Since qualifying as a Registered Nurse in 1982, Mary has gained extensive experience both at home and abroad working as a Midwife, Community Nurse, Cancer Nurse Specialist, Health & Safety Lecturer / Trainer and in more recent times a specialist Occupational Health Nurse Advisor. In 1997, Mary founded Health Matters (Health & Safety) Ltd and since then has overseen and guided her loyal team of staff with great leadership and professionalism. She has assisted the company to develop and grow by consistently innovating and developing new and improved services and products. This has resulted in Health Matters now being regarded as one of the premier providers of Health and Safety, Training and Consultancy within the UK and Ireland.
Shaun as Director is responsible for the overseeing and management of the various work departments within the organisation. He is heavily involved in the procurement of new business which has attributed to the companies significant growth. He is committed to ensuring process improvement, identifying and resolving any issues with operational or contractual delivery, as well as developing contract offerings to best suit customers changing requirements. A qualified Health and Safety professional, Shaun is also responsible for assisting organisations undertake occupational health needs analysis.
Connor is responsible for leading our Occupational Health department as well as performing the role of Account Manager for our clients. Connor has previously held positions in Retail Management and Business Development across a range of industries, resulting in a strong knowledge of strategic sales, customer service excellence and leading high performing teams.
Catherine graduated in 2010 from University of Ulster with a BA Hons in History with German and then completed a Masters in Irish History at Queens University Belfast, graduating in 2011. Catherine is joining us after working for 3 years as an Office Assistant in a manufacturing company and focused on sales and marketing.
Catherine’s role in Health Matters as Occupational Health Service Coordinator involves the provision and confirmation of appointments and service days.
Alwyn graduated in 2018 from University of Ulster with a BSc Hons Degree in Business Studies. Alwyn has previous experience working in clinical surroundings, having worked in optics for 3 years both on the retail and the manufacturing side. As Service Administrator in Health Matters, Alwyn ensures all clients’ appointments and service days are booked in a timely manner.
Aoife successfully graduated from Dundalk Institute of Technology with a BA (Hons) in Events Management in 2018. Aoife has gained many years of experience working in retail and hospitality in her early career.
Within Health Matters, Aoife is primarily responsible for post service administration. This involves ensuring clients receive reports within pre-agreed service level timescales.
Health Matters incoming Lead Occupational Health Advisor, Caroline Barnes, is a highly experienced nurse specialist with over 17 experience. Caroline is RN(A), SCPHN-OH qualified and is registered to practice in both the UK and Rep. of Ireland. Her main areas of expertise include absence / attendance case management, advice on vocational rehabilitation, health surveillance, policy development, clinical governance, health promotion in the Workplace, management training / coaching and ergonomic assessments. Caroline’s primary role within Health Matters involves clinical governance, supporting the nursing team and service delivery.
Claire has been a Registered General Nurse since 1995. Claire has been with the Company since 2004. She has extensive experience at a senior level.
Her role within Health Matters involves the delivery of health surveillance and health promotion programmes within various sectors of industry.
Her post graduate qualifications include a Certificate in Education and a NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety.
Additional specialist Occupational Health related training she has acquired include Audiometry, Spirometry and Case Management