Dr. Dearbhla Casey

Position: Senior Lecturer
Email: dcasey@ipa.ie
Telephone: 00 353 1 240 3634

Dr. Dearbhla Casey is a Senior Lecturer on multiple academic programmes in the IPA in the areas of health systems and health policy, healthcare leadership and management, and social policy. She is course director for the MA in Healthcare Management, Diploma in Healthcare Management, Diploma in Health Services Policy and Certificate in Health Services. She teaches a variety of modules on these and other undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the IPA. She also supervises theses at Masters and Doctoral level.

Dearbhla’s career began in the private sector working in the telecommunications industry in Ireland and the USA.  She made the transition to the health sector in 2002 and has since been involved in a variety of roles and organisations dealing with leadership, management and organisation development across the health and broader public sectors, both in Ireland and abroad. She previously worked as a lecturer and programme director at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) in Dublin and at their medical college in Bahrain.

Prior to her current academic role in the IPA, Dearbhla worked in the Training and Consultancy Division of the IPA as a Leadership and Management Specialist. That role involved providing management and organisational consultancy services to senior public sector managers in the areas of strategy development and implementation, leadership development, and change management. She also worked on several international organisational development projects for the IPA in Croatia, Macedonia and Lesotho.

Dearbhla holds a BSc in Management from Trinity College Dublin and an MBA in Health Services Management from RCSI and the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School at University College Dublin.  She completed a PhD in e-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University (UK).

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