BiographySiobhan has fourteen years’ experience working in diverse roles across the Mater Hospital. Having begun as a Speech & Language Therapist, she has an indepth understanding of clinical practice and patient needs. During her time in Speech & Language Therapy, she spent five years as Practice Tutor, which involved coordinating and delivering onsite clinical training for students, lecturing and working closely with HEIs.
Throughout her time working clinically, Siobhan had a strong interest in service improvement, and eventually took up a role as Project Manager in the Clinical Care Programmes office in 2012 where she managed the Productive Operating Theatre and Elective Surgery Programmes. She joined the Transformation Office in 2013 as ‘Transformation Facilitator’ where she worked with inter-disciplinary teams to enable delivery of a variety of change projects ranging from service improvement intiatives to web communications. She also led out on stakeholder consultation to inform both the design of facilities within the Pillar Centre and also establishment of the hospital’s innovation function.
In her current role as Innovation Manager, Siobhan is responsible for driving the innovation agenda at the hospital. The Mater innovation function sets out to connect hospital staff and patients with external collaborators to discover, develop and deploy new and creative solutions to improve health and healthcare. Before her healthcare career, Siobhan worked in the filed of Marketing. Following an MSc in International Marketing she spent two years working with Enterprise Ireland in Silicon Valley where she provided support to Irish tech start-ups. This experience, along with her clinical and teaching experience as well as eight years working in change and transformation gives her a unique perspective and skillset for driving healthcare innovation.