Return to Site

Gillian Berry

Head of Practice Experience in Nursing


01 661 0168

Block B, Merrion Centre, Merrion Road, Dublin 4


  • RGN
  • HDip CCU Nursing
  • PGD Infection Prevention and Control
  • PGC in Clinical Trials Management (Pharmaceutical Medicine)
  • PGC Medical Affairs (Pharmaceutical Medicine)
  • Cert in Quality and Safety




Gillian Berry is the Head of Practice Experience for the BSc (Hons) in General Nursing at Hibernia College. She is a strategic leader with over 25 years of clinical experience in the acute medical, cardiac, coronary care and infection prevention and control specialties. Her most recent roles have been in education, practice development facilitation and project management. She has a strong background in quality, patient safety, patient advocacy and healthcare innovation.

Gillian’s role is to be the liaison between the College and the clinical area where the students undertake their clinical placements for the programme. Her remit is to ensure that all students are supported while on placement and to assist those students who seek further help in their clinical learning.

She is a board member of the EIT Health Innovators Community and is Coordinator for the UK/Ireland. She founded PerCen Technologies and co-founded an open-source community at the start of the COVID-19 global pandemic — Open-Source Volunteers Extended (OSVX).

She has presented at national and international conferences and sat on European judging panels as an innovation expert. She is a former national committee member of the Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association (INCA) and was involved with many European working groups.

Research Interests

Gillian is all about Action Research, identifying and solving the unmet health and societal needs.