Dr Aoife Gallagher is a Course Director and Lecturer in the School of Allied Health. She worked as a Speech and Language Therapist and as a health services manager across a range of healthcare settings prior to being awarded a HRB scholarship, to complete a PhD in Health Services Research as part of the SPHeRE Programme. Aoife is PI on a HRI-HIST funded Implementation Science research project in collaboration with Newcastle University, aimed at developing a universal level intervention for children and young people with speech and language needs (SLCN) in school. Aoife has a particular interest in rights-based healthcare and participatory research methodologies. Aoife is actively engaged in knowledge translation work with stakeholders across Ireland to facilitate uptake of the findings from her research as part of a multi-national study (CATALISE). Aoife is also involved in a multi-phased study, funded by NISE, focused on enhancing inter-professional education opportunities across HEIs for SLTs and teachers in training. 


Lyons, R., Carroll, C., Gallagher A.L., Tancredi H. (2022) ‘Understanding the perspectives of children and young people with speech, language and communication needs: how qualitative research can inform practice’, International Journal Speech- Language Pathology, available: https://doi.org/10.1080/17549507.2022.2038669 

Gallagher, A.L., Murphy, C.A, Fitzgerald, J. and Law, J. (2021) ‘Addressing implementation considerations when developing universal interventions for speech, language and communication needs in the ordinary classroom: A protocol for a scoping review’, HRB Open Research, available: https://doi.org/10.12688/hrbopenres.13249.3 

Gallagher, A. L., Galvin, R., Robinson, K., Murphy, C-A., Conway, P. F. and Perry, A. (2020) ‘The characteristics, life circumstances and self-concept of 13 year olds with and without disabilities in Ireland: A secondary analysis of the Growing Up in Ireland (GUI) study’, PloS ONE, 15(3), e0229599, available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0229599

Gallagher, A.L., Murphy, C-A., Conway, P. F. and Perry, A. (2019) 'Engaging multiple stakeholders to improve speech and language therapy services in schools: an appreciative inquiry-based study', BMC Health Services Research, 19(1), 226, available: http//dx.doi.org/ 10.1186/s12913-019-4051-z

Gallagher, A.L., Tancredi, H. and Graham, L.J. (2018) ‘Advancing the human rights of children with communication needs in school’, International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 20:1,128-132, available: http//dx.doi.org/ 10.1080/17549507.2018.1395478.