Anne O’Loughlin is Principal Social Worker at the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) in Dublin. She completed her Social Work Training at University College Dublin and has over 25 years experience in a variety of Social Work settings in Ireland, the UK and the US.
She has worked for 20 years in Paediatric and Adult Acquired Brain Injury services in Ireland’s only Rehabilitation Hospital. Anne lectures part-time on the Masters in Social Work Programme in University College Dublin (UCD.
Anne was a founding member of BRI, the Acquired Brain Injury Advocacy Association in Ireland and is the IASW representative on the Irish Heart Foundation Council on Stoke. She is a member of the planning group for the National Clinical Programme on Rehabilitation Medicine and was part of a team who wrote the proposed model of care for children with ABI for the National Paediatric Clinical Programme.
Anne been a member of the INSWABI committee for the past 6 years and is also secretary of IASW subgroup, Social Workers in Disability. The Social Work Department at the NRH are currently engaged in research on patient, family and staff experiences of family meetings in conjunction with Dr. Sarah Donnelly from UCD. The Department is also undertaking a project to enhance the experiences of child relatives of patients with acquired brain injury who attend the NRH.