Inclusion Health Special Interest Group (SIG) Webinar

Inclusion Health Special Interest Group (SIG) Webinar


1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Type

Inclusion Health Special Interest Group (SIG)

This session was hosted by the Inclusion Health Special Interest Group (SIG)  sharing and creation of knowledge on how to develop, deliver and evaluate integrated care using a human rights-based approach to inclusion and intersectionality. Adopting Maclachlan et al. (2007) thinking of inclusive health and promoting the idea of inclusion as a proactive approach to understanding the impact of the structural determinants of health and inequity experienced by so many globally.

Key values/terms:

  • Human rights-based approach
  • Intersectionality
  • Structural violence
  • Psychological trauma-informed care
  • Structural and social determinants of health
  • Person-centred care
  • Centrality of trust between patient and care-provider


Prof Clíona Ni Cheallaigh
Infectious diseases and internal medicine physician
St James’s Hospital
Trinity College, Dublin

Clíona Ní Cheallaigh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Medicine, TCD and a Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine in St James’s Hospital, Dublin. She is the Clinical Lead of the Inclusion Health Service in St James’s Hospital dedicated to improving access to specialist hospital care for socially excluded individuals. The service started in 2016 and now consists of a full interdisciplinary team providing inpatient and outpatient care. The team uses a trauma-informed, harm reduction, integrated approach to meet the needs of socially excluded people.

Her research seeks to look at the effect of social exclusion on health from a number of perspectives. Current projects include a study using translational simulation to support hospital staff in providing psychological trauma-informed care, a HRB-funded Secondary Data Analysis Project working on integrating health datasets with datasets identifying experiences of social exclusion, and studies on the effect of psychosocial stress on the the brain and the immune system. She is also a co-investigator in the SFI-funded COVID-19 TCD Research Hub and the HRB-funded National Irish COVID-19 Biobank, with a particular interest in looking at why people who are marginalized are more likely to get severe COVID-19. She has a strong interest in ensuring equity of outcomes for socially excluded people living with HIV. She is actively engaged in teaching and mentoring the next generation of doctors to provide excellent, equitable care to all patients.

Kate Frazer
Associate Professor
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems
University College Dublin (UCD)

Kate Frazer is an Associate Professor at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems at University College Dublin and is the current Director of Faculty Development.  She is a Registered General Nurse with over 30 years of clinical practice, education and research experience in nursing and health services. Her research focuses on three interconnected public health topics: inclusion health, tobacco control and Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) impacting clinical practice, health services and policy. She has been awarded over €1.7 million in research funding for studies rooted in the social determinants of health. Current studies engage with marginalized communities, including people who are experiencing homelessness and Travellers.


Austin O’Carroll
North Dublin City GP Training programme


Alejandro Gil Salmerón
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)


Maxine Radcliffe
Clinical Manager


Dr. Antoine Boivin
Co-director and Physician
Canada Research Chair in Partnership with Patients and Communities

Ghislaine Rouly
Co-director and Patient Partner
Canada Research Chair in Partnership with Patients and Communities

Paul Merrigan
Addiction Specific Case Manager
Inclusion Health Team
St James’s Hospital, Dublin

Dr. Zana Khan
GP Clinical Lead
KHP Pathway Homeless Team
Pathway Fellow
Research and Education
Honorary Senior Lecturer