Brynne is an Assistant Professor (Ad Astra Fellow) in the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems and an MSCA Fellow. Her research focuses on using theory driven evaluation methodology to understand and improve health systems, specifically at the community level in low- and middle-income countries. Most of her previous work involves research partnerships with NGO's in sub-Saharan Africa using operations research/implementation science to support strengthening health interventions. Within this, Brynne is exploring the use of realist evaluation methodology for health policy and systems research in various contexts. She has research experience in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Lebanon, Turkey and Ireland. Brynne recently completed her Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) and Irish Research Council CoFund individual post-doctoral fellowship under the CAROLINE scheme, in partnership with Concern Worldwide in Kenya. Within this, she spent the last two years on secondment to Concern Worldwide Kenya working on a community engagement for health intervention in Northern Kenya. Brynne has significant experience in the supervision of Master-level students, specifically in global health. She has taught across several institutions and modules (UCD, TCD, Kimmage Development Studies) on content related to Maternal and Child Health, Human Resources for Health, Health Systems, and Research Methods.
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