Other Directors and Divisional Directors
Audrey Harris, Interim Director of Medicine and Emergency Medicine
Audrey has been a Registered General Nurse since 1991 and is a graduate of the Ulster University with a Specialist Practice qualification. Audrey has worked in Health and Social Care since qualifying in various roles across community and acute settings. She moved to the Northern Trust in 2003 as a District Nursing Sister and has held roles as an Integrated Team Manager, Community Lead Nurse, General Manager and worked within the Community Division in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust until 2017.
Audrey was appointed to the role of Assistant Director of Emergency Medicine covering Antrim, Causeway and Whiteabbey Hospital sites in March 2017. As of July 2020, Audrey was appointed as Interim Director of Medicine and Emergency Medicine and holds responsibility for Emergency Medicine, Specialty Medicine and Trust-wide Dietetic services.
Personal Assistant: Deborah Smyth, Email Deborah.email@example.com, Tel: 028 9442 4310.
Petra Corr, Interim Divisional Director of Mental Health, Learning Disability and Community Wellbeing
Dr Petra Corr is Interim Director of Mental Health, Learning Disability and Community Well Being Services and is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. Since qualifying from Queen’s University Belfast in 1994, Petra has worked as a Clinical Psychologist in Learning Disability and Mental Health Services and has particular expertise in relation to models of community treatment services. Having managed Occupational Health and Well Being Services over recent years in NHSCT, she has an interest and focus on staff health and wellbeing. Throughout the first surge of Covid 19, Petra was very involved in the coordination of Regional approaches to support staff.
Petra has led on the development of IMPACT Research Centre – a cutting edge psychological and mental health consortium. This is a collaboration between Ulster University Institute of Mental Health Services, NICRN MH Network and NHSCT.
Petra is currently the Psychology Advisor to the Chief Medical Officer and provides psychological advice on a range of areas including the Regional Muckamore Assurance Group, the Regional Obesity Management Steering Group and the Advisory Group on the Enhanced Primary Care Teams. As an Honorary Lecturer at Queen’s University of Belfast she contributes to the training of the Clinical Psychology Workforce.
Personal Assistant: Donna Walsh, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 028 9442 4321
Diane Spence, Interim Divisional Director of Community Care
Diane was appointed to the role of Interim Divisional Director of Community Care on April 2022. She is responsible for a wide range of services to older people in the community including Community Integrated Teams, Homecare, Treatment Room Services, District Nursing, Community Hospitals, Residential, Day Care and Supported Living Services, Sensory Impairment and the Macmillan Unit.
Prior to this Diane worked in Mental Health and Learning Disability Services for over 15 years and took up post of Assistant Director in 2018. During this time Diane was responsible for all Adult Mental Health Services across community and acute services in the Northern Trust. This included inpatient services in both Holywell Hospital and Ross Thomson Unit, Causeway Hospital amounting to 136 beds including a regional Addiction Inpatient Service.
Diane was also responsible for a range of community services including Adult Community Mental Health Services, Mental Health Services for Older People including a range of Dementia Services, Community Addiction Services, Forensic Services, Personality Disorder Service, Conditions Management Programme, Recovery College, Mental Health Supported Living Services, Towards Zero Suicide, Mental Health Liaison Service and Crisis Response Home Treatment Services.
Personal Assistant: Adele Evans, Email email@example.com, Tel: 028 9442 4317.
Kevin McMahon, Interim Divisional Director of Surgical and Clinical Services
Kevin joined the HSC 25 years ago and has worked in Trusts, the Public Health Agency and the Department of Health. He has experience across both community and hospital services.
Kevin returned to the Northern Trust in 2017 as an Assistant Director within the Medicine and Emergency Medicine division and in September 2021 was appointed to the position of Interim Director of Surgery and Clinical Services. In this role Kevin is responsible for inpatient and day case surgery, GI and Endoscopy, critical care, anaesthetics, theatres, outpatient departments, specialist dental, cancer services, Radiology, Physiotherapy, Orthoptics, Laboratory Services and booking and administration teams.
Personal Assistant: Mary-Jo Huey, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 028 9442 4316.
Neil Martin, Interim Divisional Director of Strategic Development and Business Services
A graduate of Queen’s University Belfast, Neil spent several years living and working in France before returning to Northern Ireland in 2003.
He entered the health service through the HSC Management Training Scheme and joined the Northern Trust in 2010 as Project Manager for Acute Service Reform. Neil worked in the acute hospital divisions as Performance and Service Improvement Manager and Assistant Director for Modernisation, Reform and Performance before taking up the post of Interim Divisional Director of Strategic Development and Business Services in October 2019.
Personal Assistant: Mary Frances Bell, Email: email@example.com, Tel: 028 9442 4318
Paddy Graffin, Interim Director of Integrated Care and Partnerships
Paddy took up the role as Interim Director of Integrated Care and Partnerships on 1 July 2021. Prior to this, he was Assistant Director of Estate Services. He has worked predominantly in Health and Social Care since 1994. After a period of four years in the private sector, he returned to the Health Service in July 2001 as Information Systems and Telecommunications Manager. He was then Head of Support Services and General Manager of Facilities before his appointment as Assistant Director of Estate Services in 2017.
Professional development opportunities have been important to Paddy throughout his career and he completed a range of professional and academic qualifications including Masters in Public Administration (UU). He has served his entire Health and Social Care career in the Northern Trust area and is committed to improving outcomes for all service users.
Personal Assistant: Linda Johnson, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 028 9442 4027.