Sinead was appointed to Council in November 2016 on the nomination of the Minister for Health. Sinead is a Principal Clinical Psychologist with the Health Service Executive with 25 years’ experience of the Irish mental health services. In 2002, Sinead was appointed as Director of Clinical Practice on the Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology, Trinity College Dublin, with responsibility for the delivery and development of quality clinical practice for clinical psychology trainees. Sinead holds the position of Adjunct Assistant Professor in Trinity’s School of Psychology with specific interests in personal and professional development, service user involvement, mental health and clinical supervision.
Sinead has knowledge and experience in the development and maintenance of quality assurance and educational governance systems within clinical practice education. Sinead has experience of validation of overseas practitioner psychologists on behalf of the Psychological Society of Ireland advising the Department of Health as the Competent Authority under the Free Movement EU Directive. Sinead has experience of third level institutional review and acted as both panel member and external assessor on professional accreditation panels for the Psychological Society of Ireland.