Members of the CeIC & their Publications

Dr Pamela Hussey
Dr Pamela Hussey

I became an academic later in my career and was a practicing nurse for twenty years. I have a PhD in Computer Science and have also completed an MEd in Education and Training Management and an MSc in Health Informatics. Currently I am chair of the National Standards Authority of Ireland Health Informatics Standards Consortium (NSAI HISC) and Director of the Center for eIntegrated Care (CeIC) in the Faculty of Science and Health. I am also a funded investigator with Adapt Research Center with SFI 2025. My current research activity includes acting as an advisor to different agencies on topics relating to interoperability. Since 2016 I am the Director of the DCU SNHS ICNP User Group an accredited research center for the International Classification for Nursing Practice in Ireland. Funded research in the past five years includes a HSE public services contract for concepts standards and information modelling for the national health and social care data dictionary. Current research includes an Enterprise Ireland Disruptive Technology Fund with the Insight Research Center on uptake and use of digital IoT and self management support care delivery . Through Adapt SFI I am supervisor to an Elite S research fellow through the EU Marie Curie programme.
My teaching interests include; health informatics, health promotion,  interoperability and use of technology enhanced learning resources in both undergraduate and post graduate education,  I am currently supervising three PhD students, and am lead editor and author on the 5th edition of An Introduction to Nursing Informatics published January 2021 through the Springer Health Informatics Series.


Read more about Pamela's research interest and publications here

Mr Ray Walshe
Mr Ray Walshe

Ray's work and research interest is all about

  • Artificial Intelligence,
  • Data Governance & Standardisation,
  • Policy & Strategy Leadership,
  • Founder, CEO, Lecturer, Researcher,
  • Executive Director, International, Emerging Technologies

His vast array of publications can be found by clicking on this link in Google Scholar.  You can also connect with Ray through Linkedin

Dr Subhashis Das
Dr Subhashis Das

Dr. Subhashis Das is an ELITE-S Marie-Curie postdoctoral fellow at ADAPT Centre @DCU and Centre for e-Integrated Care (CeIC). Dr. Das is a member of NSAI-HISC. Subhashis was a data scientist in the KnowDive Group at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI), Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy working on the InteropEHRate, an EU-Horizon 2020 project. He obtained his Ph.D. from the ICT-Doctoral School, University of Trento, Trento, Italy. Subhashis' research interests focus on ontology, information science, and health informatics. He has working experience in the healthcare sector having worked at NHS-Scotland, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK.  

His full list of publications can be found here

Dr Catriona Murphy
Dr Catriona Murphy

Catriona qualified as a general nurse and midwife and worked in the UK, Middle East, Asia and Africa before returning to Ireland to complete a Higher Diploma in Public Health Nursing followed by a MSc in Community Health. She undertook a PhD at the Department of Health Policy, Trinity College, funded by the HRB Scholar’s Programme in Health Services and Population Health Research from 2007-2011. Following a period of lecturing at DCU, she subsequently conducted postdoctoral research in cardiovascular epidemiology (2013-2016) at the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College funded by the HRB Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement (ICE) award scheme. She continues to work on knowledge exchange and dissemination projects in relation to this research output. Catriona returned to DCU in 2016 where she is currently lecturing on the MSc in Nursing and Healthcare Practice, the Bachelor of Science in Health and Society and the Certificate in Homeless Prevention and Intervention. 


Read more about Catriona and her research here

Dr Claire Timon
Dr Claire Timon

Dr Claire Timon holds a BScAg in Food Science from University College Dublin and a PhD in Human Nutrition from The University of Sheffield. Her PhD and post-doctoral training focused on the development and validation of diet and health assessment technologies for both research and national surveillance purposes. In 2017, Dr Timon successfully attained an SFI Industry Fellowship focusing on the further development of a personalised dietary advice system and the commercialisation of a dietary assessment technology Foodbook24, working between the UCD Institute of Food and Health and an industry partner Creme Global.


Dr Timon currently works in the Centre for eIntegrated Care (CeIC) as a senior researcher and project manager on the NEX healthcare project. Her research interests concern: technological approaches to the assessment of diet and health, connected health solutions for dietetic practice and the potential of digital health technologies to provide personalised diet and lifestyle support for individuals with chronic disease.


Read more about Claire and her research here

Dr Silvana MacMahon
Dr Silvana MacMahon

I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Computing in Dublin City University. My research interest are: Risk Management of Health Information Technology Systems: Medical Device Software Testing: and Standards Development and Adoption. My PhD research focused on the development of an international technical report that allows healthcare delivery organisations assess the capabilities of their risk management processes related to medical IT network. This technical report was published as ISO/TR 80001-2-7. I acted as international project leader, author and editor of the report. Previously, I worked as a research fellow in the Regulated Software Research Centre in Dundalk Institute of Technology on a project funded by Lero,the Irish Software research Centre and continue to be a member of Lero This project focused on the development of a framework for the testing of medical device software. I am currently leading the process aspects of the revision of IEC 80001-1 which focuses on Risk Management of Health Information Technology Systems. I am a member of the ISO TC215 IEC SC 62A JWG7 Leadership team and have received the National Standards Authority of Ireland 1997 award for standard development. I currently teach Business Information Management and Software Testing.

