Stronger Together Project Officer for the Western and Northern Trust areas
Tanya is a nurse with over 25 years’ experience, most recently working in paediatric palliative care at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust. Returning to NI after a long absence to undertake this job with NIRDP has been lifechanging, and she looks forward to continuing to champion healthcare for all, but especially those most vulnerable.
She is very much enjoying being back home and all it has to offer and can’t wait to get a dog!
Stronger Together Project Officer for the Belfast, South East & Southern Trust
Ian is a public relations consultant who has in the past worked across a range of sectors, from ICT and media to education and skills. Over the past few years, he has been active in the Health Sector, across a range of charities representing neurological conditions and in medical training. He has also worked as a political researcher for many years, including on matters relating to health transformation and welfare reform, having served as a local councillor and Deputy Mayor in the past. In his spare time Ian enjoys learning and blogging about languages and travelling as widely as possible, and at weekends he desperately attempts to keep fit by serving as a panel umpire with Ulster Hockey.
Information Project Officer (funded by The Rank Foundation)
Kerry is a research scientist who has been working with our university based members as a PhD student, research associate and now as a post-doctoral research fellow.
Kerry has extensive experience of working with patients, overseeing research projects and teaching. She has also worked in diagnostic genetics and was a research associate at the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry.
She aims to help build an informative research resource on the NIRDP website while developing a library of practical information for patients, carers, scientists and healthcare professionals alike.
Kerry has three young children to keep her busy in her spare time.