Evidence Synthesis Ireland

Dr Deirdre Mulholland

Dr Deirdre Mulholland
Cochrane Public Health

Knowledge Translation Interventions For Facilitating Evidence-Informed Public Health Decision-Making Among Managers And Policy-Makers

Dr Deirdre Mulholland, graduated from Trinity College Dublin, and trained and worked as a GP on Dublin’s north side and as a community doctor and Regional HIV coordinator for the Eastern Region. She undertook further training in the Speciality in Public Health Medicine. In 2008, Deirdre took up a position as Head of Standards with HIQA where she led on the development of The National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare. Deirdre was also Deputy Chief Medical Officer in the Department of Health, led the development of a National Healthcare Quality Reporting System and was a member of the National Clinical Effectiveness Committee. She was appointed a Consultant in Public Health Medicine working in HSE Dublin East in July 2015 with a particular focus and interest in patient safety, governance, health service quality improvement and reform.

As Director of Public Health for the HSE Dublin East, Deirdre has led the public health response to the COVID19 Pandemic in the Eastern Region since early 2020 until Feb 2021 when she was appointed the Interim Clinical Lead for Health Protection, Knowledge, Evidence and Quality Improvement in the National Office for Health Protection, HSE. The remit for this role includes the development of standards, guidance and guidelines for Health Protection in Ireland and the development and implementation of quality improvement initiatives.