Pádraic leads Trilateral’s health cluster within the Innovation & Research team. He manages and conducts socio-technical research in the areas of health and social care, with particular focus on Ethical AI for health and social care; resilient and sustainable health systems; and the digitalisation of health and social care.
Moreover, he works with all other Trilateral teams to align this research with our ethical AI solutions and relevant advisory services, including the development of new data-driven software to improve health policies at the local level, for example, STRIAD air.
Before joining Trilateral, Padraic worked in Trinity College Dublin as a Research Fellow in the Centre for Health Policy and Management, focusing on health system resilience preceding and during the COVID-19 pandemic. With 20 years’ research experience in health and social care, Pádraic’s interests are broad, including population health, disability, dementia, mental health, child and family support services, health geography and environmental health, cancer screening, health systems and policy analysis, and health informatics.
Through engaged and participatory research, Pádraic is particularly interested in identifying and understanding the underlying determinants of health and social care outcomes, while maximising existing data and exploiting novel methodological approaches to answer complex research questions. Utilisation and translation of evidence into education, policy and practice is an ongoing goal.
Pádraic holds a PhD in population health and health services research, from the Maynooth University, Department of Psychology.