In her role in the Health Information team in HIQA since 2009, Barbara has led on key programmes of work in relation to health information in Ireland, in areas such as national data collections, information governance, data quality and secondary use of health information. In the past number of years, she has led on the development of information management standards and a suite of guidance documents to support national data collections and established a review programme to assess compliance with the information management standards.
Barbara has been a member of numerous national committees and groups in relation to health information and currently is the HIQA representative on the HSE National Data Dictionary governance group, the Department of Health/CSO health data liaison group, the DASSL Stakeholder group, and committees in relation to the EU TEHDAS project.
Prior to joining HIQA, she worked in research and epidemiology roles in the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) and the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).
Barbara holds a PhD in molecular virology, a postgraduate qualification in epidemiology, and a professional qualification in governance.