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MedWise Occupational Health and Travel Health Services

MedWise People Profile

Dr Deidre Gleeson - Medical Director and Specialist Occupational Health Physician

Dr Deirdre GleesonPrimary Degree:

Trinity College, Dublin
Graduated 1992, MB BCh BAO

Profile:

In 2000, Deirdre left general practice to pursue a career in Occupational Medicine.

In 2004, Deirdre completed the 4 year specialist registrar training in Occupational Medicine

In 2005, Deirdre founded the MedWise Occupational Health Services to provide Occupational Health medical services to employers. Deirdre works full-time as the Medical Director of Medwise and it’s chief specialist OH Physician. Deirdre has a special interest in communication with treating doctors, case management and all aspects of fitness for work.

In 2011, Founded Medwise Calcutta Project to help street children

Qualifications:

  • 1994 Family Planning Certificate
  • 1995 Diploma in Child Health
  • 1996 Diploma in Obstetrics and Women’s Health
  • 1996 Member of the Irish College of General Practitioners
  • 2000 Licentiate of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine
  • 2000 Higher Diploma Occupational Medicine
  • 2004 Member of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine
  • 2010 Fellow of the Faculty of the Occupational Medicine

Professional:

Accredited Specialist in Occupational Medicine Associations

Dr Haji Muhammad - Specialist Occupational Health Physician

Dr Haji Muhammad Primary Degree:

University College Cork, Ireland
Graduated 2002, MB BCH BAO

Profile:

Haji graduated from UCC medical college in 2002

Between 2002 and 2007, Haji worked in a wide range of clinical departments as an Intern and SHO in Cork and Limerick hospitals

From 2008 to 2009, Haji worked as a Registrar in Palliative Medicine in a Limerick Hospice for 2 years

In 2010, Haji started a 4 year full time training course in occupational medicine

18 months - Specialist Registrar - Beaumont Hospital OH Dept

12 months - Specialist Registrar - CIE Medical Dept

18 months - Specialist Registrar - Medmark Occupational Healthcare

In Jan 2014, Haji completed his specialist training in occupational medicine

In the first half of 2014, Dr Haji worked as a temp consultant in Beaumont Hospital OH Dept

In June 2014, Haji joined MedWise as a Specialist OH physician

2016 Fellowship in Occupational Medicine RCPI

Feb 2015, 2016: part-time UCD lecturer to HD and Masters student, OH and safety

May 2014: MFOM OSPE examiner Oil and Gas, UK (Offshore medical certification) Nov 2015 (Aberdeen)

Qualifications:

  • 2002 UCC Primary medical degree MB BCH BAO
  • Honours Epidemiology/Public Health and ENT
  • 2005 Specialist Medical Training completion
  • 2012 Membership of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine
  • 2014 Specialist Registration in Occupational Medicine
  • 2014 Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of United Kingdom

Professional:

Accredited Specialist in Occupational Medicine Associations

Dr Sasha Hennessy - Specialist Occupational Health Physician

Dr Sasha HennessyPrimary Degree: The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Graduated 2007, MB BCh BAO

Profile:

Sasha graduated from RSCI in 2007 and trained in Clinical Medicine in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin and Letterkenny General Hospital.

Sasha completed Basic Specialist Training in General Medicine in 2010.

From 2010 -2011, Sasha worked as a Registrar for the Immunology Department in Beaumont Hospital and completed a first year certificate in intermediate training in Immunology.

Sasha went on to complete formal Occupational Medicine training in July 2015. 

Sasha has an interest in sports injuries, mental health and toxicology. 

Qualifications:

1998: Bachelor of Fine Arts New York University

2007: RCSI Primary Medical Degree MB BCh BAO

2010: Completed Basic Medical Training

2010: National Qualification in Neuromuscular and Physical Therapy

2013: Licentiate of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine

2014: Member of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine

2014: Training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

2015: Specialist Registration in Occupational Medicine

Professional:

Accredited Specialist in Occupational Medicine Associations

Carol Kennedy - Operations Manager

Carol Kennedy, Occupational Health Nurse managerProfile:

Carol joined Medwise in 2007 to head up Nurse led services

Carol is dual qualified as specialist OH nurse and as a health and safety consultant

Prior to joining Medwise, Carol worked as:

  • Health and Safety Manager at Green Isle Foods, Naas
  • Health and Safety Manager at Kerry Foods, Shillelagh
  • Occupational health Advisor at Kerry Foods, Shillelagh
  • Occupational Health and Safety Officer, DIT
  • Staff Nurse at St James Hospital, Dublin

Carol is the main resource for Travel Health consultations for our Travel Clinic

Carol has responsibility for MedWise Nurse led services, such as:

  • On-Site OH Nurse medical assessments
  • In-Clinic OH Nurse assessments
  • On-Site Health Surveillance
  • Travel health advice and vaccinations
  • Occupational vaccinations

Carol supervises a group of OH staff Nurses and a pool of contract OH nurses

Qualifications:

  • RGN, RNP, H Dip Occ Health, CMIOSH, RSP

  • 1996 - 1999: Diploma in Nursing Studies/ Registered General Nurse
    St. James’s Hospital/Trinity College Dublin

  • 2002 – 2003: Higher Diploma in Applied Science
    (Occupational Health and Hygiene).
    National University of Ireland, Galway

  • 2012 Certificate in Nurse prescribing RCSI

  • Qualified OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor
    Qualified Occupational First Aid Instructor
    Manual Handling trained
    Certified in Emergency First Response
    Certified in Audiometry
    Certified in Spirometry
    IHF Basic Life Support Instructor
    Ergonomics Awareness Training

Professional membership:

  • CMIOSH - Chartered member Institute occupational safety and health
  • RSP – Registered safety practitioner
  • RNP – Registered Nurse Prescriber
  • Registered with An Bord Altranais as an Occupational Health Nurse