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The development and delivery of the Co-Lead programme’s activities are based on an explicit governance and project management framework comprising of:

  • Programme oversight
  • Goal setting
  • Agreeing programme objectives
  • Completing critical tasks
  • Delivering outputs within agreed timeframes

The programme’s grant, including grant registration and financial reporting, is managed by UCD Research. The Principal Investigator, Prof Eilish McAuliffe, has overall responsibility for the research programme and grant.

Two management and strategic oversight groups have been established for the lifetime of the programme – a Programme Advisory Group and Programme Management Team - to ensure adherence to the agreed work programme, reporting requirements, risk mitigation, and financial management of the programme.

Programme oversight, including ongoing monitoring and advising, is the responsibility of the Programme Advisory Group. The group is chaired by the Principal Investigator and includes representatives from the partner organisations, international senior academic advisors and key stakeholders, including patient representatives, health professionals and academics.

Terms of Reference:

  • Approve the proposed project plan at the commencement of the programme.
  • Review and discuss issues that might impede the success of the programme, and provide support to these where feasible
  • Assess the findings of the study, and approve recommendations based on research findings.
  • Assist with the promotion, engagement and impact of the programme.
  • Assist with the discussion and dissemination of findings and programme outputs through existing networks and partnerships.

Members of the Programme Advisory Group:

  • Paula Lawler, Strategic Director for Organisation Development and Change, IEHG
  • Tony O’Brien
  • Rosarii Mannion, National Director Human Resources, HSE
  • Prof Mike West, Head of Thought Leadership, The King’s Fund and Professor of Work and Organisational Psychology, Lancaster University
  • Dr Peter Lachman, CEO, International Society for Quality in Healthcare
  • Prof Jeffrey Braithwaite, Director of the Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Dr Tamara Friedrich, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Warwick Business School, UK
  • Margaret Ryan, Patient Representative
  • Karen Egan, Patient Representative
  • Chair: Prof Eilish McAuliffe, Principal Investigator, UCD

A Programme Management Team has been established to oversee the delivery of the whole research programme, and to optimise integration and synergies between and across different phases of the programme and across the research and intervention sites. The Programme Management Team is chaired by the Principal Investigator and convenes quarterly to discuss the scientific progress of the research programme, in addition to financial, ethical and personnel issues.

Terms of Reference:

  • Undertake overall responsibility for the successful planning and execution of the work programme.
  • Deliver programme outcomes on budget and within timeframes.
  • Bring issues that might impede the success of the programme for discussion and support to the attention of the funders.
  • Provide updates to the Programme Advisory Group.
  • Participate in the development of co-ordinated processes for effective dissemination of the programme outputs.

Members of the Programme Management Team:

  • Mary Day, CEO, IEHG
  • Tony O’Brien
  • Prof Mike West, Head of Thought Leadership, The King’s Fund and Professor of Work and Organisational Psychology, Lancaster University
  • Dr John Fitzsimons, Clinical Director for Quality Improvement, HSE
  • Dr Nick McDonald, School of Psychology and Centre for Innovative Human Systems, Trinity College Dublin
  • Dr Aoife De Brún, Research Fellow, UCD
  • Dr Sabrina Anjara, Post Doctoral Research Fellow
  • Chair: Prof Eilish McAuliffe, Principal Investigator, UCD

About Us

Collective Leadership and Safety Cultures (Co-Lead) is a 5-year programme in UCD that is researching the impact of an emerging model of leadership (collective leadership) on team performance and healthcare safety.

We are designing and implementing collective leadership interventions for different team types and testing the impact of these interventions on staff performance and patient safety.

Contact Us

Co-Lead Research Programme,
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems,
Room B113, Health Sciences Centre,
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4.