Our team combines medical and technical expertise, providing you with resources to cope with the stress of working through COVID-19.
Dr. Margaret O’Rourke
Dr. Margaret O’Rourke is a practicing Clinical Psychologist, researcher, and medical educator.
After graduating from UCC, Dr. O’Rourke completed a master’s training in Psychological Medicine, at the School of Medicine University of Glasgow, and a doctorate in Forensic Clinical Psychology, at Surrey University.
Dr. O’Rourke is currently based in the School of Medicine at University College Cork, Ireland, where she leads on Behavioural Science and Psychological Medicine. Margaret is also the founder and director of the SAFEMED programmes that are designed to prevent burnout and build health, well-being, and resilience for doctors in training and doctors in practice.
SAFEMED programmes are evidence-based and focus on helping doctors cope with the stresses and strains of the 24/7 workplace.
Dr. O’Rourke has published and presented on a wide range of important health topics and has successfully helped hundreds of patients, and clinicians, to reduce stress and anxiety, while increasing healthy coping, well-being, and resilience.
She is a chartered Consultant Forensic and Clinical Psychologist (BPS/HCPC UK) and is a chartered scientist with the British Science Council.
Ultan is a Business Information Systems graduate from University College Cork, Ireland.
During his time at Ernst & Young (EY), Ultan worked on the world’s largest ever healthcare project, consulting on clinical and non-clinical strategies.
Ultan was a participant in the Babson College Summer Venture Program, the top college for entrepreneurship globally, for his work with Daybreak, a wellness technology company that provided wellness interventions to office workers.
Ultan has been researching the physician burnout epidemic and its consequences for many months, and Ultan’s commitment to Boost is to help provide mental and physical health resources to healthcare professions in Ireland and overseas.
Professor Abbie Lane
Professor Abbie Lane, MD LRCPSI FRCPsych FFSEM is a Consultant Psychiatrist based in Dublin where she runs her clinic. She is an Associate Professor at UCD and an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, RCSI. As well as running her clinic she is an Associate Dean with St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services.
She completed her medical education at The Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin and qualified in Medicine in 1984. She has worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist since 1996.
For almost twenty years she led a clinic specialising in Stress Assessment and Management based at St. John of God Hospital in Dublin. In 2013, she set up her practice, The Gulliver Clinic, and now provides assessment and advice to individuals and groups.
Her specialist areas include the assessment and management of stress-related illness including Anxiety, Depression, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and she is an expert on Occupational Stress and Bullying. She is known for her holistic approach to mental health and her interest in the interaction of mental and physical health.
She has published extensively both nationally and internationally and collaborated with major Institutes in London, Sweden, and the USA. She collaborated with Brenda O’Hanlon on the book ‘Stress the Common Sense Approach’, Gill and Macmillan and is co-editor, with Dr. Siobhan Barry, of ‘Understanding Mental Health’, Orpen Press. Her book ‘The Stress Handbook: managing stress for healthy living’ was published by Orpen Press in 2018.
She holds post-graduate qualifications in Statistics and Mediation /Alternative Dispute Resolution from TCD and until 2013 she was the Postgraduate Tutor, responsible for the training of junior doctors on the St. John of God, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, UCD Training Scheme in Psychiatry, one of the main training schemes in the country.
She is a Member of the UCD Fitness to Practice Proceed Committee, the Medical Council Health Committee and sits on the Medical Advisory Board of the Practitioner Health Matters Programme.
Dr. Amrita Sen Mukherjee
Dr. Sen Mukherjee is a GP with an interest in Occupational Health and has worked in the NHS for a decade. Amrita holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics with Management Studies from University College London and gained her medical degree from Kings College London with distinctions in Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences and Clinical Practice. She has also attained post-graduate medical qualifications in DRCOG, MRCGP, DOccMed and has completed an acupuncture course with BMAS.
Being a medical educator working at undergraduate level at Kings College London Medical School, Amrita is keen to ‘pay it forward’ to the next generation of medical doctors. She contributes to peer leadership development by leading and supporting the London Next Generation GP team and has had this role since 2018.
Amrita is passionate about Wellbeing at both individual and organisational level. She is currently the First5 Wellbeing Lead for the Royal College of General Practitioners. In order to further pursue her credentials in Wellbeing, Amrita is studying an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology.
As a coach, Amrita understands that good communication channels are the essence of any long-lasting professional or personal relationship, supporting clients in aligning their personal or professional values with their current reality. Amrita has developed successful approaches and skills to help clients achieve their own personal ‘optimum’ wellbeing through the promotion of healthier work-life practices and balance.