Brian Kinsella (coordinator) Brian initially studied Mechanical Engineering, followed by a Masters in Bio-engineering. With experience in a range of fields, from research in the Institute of Ophthalmology to Production Management, Brian completed another degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics in 1994. In 1997 he set up a clinical practice as an orthotist with his colleague Ciarnaid Hayes. Their clinical practice works with physiotherapists and consultants in Crumlin Hospital, Enable Ireland and many Community Care areas.
Gomathy AnanthanGomathy graduated as an Occupational Therapist in 2000 and holds Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University. She has been working as a Primary Care Occupational Therapist in Ireland since 2005. She currently works as a Senior Occupational Therapist, with the HSE in South Tipperary. She works with client group of all ages and different diagnoses to promote independence and self reliance despite personal limitation. She has been involved with IPMN committee since 2009.
John TiernanNow manager of Enable Ireland’s SeatTech Service, John’s introduction to the field of posture and mobility came through undergraduate work for the OT department in the Royal Hospital Donnybrook. This experience led on to an MEngSc, the subject of which was wheelchair design. Since completing this Masters in 2001, John has worked as Clinical Engineer for Enable Ireland SeatTech, NovitaTech Adelaide, and the RBWH Brisbane Rehabilitation Engineering Centre (Australia). John participates in International Standards development, seating research and design, and transport safety.