Dr Michael Twomey PhD

Senior Clinical Research Manager and Clinical Evaluation Lead at Health Innovation Hub Ireland

Dr Michael Twomey is the Senior Clinical Research Manager and Clinical Evaluation Lead at Health Innovation Hub Ireland, adjunct lecturer in Business Information Systems in UCC and the HSE’s MSc in Digital Health Transformation in UL.

Michael has a keen interest in women’s health research and innovation and is a key member of the team at FemTech Ireland, leading on clinical evaluation of new technologies aimed at women. His research interests include health innovation, design, design thinking, and empowerment of stakeholders through information.

Graduating with a BSc (Hons) from UCC, Michael began his career as a biochemist, later qualifying in Computer Science (Hons) in UCC and working as a senior IT consultant with a multinational IT consultancy company.

Following on from this, Michael founded an IT company in 2003, which provided professional IT services to several domestic and international companies. During his time as CEO, Michael graduated in Cloud Strategy and Innovation (Hons) and was subsequently awarded a master’s in data business (Hons) with the Irish Management Institute.

In 2017, Michael departed from the firm to engage in fulltime research, an Irish Research Council awardee, he completed his PhD in 2020. He is also an associate of the Irish Management Institute, with over twenty years of experience working on innovation and IT projects in a range of industries, including healthcare.

To date his research has been published in leading academic outlets and has received several awards.