Appointments to the Radiographers Registration Board

Following a Public Appointments Service (PAS) campaign, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., with the consent of the Minister for Business, Enterprise an Innovation appointed the following non-professional members to the Radiographers Registration Board with effect from 17 April 2018 to 23 January 2022.

Ms Carmel Breaden

Ms Breaden commenced her career as a staff nurse and progressed to roles as a psychologist in the private sector with companies in Belfast and Dublin before taking up posts in HSE Longford-Westmeath, initially as a Clinical Psychologist, and from 2002 as Principal Psychologist Manager. In this position she managed psychological services in a variety of care group areas including mental health and disability services. Her responsibilities included, inter alia, management and supervision of a large number of psychological staff, leadership and strategic development of the psychology service and maintenance of its clinical practices and service provision and delivery. Ms Breaden has served on a number of National and Regional Groups including, amongst others, National Review Group Eligibility Criteria for Recruitment of Psychologists to the HSE, and the National HSE HR working group representing Psychology. Her professional qualifications include an MSc in Psychology from QUB (Queen’s University Belfast).

Ms Edel Smyth

Ms Smyth spent the first five years of her career as a teacher in several post primary schools in Dublin. She joined the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) in 1999, initially serving in the role of Education and Industry Liaison Executive, and has worked there ever since. The FSAI is responsible for the enforcement of all food safety legislation in Ireland and coordinates this function through interaction with official agencies which agree their contribution to overall food safety system objectives. In her position as the organisation’s Information Manager, Ms Smyth’s role involves substantial engagement with these agencies, particularly in ensuring that their staff are best equipped to deliver on agreed objectives. She developed and implements the FSAI’s Information Strategy, the objective of which is to deliver information that is clear, informative and engaging to achieve the organisation’s strategic goals, and also a focus on increased use of technology. In addition, she has full management responsibility for the authority’s quality management system which plays a large part in ensuring good governance in the organisation. Ms Smyth’s professional qualifications include, amongst others, an MBs Hons in Business Practice from the IMI (Irish Management Institute).