as a consultant research scientist to Media Lab Europe in December 2001.
He comes from a mixed science and humanities background, holding a degree
physics, a masters in social work and a doctorate in psychotherapy. Formerly
he has held
posts in research physics and information technology and latterly, as
a social worker and
psychotherapist.He is the Principal Social Worker (Job-Share) in the Department
and Family Psychiatry, Mater
Hospital, Director, of the
Brief Therapy Group, (a private
practice, training and consultancy agency ), trustee and co-founder of
charity dedicated to developing educational materials for parents, children
and professionals) and
senior partner at EAP
Solutions, an Employee Assistance Programme provider in Ireland.
He has published widely in the field of psychotherapy and psychology including
Focused Groupwork and Becoming
a Solution Detective and several Self-
Help Psychology Books for parents and children.
He is very
interested in the application of technology to the educational and therapeutic
arenas and has developed the Parents Plus Programmes which use video as
a means of
providing constructive feedback to parents and children to help them transform