Representation on External Committees

The PSI encourages all of our members to participate in both internal and external committees and working groups.

The PSI Guidelines for Nominees to External Committees can be viewed here

Protocol for processing calls for nominations from external agencies

  1. PSI receives a call for nominations.

  2. This call for nomination email is forwarded to the PSI President by for review/approval regarding relevance and appropriateness.

  3. Once approved by the PSI President the following process can begin.

  4. Calls for Expressions of Interest (EOI) are emailed to all PSI members in the format of a Newsletter, which includes a link to an application form and notes the deadline to apply

  5. Once the EOI deadline has passed receives and collates all EOI applicant response data and CVs and forwards them to the council via email.  will note the deadline by which a nominee should be selected in this email to the council.

  6. The Council members each vote for which applicant they consider most eligible for the role described in the EOI. This voting process may take place through email, the workplace app, or within an online or in-person meeting. Once an applicant is nominated via democratic vote and this nominee is approved by the president, the nominee's/nominees' name(s) are provided by the President to via email

  7. Before or on the deadline given by the external agency will forward the approved representative’s information/signed form back to the agency requesting the nomination for consideration.

  8. Representatives are appointed by the PSI with clear guidance regarding PSI positions and regular reporting requirements to the PSI council. 


The PSI works collaboratively with the Heads of Psychology Ireland (HPSI) with regard to psychology nominations to the Health Service Executive (HSE) Health and Social Care Professions (HSCP) Office. The guidelines for the PSI HPSI nominations process can be viewed here.  

A list of current external committees can be viewed below. If you have any queries or would like to get involved please contact the PSI Administrator email: 


PSI Representation on External Committees



HSE Older Adult Advisory Committee – Dr Niall Galligan 



HSCP COPD Support Ireland Booklet - Dr Lorna Fortune

HSCP NCP Stroke-HSCP Advisory Group - Norah Jordan and Marcia Ward        

HSCP Mental Health Service Provision NCP for Older People Model of Care Implementation Oversight Group - Nick Kidd

HSCP Shared Care Working Group-Mental Health Advisory Committee - Sharon Cunnigham

HSCP Integrated Musculoskeletal Service Pathway – Rosemary Keane 

HSCP Critical Care Advisory Group – Dr Melanie Ryberg (2022-2024)

HSCP National Clinical Programme in Infectious Disease Model of Care Working Group - Tomas Campbell

HSCP Integrated Care Pathways for Rare Diseases Stakeholder Group - Edmond O'Dea

HSCP National Clinical Programme for Eating Disorders Oversight Group - John Brennan


European Federation of Psychologists' Associations

Working Group Appointees 2023-2025 Mandate

Standing Committee on Psychology and Health – Prof. Frank Doyle and Dr Claire Hayes

Board of Assessment – Janaína Mendes 

Standing Committee on Clinical NeuroPsychology – Dr Niall Pender


International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS)

Working Group Appointees 2024-2026 Mandate

Cross-border Psychology Services – Mícheál O'Rourke 

Equality in Science – Bernadette Johnston

Global Psychology Lecture Series and Events – Rawia Suliman 

Licensure and Regulation – Dr Judith Malone

Response to Crises – Hanlie van Wyk



HRB  Steering Group for Managing Chronic Conditions in Irish Primary Care – Prof. Brian McGuire (2022-2024)

The National Clinical Programme for Obesity Working Group – Alison Burrell & Suzanne Allen

National Screening Advisory Committee (NSAC) Psychology – Dr Jennifer McSharry 

Statutory Parole Board – Dr Geraldine O'Hare & Dr Brendan Rooney