnostic Model for Public and Patient Involvement", Eilish McAuliffe (2002) [Oral Presentation], Whose Health Service is it Anyway? Office for Health Management Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 04-DEC-04 - 04-JUN-03.
"Global Health Issues: The value of Health Research", Eilish McAuliffe (2006) [Oral Presentation], Today's Health Research is Tomorrow's Healthcare, Health Research Board Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 13-JUN-06 - 14-JUN-06.
"Resourcing Health Systems: Robbing the Poor", Eilish McAuliffe (2006) [Oral Presentation], Sharing: Shaping, The importance of values, innovation and ideas in modern healthcare, National HSE conference, Dublin , 21-FEB-06 - 21-FEB-06.
"Managing and Motivating the Existing Human Resource Pool", Eilish McAuliffe (2008) [Oral Presentation], Irish Aid High-Level Task Force on Human Resources for Health, Ireland , 09-DEC-08 - 09-DEC-08.
"Mid-level Providers - the Neglected Human Resource", Eilish McAuliffe (2008) [Oral Presentation], Human Resources for Maternal Survival: The Power and Potential of Mid-Level Providers, co-hosted by Lord Nigel Crisp and Realizing Rights, London, UK , 10-NOV-08 - 10-NOV-08.
"More than Money: What is Required to Retain NPCs and Support their Performance?", Eilish McAuliffe (2009) [Oral Presentation], Washington Roundtable Beyond Numbers: Building Sustainable Human Resources for Health Systems, Co-hosted by USAID and Realizing Rights, tbc , 10-SEP-09 - 11-SEP-09.
"Building the Enabling Environment: What is Required to Retain and Support Non-physician clinicians' Performance? Evidence and Experience." Eilish McAuliffe (2009) [Oral Presentation], Human Resources for Maternal Survival: Task-Shifting to Non-Physician Clinicians conference, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia , 29-JUN-10 - 02-JUL-09.
"Reducing Maternal Mortality: What are the gaps in achieving MDG 5?" Eilish McAuliffe (2010) [Oral Presentation], Ireland's contribution to the MDGs Health Dialogues, Irish Aid and Irish Forum for Global, Ireland , 30-JUN-10 - 30-JUN-10.
"Breast Cancer Reform in Ireland: Lessons for Sustainability", Eilish McAuliffe presented with Tony O'Brien, CEO, HSE. (2011) [Keynote Address], Reconfiguration of the Eco-System for Sustainable Healthcare: An International Exploration, Como, Italy , 17-OCT-11 - 18-OCT-11.
"Improving Performance - the missing indicators", Eililsh McAuliffe. (2015) [Oral Presentation], National Healthcare Conference, The Convention Centre Dublin, Ireland , 28-MAY-15 - 28-MAY-15.
Eilish McAuliffe (1996) [Conference (Sole) Organiser], International Conference on Health and Poverty in Developing Countries (on behalf of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Health, World Health Organisation and World Bank), NUI Maynooth, Organised and Chaired Conference and delivered closing address. Ireland , 31-MAY-96 - 31-MAY-96.
Eilish McAuliffe (1999) [Conference (Sole) Organiser], Annual Conference of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, Brandon Hotel, Tralee, Designed, chaired the conference and produced conference proceedings. Ireland , 04-JUN-99 - 04-JUN-99.
Eilish McAuliffe (2004) [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Inaugural conference of the Irish Forum for Global Health, Trinity College Dublin, Organiser and Chair of conference. Ireland , 07-JUL-04 - 08-JUL-04.
Eilish McAuliffe (2006) [Conference Organising Committee Member], International conference on Strengthening Trade, Financial and Health Systems co-hosted by the Centre for Global Health and the Institute for International Integration Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland , 05-JUL-06 - 06-JUL-06.
Eilish McAuliffe (2006) [Chaired Session], 2nd Biennial Conference of the Irish Forum for Global Health, Galway Bay Hotel, Chaired a session and facilitated a plenary session. Ireland , 07-SEP-06 - 08-SEP-06.
Eilish McAuliffe (2008) [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Conference on Integrated Care to mark the 10th Anniversary of M.Sc. Health Services Management, Dublin Trinity College, Ireland , 13-JUN-08 - 13-JUN-08.
Eilish McAuliffe (2008) [Chaired Session], 3rd Biennial Conference of the Irish Forum for Global Health, University College Cork, Ireland , 17-OCT-08 - 18-OCT-08.
Eilish McAuliffe (2012) [Conference Organising Committee Member], 5th Conference of the Irish Forum for Global Health, RCSI, Member of organizing committee & Chair of closing plenary. Dubin, Ireland , 02-FEB-12 - 03-FEB-12.

