Shane is a qualified Occupational Therapist with more than 20 years’ experience working in both health and social care sectors and, since 1995, has specialised in the area of housing adaptation and design. He is an experienced trainer and public speaker, delivering courses regularly on accessible housing issues and presenting at conferences and access related public events.
Shane was employed until recently as Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist in Housing for the Northern Health and Social Care Trust in NI and was responsible for providing professional support and clinical leadership for occupational therapists involved in the housing adaptation process, particularly in relation to complex cases. He has now been appointed as Housing Liaison Manager for the Housing Executive and Dept of Health and Social Services.
Shane is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists’ Specialist Section in Housing and is the Northern Ireland representative on the National Executive Committee. He sits on the Design Standards Panel of Disability Action Northern Ireland.