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Dr. Sarah Barry

Assistant Professor (Public Health & Primary Care)

 


Dr Sarah Barry, PhD is Assistant Professor of Health Services Management at the Centre for Health Policy and Management, Trinity College Dublin. Current and recent research projects include Health system foundations for effective Regional Integrated Care Organisations (RICOs) - co-producing evidence to inform the design of regional organisations to support integrated care in Ireland 2019-2021, Independent Evaluation of Primary Care Learning Sites for Health Service Executive- Implementation of Community Healthcare Networks, Safety Culture Implementation for the Health Service Executive, Understanding Change in Complex Health Systems - A review of the literature 2007-2017, Pathways to Universal Health Care in Ireland and the Resilience of the Irish Health System in the face of Economic Crisis. Her research focusses on integrated care and policy implementation in the context of change and complex systems. She is particularly interested in knowledge making, sharing, transfer and learning at national, service delivery, regional and local levels. Sarah currently works on universal health care (UHC) implementation in collaboration with the Sláintecare Implementation Office of the Department of Health, the Irish National Programme for Integrated Care of Older Persons, and the National Strategy Office for Primary and Community Care. She has coordinated change programmes with a variety of organisations both overseas and in Ireland and has been a visiting lecturer at the Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy and at IBAT Business College Dublin. Recently Sarah worked with the Irish Government's Oireachtas All-Party Committee on the Future of Health Care in Ireland in developing the Sláintecare Report and recommendations.
  Brain Health in Ageing   Changing Culture in Healthcare   Chronic Health   Community Health   Community Healthcare Reform   Connected Health   Culture and health   Global Health   HEALTH CARE   HEALTH CARE FINANCING   HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION   Health Care Policy   Health Care Reform   Health Services Delivery   HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH   HEALTH-CARE PROVIDERS   Integrated Community Healthcare
 Health system foundations for effective Regional Integrated Care Organisations (RICOs) - co-producing evidence to inform the design of regional organisations to support integrated care in Ireland 2019-2021
 International Literature Review - Understanding Change in Complex Health Systems
 All Party Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Health Care in Ireland - Phase 1 Workshop Process and Report Design
 All Party Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Health Care in Ireland - Phase 2 Technical Assistance and report Drafting
 Mapping the Pathway to Universal Health Care in Ireland

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Represented Trinity College Dublin on the Special Policy Group, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI). Produced 'Towards 2026: A future direction for Irish healthcare' in March 2017 2017
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International Foundation for Integrated Care January 2018
Implementation Network of Ireland and Northern Ireland September 2018
Burke, Sara; Parker, Sarah; Fleming, Padraic; Barry, Sarah, Thomas, Steve, Building health system resilience through policy development in response to COVID-19 in Ireland: From shock to reform, The Lancet Regional Health - Europe, 10, (100223), 2021, Notes: [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lanepe.2021.100223], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Thomas,S, Johnston, J, Barry, S, Siersbaek, R, Burke, S., Sláintecare implementation status in 2020: Limited progress with entitlement expansion, Health Policy, 2021, Notes: [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2021.01.009], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Barry, S, Ní Fhallúin, M, Thomas, S, Harnett, PJ, Burke, S. , Implementing Integrated Care in Practice - Learning from MDTs Driving the Integrated Care Programme for Older Persons in Ireland, International Journal of Integrated Care , 21(1):15, ((1) ), 2021, p1 - 11, Notes: [ http://doi.org/10.5334/ijic.4682], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Unruh L, Allin, S, Marchildon, Burke, S, Barry, S, Siersbaek, Thomas, S, Selina, R, Andriy, K, Alexander, M, Merkur, S, Webb, E,Williams, GA., A comparison of health policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemicin Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America , Health Policy, online 1 July, 2021, Notes: [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2021.06.012], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Embracing and Disentangling from Private Finance: The Irish System in, editor(s)Colleen Flood and Bryan Thomas , Is two-tier health care the future?, Ottawa, University of Ottawa Press, 2020, pp291 - 314, [Stephen Thomas, Sarah Barry, Bridget Johnston, Rikke Siersbaek and Sara Burke ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
Barry, S., Sheehan, A., Kennedy, L.A., Crowley, G., Evaluating Community Healthcare Networks Primary Care Development in Ireland focussing on Stakeholder Engagement, SPHeRE Network, 6th Annual Conference - Data to Policy, RCSI Dublin, 25 February 2020, 2020, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Barry, S., Sheehan, A., Kennedy, L.A., Crowley, G. , Evaluating Community Healthcare Networks Primary Care Development in Ireland focussing on Stakeholder Engagement, International Conference of Realist Research, Evaluation and Synthesis, Dublin Castle, Dublin, 24-26 March 2020, 2020, Conference Paper, APPROVED
Barry, S., Burke, S. , The Challenge of Co-Creating a Living Implementation Framework with Evaluation (LIFE) to Deliver Integrated Care at Whole of System Scale in Ireland, International Journal of Integrated Care, 20th International Conference on Integrated Care, Sibenik, Croatia, 27-29 April 2020, 2020, Conference Paper, APPROVED
Burke Sar, McGettrick Grainn, Foley Kare, Manikandan Manjul, Barry Sarah, The 2019 neuro-rehabilitation implementation framework in Ireland: Challenges for implementation and the implications for people with brain injuries, Health Policy, 2020, Notes: [https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168851020300051], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Barry, Sarah, Contextual Analysis for Practical Action (CAPA) Understanding context for practical learning and implementing change in complex systems, Global Implementation Conference 2019, Glasgow, Scotland, 16-17 September 2019, 2019, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
  

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Sarah Barry, Sharing the learning from the Nurture Programme: Infant Health and Wellbeing - Placing the learning in the context of international experience of change processes, Sharing the learning from the Nurture Programme: Infant Health and Wellbeing, RCSI Dublin, 4th March, 2020, Katherine Howard Foundation, Notes: [Placing the learning in the context of international experience of change processes], Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Sarah Barry, Richard Dalton & Jessica Eustace-Cook, Understanding Change in Complex Health Systems -a review of the literature on change management and social care 2007 - 2017, 2018, Review, PUBLISHED
Fleming, Padraic; McGilloway, Sinead; Barry, Sarah, Individualised funding in Ireland: Identifying and implementing lessons from elsewhere, Frontline - the Irish voice of intellectual disability, (101), 2015, p1-3 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED

  

My research interests focus on the challenges of health system and organisational change in terms of policy translation, integrated care delivery, health and social care system reform. Currently I am progressing these interests through the follow research projects: Health system foundations for effective Regional Integrated Care Organisations (RICOs) - co-producing evidence to inform the design of regional organisations to support integrated care in Ireland 2019-2021, Independent Evaluation of Primary Care Learning Sites for Health Service Executive- Implementation of Community Healthcare Networks, Safety Culture Implementation for the Health Service Executive, Understanding Change in Complex Health Systems - A review of the literature 2007-2017, Pathways to Universal Health Care in Ireland and the Resilience of the Irish Health System in the face of Economic Crisis.