Committees

Committee : Esther Alliance Ireland, Steering Committee Member
Committee : HRB-Trials Methodology Research Network, Steering Group Member
Committee : Irish Forum for Global Health (IFGH), Director
Committee : Irish Health Research Forum (IHRF), Steering Committee Member
Committee : Lean Strategic Board, Mater Misercordiae University Hospital, Board Member
Committee : National Centre for the Protection of Older People Advisory Board, Board Member
Committee : Research Degrees Committee, Committee Member
Committee : Research and Innovation Impact Committee, Committee Member
Committee : Research Oversight Committee Mater Misercordiae University Hospital, Committee Member
Committee : UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems Management Committee, Committee Member
 

Education

Year 2010 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject: Business/Strategy
Year 1991 Institution: University of Strathclyde
Qualification: MBA Subject: Business Administration
Year 1988 Institution: Institute of Psychiatry, University of London
Qualification: MSc Subject: Clinical Psychology
Year 1986 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BSc. (Hons) Subject: Psychology
         

Publications

Books

MacLachlan, M., Carr, S.C., McAuliffe, E. (2010) The Aid Triangle: Recognising the Human Dynamics of Dominance, Justice and Identity. London, UK: Zed Books. Available Online [Details]
McAuliffe, E, VanVaerenburgh, C. (2006) A Guide to Managing Change, Health Services Executive. -: -. [Details]
Coghlan, D. and McAuliffe, E. (2003) Changing Healthcare Organisations. Dublin, Ireland: Blackhall Publishers. [Details]
Carr, S.C., Mc Auliffe, E. and MacLachlan, M. (1998) Psychology of Aid. London, UK: Routledge. Available Online [Details]

Book Chapters

McAuliffe, E and Vallieres, F. (2015) 'Reaching MDGs 4 and 5: The Application of Organizational Psychology to Maternal and Child Health Programme Sustainability in Sierra Leone' In: O'Neill Barry, M. McWha, I. Maynard, D (eds). Humanitarian Work Psychology and the Millennium Development Goals. UK: Psychology Press. [Details]
McAuliffe, E. and MacLachlan, M. (2014) 'Global Health' In: McAuliffe, E. and MacLachlan, M (eds). In Psychology of Poverty - Barriers and Opportunities to Private Sector in Development, IICPSD, UNDP. Istanbul, Turkey: IICPSD, United Nations Development Programme. , pp.113-134 Available Online [Details]
Wall, P.J., Vallieres, F, McAuliffe, E., Lewis, D., Hederman, L. (2013) 'Implementing mHealth in Low and Middle Income Countries: What Should Programme Implmenters Consider?' In: As above (eds). Mobile Health (mHealth): The Technology Road Map. -: Springer. [Details]
McAuliffe, E., O'Brien, T., Coghlan, D. (2012) 'Chapter 7: Organising for Healthcare Sustainability, Organising for Sustainable Effectiveness' In: Mohrum S., Shani A (eds). Implementing A New Cancer Control Programme in Ireland: A Case of Sustainable Large Scale Change. London: Emerald Publishing Group. [Details]
Carr, S.C., Eltayeh, S., MacLachlan, M., Marai, L., McAuliffe, E., McWha, L. (2012) 'Some Fresh Perspectives from Organisational Psychology' In: Olson-Buchanon, J.B., bryan, L.K., Thompson, L.F (eds). Using I-O Psychology for the Greater Good: Helping Those Who Help Others. Washington: American Psychological Association. [Details]
Carr, S.C., DeGuzman, J.M., Eltyeb, S., Furnhan, A., MacLachlan, M., Marai, L., McAuliffe, E. (alphabetical authorship) (2012) 'Introducing Humanitarian Work Psychology' In: Carr, S.C., MacLachlan, M., Furnham, A (eds). Humanitarian Work Psychology. London: Palgrave. [Details]
Chilingerian, J., McAuliffe, E., Kimberly, J. (2011) 'Globalisation and Health: The World is Flattening' In: Burns, I., Bradley, E., Weiner, B (eds). Shortell and Kaluzny's Healthcare Management: Organization Design and Behaviour (6th edition). New York: Delmar, Cengage Learning. [Details]
McAuliffe, E., Manafa, O., Bowie, C., Makoae, L., Mseko, F., Moleli, M., Hevey, D. (2010) 'Managing and Motivating: Pragmatic Solutions to Brain Drain' In: Kebane, S.M (eds). Human Resources in Healthcare, Health Informatics and Healthcare Systems. New York: Medical Information Science Reference. [Details]
McAuliffe, E., McKenzie, K. (2007) 'Thinking and Acting in Healthcare' In: McAuliffe,E., McKenzie, K (eds). The Politics of Healthcare: Achieving Real Reform. Dublin: The Liffey Press. [Details]
McKenzie, K., McAuliffe, E. (2007) 'Effecting Change in Healthcare' In: McAuliffe, E., McKenzie, K (eds). The Politics of Healthcare: Achieving Real Reform. Dublin: The Liffey Press. [Details]
MacLachlan, M., McAuliffe,E. (2003) 'Poverty and Process Skills' In: Carr, S.C., Sloan, T (eds). Poverty and Psychology: Critical Emergent Perspectives. Boston: Kluwer/Plenim. [Details]
McAuliife, E. (1998) 'Consumer Involvement in Healthcare' In: McAuliffe, E. Joyce, L (eds). A Healthier Future? Managing Healthcare in Ireland. -: -. [Details]
McAuliffe, E. (1996) 'AIDS: The Barriers to Behaviour Change' In: Grad, H., Blanco, A., Georgas J (eds). Key Issues in Cross Cultural Psychology. Lisse, The Netherlands: Swets & ~Zeitlinger. [Details]

