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.
Health Matters Lead Occupational Health Physician Dr William Jenkinson has over 20 years’ experience of working in occupational medicine. His primary role within the company is the undertaking Case Management, Ill Health Retirement and acting as a source of advice for the nursing team.
He has general interests in all areas of occupational health including assessment of vibration exposed workers, employees exposed to lead and ionising radiation. He has many years’ experience in manufacturing, engineering and working with emergency service personnel.
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.
Rebecca’s primary role within Health Matters involves the management of the company’s internal quality management system. Rebecca plays a key role in ensuring that the services provided meet the required service level standards. Rebecca graduated with a BSc Hons Degree in Business Studies from Ulster University in July 2017. Her previous roles included customer service and events co-ordinating and as part of her studies she completed her placement year with Belfast City Council.
Aileen is a Business Studies graduate from Ulster University. During her placement year, she worked for Aer Lingus in Boston and most recently has worked in a solicitor’s office based in Newry.
Within Health Matters, Aileen is primarily responsible for post service administration. This involves ensuring clients receive reports within pre-agreed service level timescales.
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.
Michelle has been a Registered Nurse since 1995 and has substantial occupational health experience.
Michelle is involved in the delivery of a wide range of Absence Management and Health Surveillance programmes to a diverse range of sectors including construction, manufacturing and local authority.
As well as her qualifications in nursing Michelle also hold a diploma in counselling and is involved in the provision of counselling services for the organisation.
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
Christine has been a registered general nurse since 2005 and since 2014 has been working in the field of Occupational Health.
Christine’s role within Health Matters involves the delivery of case management, health surveillance and health promotion programmes within various sectors of industry.
Blinne has been a registered nurse since 2002. She has a BSc(Hons) Nursing and Post Graduate Diploma in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing with 10 years experience as a Health Visitor. She has a keen interest in teaching.
She has recently been appointed to the Occupational Health team and will focus on Case Management, Health Surveillance and Health promotion programmes. She is continuing her education in the occupational health field at the University of Chester.
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.