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The Health and Europe Centre has more than 20 years’ experience in large-scale research and service improvement collaboration within the health sector. This includes cross-sectoral partnership building, project development and project management. We have successfully bid for and managed over €70 million of EU projects between 2014-20. Our role as a convenor of different organisations covering the NHS, local government, third sector organisations, SMEs and universities, to focus on finding co-created solutions to specific issues, together with our expert lead partner skills, creates dynamic project partnership and saves valuable time and resources.
Established in UK the late 1990s, and newly established in Ireland, as not-for-profit organisations, our speciality is externally funded project development and support for the health and social care sectors. We provide an end-to-end service in terms of developing an idea, finding an appropriate funding stream, building the consortium, writing and submitting the bid, and then project managing the project on approval, ensuring it runs on time and on budget. Through this in-depth work, we have developed a unique and profound understanding of how health and social care systems operate and how innovation can be practically transferred and implemented between countries. Our experience and expertise can benefit health and wellbeing, social care or educational organisation – whether statutory or voluntary.
Alice Chapman-Hatchett – Health and Europe Centre Director started her professional life as a translator before moving towards health and European Affairs. She has extensive European and public sector experience in directing and managing international projects and partnerships in Europe and further afield. She has 15 years’ experience of working in the public health field, in areas such as diabetes, dementia, sexual health, health systems, perinatal mental health, social inclusion, men’s mental health and healthy diets.
As director, Alice focuses on promoting co-operation with health and social care experts locally, nationally and in other countries to develop projects, explore evidence of good practice and create links for exchanges and shared learning. She co-ordinates the work of her team and is also responsible for all management aspects of the Centre.
In December 2020 Alice was elected as the President of the European Public Health Alliance.