The research that Silvana is working on and her publications can be found here

Dr Louise Hopper
Dr Louise Hopper

Louise Hopper is an Assistant Professor in the School of Psychology in Dublin City University (DCU). Louise
is the Chair of the BSc in Psychology and Mathematics and  Chair of the School of Psychology Ethics Committee. She coordinates and delivers courses in Psychology Research Skills on the three undergraduate psychology programmes and the Critical Psychology and Wellbeing in the Community module on the MSc. Psychology and Wellbeing course. 

Louise is the Principal Investigator on a number of projects including the H2020 Erasmus+ INTenSE project (simulation of dementia experience;, the H2020 CAPTAIN project (e-coaching for older adults; and the National Dementia Registry Model Development (DoH, HSE funded) and a member of the Centre for eIntregrated Care ( She is also co-founder and co-chair of the Alzheimer Cafe Leixlip (


Read more about Louise and the research and publications here

Dr Regina Connolly
Dr Regina Connolly

Professor Regina Connolly specialises in Information Systems at Dublin City University Business School.  Her research focuses on Public Sector digital transformation and her work has guided government national policy.  She previously served as Deputy Vice-President for Research & Innovation for the university and also served for 4 terms as Director of the award-winning Masters in Electronic Commerce programme, which she successfully led through 2 EPAS accreditations.  She is a co-founder of the Centre for eIntegrated Care.  In her undergraduate  degree she received the Kellogg Award for outstanding dissertation and in 1997 was awarded an MSc degree with distinction. She received her PhD in Information Systems from Trinity College, Dublin. She was an Invited Visiting Professor at Oxford University in 2009-2010 and is Professor Invité at H.E.C European Business School, Paris. Her external PhD examiner appointments include the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, University College Cork, NUI Galway and she has acted as external examiner for MIS programmes at Trinity College Dublin and at University College Cork.    

Read more about Regina's publications here

Dr Matteo Zallio - Adjunct
Dr Matteo Zallio - Adjunct

Matteo Zallio, M.Arch, Ph.D., is on a mission to make emergent technologies accessible and inclusive for all. Matteo is an award-winning designer, researcher, and professor. He has a unique background in helping businesses to develop futuristic technologies that are inclusive and consider different aspects of human diversity such as ability, language, culture, gender, and age. He is currently a senior UX researcher at Autodesk, a senior research fellow at the University of Cambridge, an adjunct faculty member at Dublin City University, chairman at the National Standards Authority of Ireland, previously a Fulbright research fellow at Stanford University, and an A. Graves research fellow at Technological University Dublin.

Along with his academic and business roles, he is constantly involved as a mentor for businesses and designers. In his free time, you can find him biking, building some new tools, or talking about culture, arts, economics, and technology.

Read more about Dr Matteo Zallio here or contact him through his twitter account here 

2022 publications:

Books and books chapters

Zallio M. (2022). Age Friendly Design. Genova University Press, ISBN: 978-88-3618-127-8. Link

Zallio M., Zanutto, O. (2022). Housing a misura di senior. Progettare abitazioni age-friendly. Maggioli Editore, ISBN: 978-88-916-5811-1. Link - Amazon

Auernhammer J., Zallio M., Domingo L., Leifer L. (2022). Facets of Human-Centered Design: The Evolution of Designing by, with, and for People. In Design Thinking Research, Springer International Publishing, ISBN: 978-3-031-09297-8 DOI: Link - Download

Zallio M. (2022). Human Factors and Assistive Technology. Proceedings of the 13th AHFE 2022 International Conference on Human Factors and Assistive Technology, New York, USA, July 24-28, 2022. Issue 37, vol 37. ISBN: 978-1-958651-13-1, DOI: Link - Download


Zallio M., Clarkson P.J. (2022). The inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility audit. A post-occupancy evaluation method to help design the buildings of tomorrow. Building and Environment, 2022, 109058, ISSN 0360-1323,

Zallio M., Grey T., Boland P., Kelly H., White P.J., O’Ferrall E. (2022). Online-based participatory design.A Case Study of Developing International Standards During a Pandemic. Strategic Design Research Journal. Volume 15, number 01, January–April 2022. 39-51. DOI: 10.4013/sdrj.2022.151.05. Link

Zallio M., Porfirione C., Burlando F. (2022). From Open-Source 3D Printing to Industrial Manufacturing. A Life Cycle Assessment Study on Handy Multitool. DIID Journal (Disegno Industriale, Industrial Design), Issue N°76/22. Designrama. ISBN: 979-12-5477-097-9. Link


Zallio M., Clarkson P. J. (2022). The Inclusive Design Canvas. A Strategic Design Template for Architectural Design Professionals. Proceedings of the Design Society, 2, 81-90. doi:10.1017/pds.2022.9 Download

Zallio M., Ohashi, T.  (2022). The Evolution of Assistive Technology: A Literature Review of Technology Developments and Applications. In: Matteo Zallio (eds) Human Factors in Accessibility and Assistive Technology. AHFE (2022) International Conference. AHFE Open Access, vol 37. AHFE International, USA. Download

Korn O., Zallio M. (2022). Perspectives on Social Health Robots: How Experts’ Views Improved from 2017 to 2021. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA '22). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 125–128. - Download