Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin was created by royal charter in 1592. It is home to 17,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students across all the major disciplines in health sciences, the arts and humanities, and in business, law, engineering, and science. Trinity has produced some of the world’s finest, most original minds including the writers Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett (Nobel laureate), the scientists William Rowan Hamilton and Ernest Walton (Nobel laureate), the political thinker Edmund Burke, and the former President of Ireland and UNHCR Mary Robinson. The School of Nursing and Midwifery in Trinity College opened in 1996 and is the ranked the number one School of Nursing in Ireland and ranked 31st in the world by the QS international ranking system. The School has strong base of research expertise across healthcare research and is focused on being cutting edge, evidence-based, user-led, innovative and translatable into enhanced outcomes for healthcare, policy, professional practice, intervention, treatment and service delivery.

Professor Maria Brenner

Associate Professor Brenner’s clinical background is in intensive care nursing and she holds an honorary clinical position with Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. Her current research focuses on the care of children with complex needs and their families, specifically their transition to home and the delivery of hospice care at home.


Miriam O'Shea

Dr Miriam O’Shea is a Post-doctoral Researcher on the MOCHA project. Initially trained as a scientist, Miriam holds an honours primary degree in Natural Science from Trinity College Dublin and a Master of Science degree in the Control of Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (University of London). Following the completion of a four year structured PhD program in Health Services Research, Miriam was conferred with her PhD degree from Trinity College Dublin in 2014. The topic of her PhD research relates to prevalence, cost and impact of comorbidity in individuals with Type 2 Diabetes in Ireland. Within the MOCHA project, Miriam is engaged in exploring the interface between primary health care with secondary care in children with physically complex medical conditions.

Elena Montanana Olaso

Dr Elena Montanana Olaso is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on MOCHA, with an academic background in psychology. She holds a PhD from the University of Valencia in Spain, on the subject of binge drinking in young adults. She holds a Master’s degree in Health and Clinical Psychology and in Drug Addictions.  Within the MOCHA project, her main task is to undertake the analysis of the nurses’ preparedness to deliver care to children with complex health care needs.

Austin Warters

Rebecca McHugh

Keishia Taylor

Dr Colman Noctor