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The Health Service Executive, Ireland East Hospital Group and The King’s Fund are our partners on the Co-Lead programme. These partnerships will:

  • facilitate ‘research-in-practice’, allowing the design, implementation and evaluation of the collective leadership intervention;
  • inform the programme through collaboration with research leaders at the forefront of the development of collective leadership theory and practice; and
  • contribute to the dissemination of research findings, and the transfer of learning from the research into policy and practice.

The partner organisations bring together a strong team with the potential to have a significant impact not just on leadership and patient safety research, but on leadership capacity within the IEHG and ultimately within the HSE and NHS.



The Health Service Executive (HSE) provides all of Ireland's public health services in hospitals and communities across the country. Its services are delivered in hospitals, health facilities and in communities.


A healthier Ireland with a high quality health service valued by all.


  • People in Ireland are supported by health and social care services to achieve their full potential.
  • People in Ireland can access safe, compassionate and quality care when they need it.
  • People in Ireland can be confident that we will deliver the best health outcomes and value through optimising our resources.


The Ireland East Hospital Group (IEHG) is the largest and most complex of Ireland’s seven hospital networks, with a unique profile of local services and focused tertiary specialties across eight counties.

The group provides a wide range of acute and elective inpatient and outpatient services across 11 hospital sites (six voluntary and five statutory), and provides services on three levels: those serving local catchment areas, specialist services delivered to regional populations, and quaternary services delivered nationally.

IEHG Hospitals:

  • The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin
  • St Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin
  • Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar
  • St Luke's General Hospital, Kilkenny
  • Wexford General Hospital
  • Our Lady's Hospital, Navan
  • St Columcille's Hospital Loughlinstown, Dublin
  • St Michael's Hospital, Dun Laoghaire
  • Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, Dublin
  • Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin
  • National Maternity Hospital, Dublin


The IEHG, together with our academic partner University College Dublin, will be the national leader in healthcare delivery, with a strong international reputation, improving the quality of healthcare and patient outcomes through education, training, research and innovation for the 1.1 million people we serve.

The King's Fund, founded in 1897 by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) to help London’s voluntary hospitals, is an independent charity working to improve health and care in England. The King’s Fund:

  • undertakes research and policy analysis;
  • works with individuals, organisations and communities to build their capability, supporting them to adopt best practice and share learning;
  • brings people together through events and networks to discuss and learn from evidence from the United Kingdom and across the world; and
  • promotes greater understanding of health and care policy and practice - helping people to make sense of a complex and rapidly changing environment.

The King’s Fund has been involved in leadership development in the NHS since 1951, working with individuals, teams and organisations from across the health and care system to improve performance and support the delivery of high-quality care.


The best possible health and care is available to all.

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.