General Manager – Portfolio Lead
Brian Kearney is the Portfolio Lead in Dublin South, Kildare and West Wicklow Community Healthcare Organisation (CHO7). He is a previous member of the Senior Management Team in Naas General Hospital as Operations Manager. Brian is the Professional Development Officer and past Chairperson of the Biomedical / Clinical Engineering Association of Ireland (BEAI). He has previously worked as a Senior Clinical Engineer and has been involved in medical equipment and clinical information system management, along with senior roles in project management and hospital services such as power generation systems. Brian has a 1st Class Honours BEng (Hons) in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from DIT Kevin Street. He also has an MSc in Bioengineering with 1st class Distinction from Trinity College Dublin, with research interests focusing around electrophysiological signal analyses. His primary area of research was into the analysis and use of behavioural actions and electroencephalograph (EEG) signals recorded from stroke patients in relation to attention disorders associated with unilateral spatial neglect. Brian also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management from Trinity College Dublin with first class Distinction. Brian has a keen interest in professional development and along with being current Chairperson of the national body for Biomedical/Clinical Engineers (BEAI), he is National Secretary of the Clinical Engineering Professional Vocational Group (CEPVG), an Executive member of the Biomedical Engineering Division of Engineers Ireland and an Independent Expert with NSAI ETCI TC10. He is also the National representative for Clinical Engineers on the Health & Social Care Professionals (HSCP) national Advisory Group.