Edited Books

McAuliffe, E. and McKenzie, K (Ed.). (2007) The Politics of Healthcare: Achieving Real Reform. Dublin: The Liffey Press. Available Online [Details]
McAuliffe,E., Joyce L (Ed.). (1998) A Healthier Future? Managing Healtchare in Ireland. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. Available Online [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Ward, M., McAuliffe, E., Wakai, A., Geary, U., Browne, J., Deasy, C., Schull, M., Boland, F., McDaid, F., Coughlan, E. and O'Sullivan, R. (2017) 'Study protocol for evaluating the implementation and effectiveness of an emergency department longitudinal patient monitoring system using a mixed-methods approach'. BMC Health Services Research, 17 (67). Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Vallières, F., McAuliffe, E., van Bavel, B., Wall, P.J., Trye, A. (2016) 'There's No App for That: Assessing the Impact of mHealth on the Supervision, Motivation, Engagement, and Satisfaction of Community Health Workers in Sierra Leone'. Annals of Global Health, . Available Online [DOI] [Details]
McAuliffe, E., Galligan, M., Revill; P., Kamwendo, F, Sidat, M., DePinho, H. and Araujo, E. (2016) 'Factors influencing Job Preferences of Health workers providing Obstetric Care: Results from Discrete Choice Experiments in Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania'. Globalization and Health, 12 (86). Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Chipeta E, Bradley S, Chimwaza-Manda W, McAuliffe E. (2016) 'Working Relationships between Obstetric Care staff and their Managers: Critical Incident Analysis'. BMC Health Services Research, 16 (441). Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Agyapong, V., Farren, C. & McAuliffe, E. (2016) 'Improving Ghana's mental healthcare through task-shifting- psychiatrists and health policy directors perceptions about government's commitment and the role of community mental health workers'. Globalization and Health, 12 (57). Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Gilmore, B., Adams, B., Bartoloni, A., Alhaydar, B., McAuliffe, E., Raven, J., Taegtmeyer, M. & Vallières, F. (2016) 'Improving the performance of community health workers in humanitarian emergencies: a realist evaluation protocol for the PIECES programme'. BMJ Open, 6 . [Details]
Gilmore, B., McAuliffe, E., Larkan, F., Vallieres, F, Mollel, H., & Tumwesigye, N.M (2016) 'How do community health committees contribute to capacity building for maternal and child health?: A realist evaluation protocol'. BMJ Open, 6 (11). Available Online [DOI] [Details]
McVeigh, J., MacLachlan, M., Gilmore, B., McClean, C., Eide, A.E., Mannan, H., Geiser, P., Duttine, A., Mji, G., McAuliffe, E., Sprunt, B., Amin, M. & Normand, C. (2016) 'Promoting good policy for leadership and governance of health related rehabilitation: a realist synthesis'. Globalization and Health, 12 (49). [DOI] [Details]
Vallières, F., Cassidy, E.L., McAuliffe, E., Gilmore, B., Bangura, A.S. and Musa J. (2016) 'Can Sierra Leone maintain the equitable delivery of their Free Health Care Initiative? The case for more contextualised interventions: results of a cross-sectional survey'. BMC Health Services Research, 16 (258). Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Coughlan, E., Deasy, C., McDaid, F., Geary, U., Ward, M., O'Sullivan, R., McAuliffe, E., Wakai, A. and Browne, J. (2015) 'An introduction to the Emergency Department Adult Clinical Escalation Protocol: ED-ACE'. Resuscitation, 96 (2). Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Agyapong, V.I.O. Osei, A., Farren, C.K. and McAuliffe, E. (2015) 'Factors influencing the career choice and retention of community mental health workers in Ghana'. Human Resources for Health, 13 (56). Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Agyapong, V.I.O., Osei, A., Farren, C.K. and McAuliffe, E. (2015) 'Task shifting of mental health care services in Ghana: ease of referral, perception and concerns of stakeholders about quality of care'. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 27 (5):377-383. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Agyapong, V. I. O., Osei, A., Farren, C.K. and McAuliffe, E. (2015) 'Task shifting  Ghana's community mental health workers' experiences and perceptions of their roles and scope of practice'. Global health action, 8 (28955). Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Bradley, S., Kamwendo, F., Chipeta E, Wanangwa, C, De Pinho, H & McAuliffe, E. (2015) 'Too few staff, too many patients: a qualitative study of the impact on obstetric care providers and on quality of care in Malawi'. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 15 (65). Available Online [DOI] [Details]
McAuliffe, E (2014) 'Clinical Governance in the Irish health system-a review of progress'. Journal of Clinical Governance, 19 (4):296-313. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Chimwaza, W., Chipeta, E., Ngwira, A., Kamwendo, F., Taulo, F., Bradley, S. and McAuliffe, E. (2014) 'What makes staff consider leaving the health service in Malawi?'. Human Resources for Health, 12 (17). Available Online [Details]
O'Donnell, P., McAuliffe, E., O'Donovan, D. (2014) 'Unchallenged good intentions: a qualitative study of the experiences of medical students on international health electives to developing countries'. Human Resources for Health, 12 (49). Available Online [Details]
Gilmore B., Vallieres F., McAuliffe E., Tumwesigye N.M. and Muyambi G.(accepted) (2014) 'The last one heard: The importance of an early stage participatory evaluation for programme implementation'. Implementation Science, . [Details]
McAuliffe, E., Daly, M., Kamwendo, F., Masanja, H., Sidat, M., DePinho, H. (2013) 'The critical role of supervision in retaining staff in obstetric services: a three country study'. PLoS ONE, . [Details]
Bradley, S., Kamwendo, F., Masanja, H., de Pinho, H, Waxman, R., Boostrom, C. and McAuliffe, E. (2013) 'District health managers' perceptions of supervision in Malawi and Tanzania'. Human Resources for Health, 11 (43). Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Vallieres, F., McAuliffe, E., Palmer, I., Magbity, E., & Bangura, A. (2013) 'Supporting & Strenghtening maternal, neonatal, and child health services using mobile phones in Sierra Leone: A Research Protocol'. Africa Policy Journal, . Available Online [Details]
Vallieres, F., Cassidy, E.L., McAuliffe, E., Isselmou, S.O., Hamahoullah, M.S. and Lang, J. (2013) 'Where are the gaps in improving maternal and child health in Mauritania? The case for contextualised interventions: A cross-sectional study'. Pan African Medical Journal, 14 (97). Available Online [Details]
Vallieres, F., Hansen, A., McAuliffe, E., Cassidy, E.L., Owora, P., Kappler, S.& Gathuru, E. (2013) 'Head of Household Education Level as a Factor Influencing Whetehre Delivery Takes Place in the Presence of a Skilled Birth Attendant in Busia, Uganda'. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 13 (48). [Details]
Gilmore, B. & McAuliffe, E. (2013) 'Effectiveness of Community Health Workers Delivering Preventative Interventions for Maternal and Child Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review'. BMC Public Health, 13 (847). [DOI] [Details]
Moore, L., McAuliffe, E. (2012) 'To Report or Not to Report: Why some nurses are reluctant to whistleblow'. Clinical Governance, 17 (4):332-342. [Details]
Mannan, H, Boostrom, C, MacLachlan, McAuliffe, E., Khasnabis, C; Gupta, N. (2012) 'A systematic review of the effectiveness of alternative cadres in community based rehabilitation'. Human Resources for Health, 10 (20). Available Online [Details]
