Prof Áine Carroll announced as new Chair of Traffic Medicine working group

The National Office for Traffic Medicine is delighted to announced Prof Áine Carroll as the new Chair of the Traffic Medicine working group.

Áine is Professor of Healthcare Integration and Improvement at University College Dublin and a Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine at the National Rehabilitation Hospital.

Known for her expertise in integrated care, whole system change and implementation and evaluation, she has been a fervent advocate for road safety throughout her career, serving on the RSA Board for two terms and participating in the Crashed Lives campaign.

Additionally, she is Secretary and Vice-Chair of the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) and Co-Director of IFIC Ireland. Prior to this, she was National Director of the Clinical Strategy and Programmes Division in the Health Services Executive.

During her tenure, Áine established the Integrated Care Programmes for older persons, chronic disease, children’s health and patient flow to promote coordinated care and teamwork across services and specialties, ensuring that care is provided effectively and seamlessly to patients as they move through the system. 

On her appointment, Prof Carroll commented:

"I am honoured to be appointed as Chair of the RCPI Traffic Medicine Working Group. I very much look forward to working with colleagues united by a shared passion for road safety. With the new road safety strategy and the implementation of the trauma report, it is imperative that we harness the power of ideas and data and also embrace the diversity of experience to address the challenges we face in road safety. By doing so we can strengthen lives and communities."

An experienced improvement advisor, Áine has provided advice, guidance and training on integrated care, improvement and change to leaders of healthcare systems across the world. She is passionate about Person Centred Coordinated Care, Complexity Theory in Healthcare and the power of stories.

The National Office for Traffic Medicine and the Traffic Medicine Working Group look forward to work with Prof Carroll in her new role.

Donna Noonan

Programme Coordinator, National Office for Traffic Medicine

Address: RCPI, Frederick House, 19 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2

Tel: +353 1 863 9630