Maureen Gaffney

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Maureen Gaffney

Well known broadcaster, writer and columnist on psychological issues

Dr. Maureen Gaffney is a well known broadcaster, writer and columnist on psychological issues and a commentator on current trends and changes in Irish society. A psychologist by profession, she now divides her time between her two government positions - Chairman of the National Economic and Social Forum (NESF) and member of the Board of the Health Service Executive (HSE – and her consultancy business.

She worked for many years in Trinity College Dublin as Director of the Doctoral Programme in… 

Dr. Maureen Gaffney is a well known broadcaster, writer and columnist on psychological issues and a commentator on current trends and changes in Irish society. A psychologist by profession, she now divides her time between her two government positions - Chairman of the National Economic and Social Forum (NESF) and member of the Board of the Health Service Executive (HSE – and her consultancy business.

She worked for many years in Trinity College Dublin as Director of the Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology. She served as a Law Reform Commissioner for ten years and is a former Chairman of the Council of the Insurance Ombudsman of Ireland and a number of other boards.

In 2004 she was invited to join the Women’s Leadership Board of the Kennedy School of Government Harvard University.

She currently works as an independent consultant, specialising in leadership development, Emotional Intelligence ((EI) in the workplace, and Executive Coaching. She also advises organisations on gender equality, and work-life balance issues. She has worked with a range of organisations, including the multi-national, retail, professional and financial sectors. Her primary client is Intel Ireland. She is currently delivering a five-year programme on Leadership and Emotional Intelligence to all of the senior, middle and ‘pipeline’ management on the Ireland site. Working closely with the Intel senior management team, her work is a central component of Intel Ireland Leadership and Management Curriculum. She has also worked with the Intel organisations in Israel and the US.

She is author of author of two best-selling books in psychology. She is also the author of the report commissioned by the American Chamber of Commerce ‘Industry Supporting Innovation in Education in Science & Technology.: Future proofing the Irish economy’ and co-author of Women and Corporate Governance in Ireland. She is listed in Who’s Who in Ireland and has been profiled in the Irish Times, the Sunday Tribune, the Irish Independent, the Examiner and other national media and has been listed by two national newspapers as one of the 50 most influential women in Ireland. 

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