Kelleher, J., McAuliffe, E. (2012) 'Developing clinical governance in a service for people with intellectual disabilities: an action research approach'. Clinical Governance, 17 (4):287-296. [Details]
Lobis, S., Mbaruku, G., Kamwendo, F., McAuliffe, E., Austin, J., dePinho, H. (2011) 'Expected to deliver: Alignment of regulation, training and actual performance of emergency obstetric care providers in Malawi and Tanzania'. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 115 (3):322-327. [Details]
MacLachlan, M., Mannan, H. and McAuliffe, E. (2011) 'Access to health care of persons with disabilities as an indicator of equity in health systems'. Open Medicine, . Available Online [Details]
Carr, S.C., Leggatt-Cook, C., Clarke, M., MacLachlan, M., Papola, T.S., Pais, J., Thomas, S., McAuliffe, E., Normand, C. (2011) 'What is the evidence of the impact of increasing salaries on improving the performance of public servants, including teachers, nurses and mid-level occupations, in low- and middle-income countries: Is it time to give pay a chance?'. Systematic Reviews, . Available Online [Details]
MacLachlan, M., Mannan, H., McAuliffe, E. (2011) 'Staff skills not staff types for community rehabilitation'. Lancet, 377 :1988-1989. [Details]
dePinho, H., Austin, J., Freedman, L., Abbott, L., Lusale, D., Bowa, A., McAuliffe, E. (2011) 'Non-Physician Clinicians: A rose by any other name?'. Bmj Open, . [Details]
Moore, L., McAuliffe, E. (2010) 'Is inadequate response to whistleblowing perpetuating a culture of silence in hospitals?'. Clinical Governance, 14 (3):166-178. [Details]
Russell, V., Wyness, L., McAuliffe, E. and Fellenz, M. (2010) 'The social identity of hospital consultants as managers'. Journal of Health Organisation and Management, 24 (3):220-236. Available Online [Details]
MacLachlan, M., McAuliffe, E. (2010) 'Global Health Initiatives and Country Health Systems'. Lancet, 374 (9697):1238. [Details]
McAuliffe, E., Bowie, C., Manafa, O., Maseko, F., MacLachlan, M., Hevey, D., Normand, C., Chirwa, M. (2009) 'Measuring and managing the work environment of the mid-level provider - the neglected human resource'. Human Resources for Health, 7 (13). [DOI] [Details]
Samman, E., McAuliffe, E. and MacLachlan, M. (2009) 'The role of celebrity in endorsing poverty reduction through international aid'. International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, 14 (2):137-148. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Manafa, O., McAuliffe, E., Maseko, F., Bowie, C. MacLachlan, M. and Normand, C. (2009) 'Retention of health workers in Malawi: perspectives of health workers and district management'. Human Resources for Health, 7 (65). Available Online [Details]
Bradley, S. and McAuliffe, E. (2009) 'Mid-level providers in emergency obstetric and newborn health care: factors affecting their performance and retention within the Malawian health system'. Human Resources for Health, 7 (14). Available Online [Details]
McAuliffe E., Manafa, O., Maseko, F., Bowie, C., White, E. (2009) 'Understanding job satisfaction amongst mid-level cadres in Malawi: the contribution of organisational justice'. Reproductive Health Matters, 17 (33):80-90. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
McAuliffe, E. (2008) 'Tackling Malawi's human resources crisis'. id21 insights, 12 . Available Online [Details]
Negusse1, H., McAuliffe, E. and MacLachlan, M. (2007) 'Initial community perspectives on the Health Service Extension Programme in Welkait, Ethiopia'. Human Resources for Health, 5 (21). Available Online [DOI] [Details]
