Caoimhe Gleeson HSE

Caoimhe Gleeson, National Programme Manager

HSE National Office for Human Rights and Equality Policy

www.assisteddecisionmaking.ie

Caoimhe Gleeson is National Programme Manager for the National Office for Human Rights and Equality Policy at the Health Service Executive (HSE). Caoimhe is the HSE representative on the Inter-departmental Steering Board for the commencement of the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015 and co-ordinated the drafting of the Healthcare Codes of Practice on the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act (2015) on behalf of the Minister for Health which were submitted to the Decision Support Service. As a member of the National Disability Authority Technical Group, Caoimhe was involved in drafting of the non-healthcare Codes of Practice on the 2015 Act on behalf of the Department of Justice also submitted to the Decision Support Service.

Caoimhe has responsibility for the HSE National Consent Policy, the implementation of the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015 when it is commenced and works to progress equality, human rights advocacy, policy and service development for people with disabilities, minority communities and other diverse groups in Ireland. She holds a Master’s Degree in Community Development, a Professional Diploma in Equality and Human Rights and is an accredited mediator. She is currently studying for an LLB.

Caoimhe was a ministerial appointee to the National Research Ethics Committee for COVD-19 during its tenure from April to August 2020 and is a member of the National Research Ethics Committees (NREC) for Clinical Trials.

Caoimhe co-edited a recent publication with Professor Mary Donnelly, School of Law, UCC in collaboration with the Decision Support Service titled The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015: Personal and Professional Reflections.

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