Sarah is a Principal Officer within the R &D and Health Analytics Division of the Department of Health. She is also Head of Health Information Policy.
With over 15 years’ experience in public sector health analytics and R&D, Sarah is leading the development and implementation of policy and strategy to strengthen the governance, quality, and use of health information for care and treatment and for secondary purposes such as research, policy and planning. This includes national and EU legislation.
Sarah has held numerous roles focused on transformation including Head of The Women’s Health Taskforce and Head of Policy, Strategy & Integration at the Department of Health. As a Senior Analyst in the Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Services (IGEES) Sarah played a leading role in the strategic delivery of the National Covid-19 Biobank infrastructure, the Covid Tracker App, and the Healthy & Positive Ageing Initiative.
Sarah is passionate about health sector collaboration and innovation for growth and transformation, and is an advocate for health literacy and patient empowerment and user-centred design.