OShea, S., McAuliffe, E. and Wyness, L. (2007) 'Large System Change: At What Cost?'. Journal of Change Management, 7 (2):107-120. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Troy, P., Wyness, L. and McAuliffe, E. (2007) 'Nurses' experiences of recruitment and migration from developing countries: a phenomenological approach'. Human Resources for Health, 5 (15). Available Online [DOI] [Details]
McAuliffe, E., MacLachlan, M. (2005) 'Turning the ebbing tide: Knowledge flows and health in low-income countries'. Higher Education Policy, 18 :231-242. [Details]
Coghlan, D., McAuliffe, E., Pathe, A. (2003) 'Internal Organisation Development and Change Agents in the Irish Health Boards: Current Practices and Issues'. Administration, 50 (4):81-101. Available Online [Details]
McAuliffe, E., Coghlan, D., Pathe, A. (2002) 'Organisation Development and Change Agents in the irish Health Boards: Current Practices and Issues'. Administration, 50 (3):43-62. [Details]
Page, R.C., Weiss, J.F., Stowers-Wright, L., McAuliffe, E., Ugyan, J. and McLachlan, M. (1999) 'The Impact of External Phenomena on Participants in a Long-Term Tibetan Buddhist Retreat'. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 31 (1):23-26. Available Online [Details]
Page, R.C., Weiss, J.F., Stowers-Wright, L., McAuliffe, E., Ugyan, J. and McLachlan, M. (1997) 'Self-awareness of participants in a long-term Tibetan Buddhist retreat'. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 29 :85-98. Available Online [Details]
MacLachlan, M., Banda, D.M. and McAuliffe, E. (1995) 'Epidemic Psychological Disturbance in a Malawian Secondary School: A Case Study in Social Change'. Psychology and Developing Societies, 7 (1):79-90. Available Online [Details]
McAuliffe, E., MacLachlan, M. (1994) 'No Great Expectations V'. Changes, 12 (3):175-182. [Details]
MacLachlan, M., McAuliffe, E. (1993) 'No Great Expectations IV'. Changes, 11 (3):229-232. [Details]
MacLachlan M., McAuliffe, E. (1993) 'No Great Expectations III'. Changes, 11 (1):34-36. [Details]
MacLachlan, M., McAuliffe, E. (1993) 'Critical Incidents for Psychology Students in a Refugee Camp: Implications for Counselling'. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 6 (1):3-11. [Details]
McAuliffe, E., MacLachlan, M. (1992) 'No Great Expectations II'. Changes, 10 (4):320-322. [Details]
McAuliffe, E., and MacLachlan, M. (1992) 'Clinician's Resistance to Consumenr Satisfaction Surveys: What They Never Tell You'. Journal of Management in Medicine, 6 (3):47-51. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
MacLachlan, M. and McAuliffe, E. (1992) 'Overcoming Clinician's Resistance to Consumer Satisfaction Surveys'. Journal of Management in Medicine, 6 (3):52-56. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
MacLachlan, M., McAuliffe, E. (1992) 'No Great Expectations I'. Changes, 10 (3):233-234. [Details]
McAuliffe, E., MacLachlan, M. (1992) 'Consumers' Views of Mental Health Services: the good, the bad and some suggestions for improvement'. Clinical Psychology Forum, 47 :16-20. [Details]
MacLachlan, M. and McAuliffe, E. (1991) 'Human Resource Development: The Hidden Resource'. Health Services Management, 87 :263-264. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Agyapong, V.I.O., Osei, A., Farren, C.K., McAuliffe, E. (2015) Experiences and Perceptions of the Role and Scope of Practice of Community Mental Health Workers in Ghana Twelfth Workshop on Costs and Assessment in Psychiatry 'Mental Health Policy and Economics Research: Improving Access, Quality and Outcomes' [Details]
Coughlan, E., Deasy, C., McDaid, F.,Geary, U., Ward, M., O'Sullivan, R., McAuliffe, E., Wakai, A. and Browne, J. (2015) An introduction to the Emergency Department Adult Clinical Escalation Protocol: ED-ACE Resuscitation 2015 The Guidelines Congress Prague, , 29-OCT-15 - 31-OCT-15 [DOI] [Details]
                               

