Researchers at UCD


Nicola Mountford

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Business
Science Centre - East
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7162526


Nicola Mountford is the non academic Director of University College Dublin¿s connected health research programme where she brings together multi-disciplinary researchers to answer questions about how technology can enable new care models.  She is a 2016/17 Fulbright TechImpact Scholar in the area of connected health through which she has spent time in New York examining the role of public actors in the New York connected health ecosystem.  Nicola is in the third year of her PhD studies in Smurfit School of Business, UCD, Ireland supervised by Professor Susi Geiger.  Her research interests focus on the role of public actors and inter-organizational networks in health technology markets.  Nicola is very interested in interdisciplinary education in the area of health technology and lectures on the Masters in Business and Biotechnology, is the Training School co-ordinator for the European Network for the Joint Evaluation of Connected Health Technology ( and has designed three successful interdisciplinary PhD education programmes in the area of connected health which have received over ¿10million in funding between them.  


Honours and Awards

Year: 2016.
Title: Fulbright TechImpact Scholar


Year 1994 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BCL Subject:
Year 2003 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: MBS Subject:



Conference Publications

Mountford, Nicola, Kessie, Threase; Watts, Gemma; Fernandez, Luis; Chouvarda, Ioanna; and Cusack, Tara. (2017) An Interdisciplinary 4th Level Education Model:Connected Health 3rd International Conference on Higher Education Advances Valencia, Spain, , 21-JUN-17 - 23-JUN-17 Link to full text [Details]
Mountford, N. and Geiger, S. (2016) Public actor roles in network formation and management in complex emerging markets IMP Conference Poznan, Poland, , 31-AUG-16 - 03-SEP-16 [Details]
Nicola Mountford, Ioanna Chouvarda, Minna Isomursu, Brian Caulfield, Members ENJECT COST Action (2017) Vectors and drivers of connected health in Europe: a foundation for integrated care 17th International Conference on Integrated Care Dublin, Ireland, Available Online Link to full text [Details]

Published Reports

Mountford, N; Kessie, T; Quinlan, M; Maher, R; Smolders, R; Van Royen, P; Todorovic, I; Belani, H; Horak, H; Ljubi, I; Stage, J; Lamas, D; Shmorgun, I; Perälä-Heape,M; Isomursu, M; Managematin, V; Trajkovik, V; Madevska-Bogdanova, A; Stainov, R; Chouvarda, I; Dimitrakopoulos, G; Stulman, A; Haddad, Y; Alzbutas, R; Calleja, N; Tilney, M; Moen, A; Thygesen, E; Lewandowski, R; Klichowski, M; Oliveira, P; Machado da Silva, J; Loncar Turukalo, T; Marović, B; Drusany Staric, K; Cvetkovic, B; Luque, E; Fernandez Luque, L; Burmaoglu, S; Dolu, N; Curcin, V; McLaughlin, J; Caulfield, B; (2016) Connected Health in Europe, Where are we today?. University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. Available Online Link to full text [Details]



Research Projects

Sponsor : COST - European Cooperation in Scientific and Technology
Title : European Network for the Joint Evaluation of Connected Health Technologies (ENJECT)
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-15 / 31-DEC-16
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : The Complex Story of When Health met Technology
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-17 / 30-SEP-18



Modules Coordinated

201600   MKT42310     Marketing: Marketing Management MSc Bio&B


Internal Collaborators

Internally, Nicola collaborates with researchers in multiple schools including Professor Susi Geiger in the School of Business, Professor Brian Caulfield and Dr Tara Cusack in the school of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, and Dr David Coyle in the School of Computer Science.

External Collaborators

Nicola has a wide international network of collaborators including Professor Minna Isomursu of IT University of Copenhagen, Prof Ioanna Chouvarda of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, Dr Luis Fernandez-Luque of Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI).