Meet the Team
Peter Brabazon, CEO and General Manager, Specialisterne Ireland.
Peter is a Dubliner, and an electrical engineer with a diploma in Business Strategy. He is married with three sons, one of whom has Asperger autism.
In 2012 after 35 years in communications, industrial energy conservation and education Peter became a founder and the General Manager of Specialisterne Ireland, CLG, a social enterprise company and charity.
Noreen is the operations Manager for Specialisterne Ireland and oversees the daily running of the company. She is responsible for programme development and monitoring. She also works with candidates on an individual basis to develop skills necessary for employment and providing ongoing support to candidates in the workplace
Noreen has a background in psychological science, education and human resources. She has several years of experience in the area of research and supporting the development of communication skills in people on the autistic spectrum.
Adie is the Lead Assessment and Support Executive for the Dormant Funds Programme. Adie is responsible for promoting employment opportunities for candidates as well as the assessment of candidate needs. She oversees the CV review process and works with candidates to develop skills for employment and supports them to move closer towards employment opportunities.
Adie has a background in Psychology and has completed an MSc in Social Policy. She has previous experience working with both adults and children on the autism spectrum and supporting them to reach their full potential.
Disha is the Training & Wellbeing Executive at Specialisterne Ireland. She holds a Postgraduate Degree in Psychiatry and a MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology. She has extensive experience and professional background in Mental Health, Psychology, Wellness Coaching and Management.
She mainly provides on-going support to our candidates, their managers and ensures the wellbeing of all involved in Employment. In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities in nature, and socialising with people from different cultural backgrounds.
Terry supports our candidates in the Munster region. She is responsible for the assessment of candidate needs, working with them on a one to one basis to aid them to develop skills for employment. She provides on-going support for our candidates placed in employment roles to make the experience a positive one for all involved.
Terry has a BSc in Business and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. She worked in finance in the Pharmaceutical industry before moving into the training and recruitment sectors.
Susan is responsible for supporting candidates to settle into their new employment roles in partner companies. She also provides ongoing support to both our candidates and their managers to make sure that the experience is a positive one for all involved.
Susan has a strong background in Psychology, Recruitment and Life Coaching. She also has several years of experience employed in HR roles which informs her engagement with candidates and businesses.
Lara supports the CEO by providing evidence-based solutions for Specialisterne Ireland. She also collaborates across the team. Her primary duties - rooted in research - cover strategy implementation, grant writing, designing staff training guides/briefs, and policy analysis.
Lara received her PhD in Literature from Trinity College Dublin, where she worked as a Government of Ireland Postgraduate Research Scholar, funded by the Irish Research Council. An experienced instructor, she has tutored at universities.
Frank, an Accountant, worked with the Musgrave Group for more than 20 years as Financial Controller, IT systems Development and Business Development Manager. He is an experienced Management Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in project management particularly in the social enterprise sector. Frank served as a Director, Company Secretary and Financial Controller of Specialisterne CLG from 2013 to 2020 and was an integral part of the development of the company. Frank retired from the Specialisterne Ireland board in 2020 to concentrate on the development of Specialisterne Ireland in the Cork and Munster region.
David is responsible for assessing candidate suitability for employment and supporting individuals with additional needs to seek, gain and maintain employment.
David possesses a B.Sc. and M.Sc. Degree in Behavioural Psychology, as well as a PG.Dip. in Learning, Training & Development.
David comes from a Behaviour Support Background and has extensive work experience in HR & Training roles also.
Sinéad comes from a psychology background having completed an MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology. Previous to this, she completed a BA in Psychology and Sociology. Her short-term work as a special needs assistant sparked her interest in neurodiversity.
Sinéad is responsible for assisting candidates with CV development, interview preparation and continued support through employment. She is also involved in running the mentorship programme where Specialisterne connects mentors with candidates to provide a uniquely dynamic learning partnership.
Imogen is responsible for supporting candidates through building CVs, interview preparation and providing support throughout employment. Imogen also works collaboratively on Specialisterne Ireland’s social media platforms, creating content and graphics using Canva.
Imogen has a qualification of an MSc in psychological Science. She has experience within a retail role and childcare, through which her ability to support those with additional needs has flourished.
Claudia is responsible for assisting candidates with CV and Interview Skills development. Claudia works with candidates one-to-one to reach their professional potential in gaining and maintaining employment.
Claudia holds an MSc in Developmental Psychology. Claudia has a several years’ experience in various support roles such as an Assistant Psychologist and within the areas of Family Support, Adult Autism Services and Domestic Violence Services.