Reports

McAuliffe, E. and HSSE team (2010) Health Systems Strengthening for Equity: Power and potential of Mid-level Providers. Ireland: Reports Available Online [Details]
McAuliffe, E., Bowie, C., Manafa, O., Maseko, F. (2008) Maximising Human Resources at the District Health Level in Malawi, Research Report. Reports [Details]
McAuliffe, E., Makaoe, L., Manafa, O., Bowie, C. (2008) Maximising Human Resources at the District Health Level in Lesotho, Research Report. Reports [Details]
Thomas, S. and McAuliffe, E. (2006) Report on Irish AID Health and HIV/AIDS Advisors and Development Specialists Meeting. Ireland: Reports [Details]
McAuliffe, E. (2005) Report of Consultation on the Health Act (Part 9). Ireland: Reports Available Online [Details]
McAuliffe, E. (2003) People Matter: A framework for Complaints Handling in the Eastern Region, Dublin: Eastern Regional Health Authority. Reports [Details]
McAuliffe, E, and Johnston, F. (2002) The Adaptation of Overseas Nurses to Irish Culture and the Nursing Practice Environments in an Irish Hospital, Beaumont Hospital. Reports [Details]
McAuliffe, E. (1997) Consumer Audit of Leopardstown Park Hospital, Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. Reports [Details]
McAuliffe, E. and Ntata, P. (1995) Youth and AIDS: Baseline Survey of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices . Geneva: UNICEF. Reports [Details]
McAuliffe, E. (1994) An Evaluation of Social Mobilisation. Geneva: UNICEF. Reports [Details]
McAuliffe, E. (1994) Strategic Analysis of the Christian Health Association of Malawi. Zomba: University of Malawi. Reports [Details]
McAuliffe, E. (1993) AIDS: The Barriers to Behaviour Change. Geneva: UNICEF. Reports [Details]
McAuliffe, E. (1991) Value for Money Audit: Day Surgery in the Wirral NHS Trust. London, UK: Reports [Details]
McAuliffe, E. (1990) Consumer Services Project Report: Ideas for Action, Glasgow: Greater Glasgow Health Board. Reports [Details]
                 

Reviews

Eilish McAuliffe (2010) Centre for Global Health. Public Service Review. European Union. Reviews [Details]
McAuliffe, E., DePinho, H. (2009) The implicit and explicit politics of healthcare. Reviews Available Online [DOI] [Details]
McAuliffe, E. and Bradley, S. (2008) Discussion Paper on Health, Prepared for the Irish Missionary Resource Service. Reviews [Details]
McAuliffe, E. (2000) Review of Clinicians in Management Initiative, Dublin: Office for Health Management. Reviews [Details]
                                       

Policy Contribution

HSSE team (Health System Strengthening for Equity project) (2009) Expectations of doctors and mid-level providers: Alignment of regulation, training, and actual performance of emergency obstetric care by health care providers in Malawi and Tanzania. Policy brief. (5 pages). Policy Contribution Available Online [Details]
HSSE team (Health System Strengthening for Equity project) (2009) Factors affecting job satisfaction and retention in Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania: The Importance of Supervision. Policy brief (3 pages). Policy Contribution Available Online [Details]
HSSE team (Health System Strengthening for Equity project) (2009) Who is doing what? Performance of the emergency obstetric signal functions by non-physician clinicians and nurse-midwives in Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania. Policy Contribution Available Online [Details]
         

Letters

MacLachlan, M. and McAuliffe, E. (2005) Developed world is robbing Africa of health staff: New ways of delivering health care are needed in developing countries. Letters Available Online [DOI] [Details]
                           

Research

Research Interests

My research activity is primarily focused on strengthening health systems and falls within the realm of implementation science. Utilising interdisciplinary approaches to identify problems in existing service provision, particularly in the area of human resources and organisational change and analysing reform and restructuring in healthcare to identify learning is the main focus of my research. My work spans high to low-income countries based on my belief that many health problems have common underlying causes relating to inequality, poverty and poor service provision and that they require  evidence- based solutions derived from multi-country research.   Building a vibrant interactive multidisciplinary community to address some of the most pressing global health problems is of great importance to me.  In order to achieve this goal, I have formed strong partnerships, not just with other academic institutions, but with civil society organisations and practitioners. 

