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Deirdre Shanley
Assistant Secretary @Department of Education
Deirdre Shanley is the Assistant Secretary in the Department of Education with responsibility for the Schools Division. She led the development of the Roadmap for Return to school oversees the ongoing supports for schools in a Covid-context as well as the day to day supports. Deirdre chairs the regular meetings between the education partners, the Department and Public Health.
Dr. Abigail Collins
Consultant in Public Health Medicine @Health Services Executive
Dr. Abigail Collins is a Consultant in Public Health Medicine. She is a HSE Covid-19 Lead on school settings.
Dr. Kevin Kelleher
Assistant National Director for Public Health and Child Health @Health Services Executive
He graduated in medicine from Birmingham Medical School in 1980 and entered Public Health Practice in 1983, following a period as a junior doctor in Paediatrics. He previously held the positions of Director of Public Health with the former Mid-Western Health Board (1995 to 2005) and Director of Public Health, Wolverhampton Health Authority in England. In 2005 he Became the National Lead for Health Protection and then for Public Health and Child Health. He was acting Director of the (Irish) Health Protection Surveillance Centre 2016 - 19. He is Assistant National Director for Public Health and Child Health in the HSE.