Anna Tjin is a Research Assistant in RCSI SIM, Centre for Simulation Education and Research in RCSI, Dublin. She obtained her credential as a Sustainability Engineer from Tunghai University (Taiwan), where she worked as a researcher and teaching assistant. In Taiwan, she also worked as a human resource coordinator and language specialist, in which she first interacted with the migrant population in the country.
After witnessing the inequality and burden of the migrant population in Taiwan, she started her research journey by creating community-led research projects that aim to improve the resiliency and well-being of the population. She undertook a master’s degree in global health from Trinity College Dublin. She then worked as a Healthcare Coordinator in Uniphar Group, one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in Ireland, to design a personalised treatment plan for oncological patients in the APEC region, while acting as the South Asia Regional Research Officer for the Coping with Isolation and Loneliness during COVID-19 (CLIC) project in collaboration with Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI).
Her research interests include geriatric care, resiliency, wellbeing, peer support, and the use of simulation to prepare learners for real-world experiences.