Over the past five years I have conducted several multi-country studies aimed at exploring and addressing the underlying factors contributing to the human resources crisis i.e. the severe shortage of health professionals in many African countries.  My work has influenced the shift from a focus on increasing remuneration and increasing training places to improving human resources management and incentives to attract and retain health workers.   
 
My current research activity is focused on changing healthcare cultures to support quality and safety in healthcare delivery (see Research Projects for more information). Utilising a systems approach to understanding and changing organisational culture necessitates the incorporation of leadership, teams, technology, organisation policies and processes, all of which form part of our research in the health systems group. 

As my research has shifted from problem definition and analysis to synthesis of evidence and designing and trialling interventions, my focus is more on implementation science and understanding what works, where and why.
  Sustainability and scalability are considerable challenges in the healthcare environment where there is a tendency to implement small-scale programmes often without regard to the evidence-base for, or acceptability of these programmes in the local context or their impact on the broader healthcare environment. In addition there is the problem of perpetuating practices and even services that are clearly not working. Such problems can only be addressed through research that engages policy makers, industry and implementing agencies in a collaborative effort.  As a researcher my concerns are not so much about getting research into policy and practice, but more about embedding research in this context by doing research in policy and practice. 

Research Projects

Sponsor : Health Research Board (HRB)
Title : Children¿s unscheduled primary and emergency care in Ireland: decision making, trends, outcomes and parental perspectives (CUPID)
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-17 / 31-AUG-20
Sponsor : Health Research Board (HRB)
St. Vincent's University Hospital
Title : SAFE: Systematic Approach to improving care for Frail Elderly patients
Start Date / End Date : 07-NOV-16 / 06-NOV-18
Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Identifying the optimum role and function of an Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) outreach nurse
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-17 / 30-SEP-17
Sponsor : Esther Ireland
Title : ESTHER: 26807_UCD_Kenya: UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems and Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST)
Start Date / End Date : 09-JAN-17 / 08-JAN-18
Sponsor : Health Services Executive (HSE)
Title : Nursing & Midwifery Quality Care-Metrics Project (Acute Services, Public Health/Community Services, Children¿s Services)
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-16 / 30-SEP-17
Sponsor : Health Services Executive (HSE)
Title : Leadership Intervention-Co-Lead
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-15 / 30-NOV-20
Sponsor : Health Research Board (HRB)
Title : Collective Leadership and Safety Cultures (CO-LEAD)
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-15 / 30-NOV-20
Sponsor : Health Research Board (HRB)
Title : HRB Trials Methodology Research Network (HRB-TMRN)
Start Date / End Date : 23-MAR-15 / 30-SEP-17
Sponsor : Health Research Board (HRB)
Title : Imbuing Medical Professionalism (IMP)
Start Date / End Date : 15-DEC-14 / 31-DEC-17
Sponsor : Health Research Board (HRB)
Title : Can implementation of an Emergency Department monitoring and escalation protocol for adult patients in a large teaching hospital reduce the number of critical incidents and improve timely intervention in patients requiring a higher level of care and
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-14 / 28-FEB-17
 

Current Postgraduate Students

Roisin O Donovan, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Moayed Hamza, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Tony O Brien, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Una Cunningham, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Marina Zaki, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

  • Dr Aoife De Brun
  • Dr Ann Donohoe, UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems 
  • Dr Deirdre O'Donnell, UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health System
  • Dr Gabrielle O'Kelly, UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems
  • Professor Gerard Bury, UCD School of Medicine
  • Professor Laserina O'Connor, UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems
  • Dr Marie Ward, UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems
  • Dr Therese Cooney, UCD School of Medicine

External Collaborators

  • Prof. Christopher Brunsdon, National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM)
  • Dr. Claire Collins, Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP)
  • Dr Conor Deasy, Cork University Hospital
  • Dr. Conor Hensey, Temple Street Children's University Hospital
  • Professor Declane Devane, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Dr. Fiona Kiernan, Beaumont Hospital
  • Professor John Fitzsimons, Trinity College Dublin / HSE
  • Professor Malcolm Mac Lachlan, Trinity College Dublin   
  • Assoc. Prof. Maria Brenner, Trinity College Dublin
  • Dr. Michael Barrett, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin
  • Professor Michael West, The King's Fund, UK
  • Professor Nick McDonald, Trinity College Dublin
  • Dr Siobhan Corrigan, Trinity College Dublin