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National Fellow for Innovation and Change

National Fellows for Innovation and Change

Emilie Mahon

My name is Emilie, and it is with great excitement that I will be working with Alan as the National Fellows in Innovation and Change for the year 2020-2021 on the Spark Programme. I graduated from TCD medicine in 2017, before doing the academic internship and working as a surgical trainee, during which time I had the opportunity to work in many hospitals across Ireland. Having experienced hospital medicine in other countries and the differences in which healthcare is delivered, I have always been keen to be involved in bringing the best care to our patients, and this year with Alan hope to be able to play an active role in this, by supporting innovation pursued by service providers.

Alan Hopkins

My name is Alan and as one of the current Fellows for Innovation and Change I am working with Emilie to enable innovation, and idea generation and implementation. Prior to studying medicine, I studied mechanical engineering in Trinity College Dublin I have since completed a masters in genetics by research. I graduated from medicine in 2017 after which I was an academic intern followed a year working ophthalmology before enrolling in the general medical training scheme. I believe that NCHDs and all other healthcare workers are perfectly placed to identify problems and provide solutions that and make meaningful change. There is a huge amount of innovation and fast problem solving at present and although working conditions are challenging, I feel there is also an opportunity to make an abundance of positive change going forward.


If you would like to get in touch with us with any suggestions for the year ahead or queries about the Spark Innovation Programme, please email spark@hse.ie