There is a clear governance structure in place for the management of SIREN. Work is co-ordinated by the Principal Investigator, Professor John Browne of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork. Professor Browne is the Chair of the Programme Management Committee which is comprised of co-applicants and other core researchers. The Programme Steering Group, composed of key stakeholders and constituents, is chaired by Professor John Higgins, College of Medicine and Health, University College Cork. The Scientific Advisory Group is composed of international experts in emergency and urgent care and is chaired by Professor Jon Nicholl, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield.

SIREN Governance Structure

The Programme Management Committee is chaired by the Principal Investigator, Professor John Browne, University College Cork. The role of this committee is to oversee the delivery of the whole research programme and to optimise integration and collaboration between the six work packages.

NameTitleOrganisation
Professor John Browne Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health University College Cork
Dr Elsa Droog Post-Doctoral Researcher, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health University College Cork
Dr Conor Foley Post-Doctoral Researcher, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health University College Cork
Dr Sheena McHugh Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health University College Cork
Dr Orla Healy Specialist in Public Health Medicine (HSE South) Health Service Executive (HSE)
Dr Steve Thomas Associate Professor, Centre for Health Policy and Management Trinity College Dublin
Dr Bridget Kane Post-Doctoral Researcher, Centre for Health Policy and Management Trinity College Dublin
Dr Claire Buckley General Practitioner/Specialist Registrar in Public Health Medicine Health Service Executive (HSE)
Dr Tony Fitzgerald Biostatistician/Senior Lecturer, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health University College Cork
Professor Garry Courtney National Lead, Programme for Acute Medicine Health Service Executive (HSE)
Professor Ronan O Sullivan Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine/Director of Paediatric Emergency Medicine Unit, National Children Research Centre Cork University Hospital/National Childrens Research Centre
Professor Susan Smith Associate Professor, Department of General Practice Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Ms Claire Collins Research Assistant, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health University College Cork
Ms Brenda Lynch PhD Student, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health University College Cork

The Programme Steering Group is chaired by Professor John Higgins, University College Cork and is composed of key collaborators and stakeholders. The Steering Group will advise on the direction and implementation of the research.

NameTitleOrganisation
Professor John Higgins (Chair)

Head,College of Medicine and Health

University College Cork
Dr Deirdre Madden Senior Lecturer in Law University College Cork
Professor Ivan Perry Head, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health University College Cork
Ms Anne Marie Oglesby Clinical Risk Advisor, Clinical Indemnity Scheme State Claims Agency
Dr Jennifer Carroll Consultant Physician Cork University Hospital/HSE
Dr Gerard McCarthy Consultant in Emergency Medicine, CUH HSE
Ms Margaret Murphy External Lead Advisor World Health Organisation (WHO)
Ms Margo Topham Services Development and Support Manager Bon Secours Hospital, Cork
Ms Lis Nixon Director of Performance Improvement for Unscheduled Care, Special Delivery Unit Department of Health
Mr Liam Woods National Director of Acute Hospitals HSE
Ms Joan Regan Principal Officer in the Acute Hospitals Policy Division Department of Health
Dr Mary Browne Lead, Quality and Patient Safety Directorate/Specialist in Public Health Medicine Quality and Patient Safety Directorate, HSE
Ms June Boulger National Lead, Service User Involvement in Health Care, National Advocacy Unit Quality and Patient Safety Directorate, HSE
Dr Colm Henry National Clinical Advisor and Group Lead for Acute Hospitals HSE
Mr Paul Gallagher Director of Nursing St. James's Hospital/President Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
Mr Peter Dennehy Director, Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council PHECC
Mr John Hennessy National Director of Primary Care HSE
Mr Leo Kearns National Lead, Transformation and Change HSE
Mr Sean Egan

Inspector Manager (Healthcare)

HIQA
Ms Irene O' Byrne Maguire

Clinical Risk Advisor, Clinical Indemnity Scheme

State Claims Agency (SCA)

This group is chaired by Professor Jon Nicholl, University of Sheffield. The experts in this group play a pivotal role in enhancing the scientific quality of the research programme.

NameTitleOrganisation
Professor Jon Nicholl (Chair) Dean, School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) University of Sheffield
Professor Fiona Lecky Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, (ScHARR) University of Sheffield
Professor Alicia O'Cathain Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, (ScHARR) University of Sheffield
Professor Ellen Weber Interim Chair and Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine University of California, San Francisco
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