Elaine Armstrong - Director of Employability & Community InclusionElaine is currently Director of Employability & Inclusion with responsibility for our regional Employment Services and Community Inclusion Services for children and adults with disability, autism and brain injury.

Elaine is a registered Health Psychologist and holds chartered membership status with the British Psychological Society.  She is an Ulster University graduate (BSc Hons in Applied Psychology, MSc Applied Psychology, MSc Health Psychology) and holds a NVQ level 5 Operational Management qualification.  She is a member of the Regional Brain Injury Communication Group and Physical & Sensory Disability Forum.  She has played a role in the HSCB Regional Acquired Brain Injury Action Plan working groups, developing the pathway document for Adult Community Brain Injury Services for the Voluntary sector in Northern Ireland. 

Elaine has worked with Cedar Foundation since 1994. During this time, she has been instrumental in establishing the current regional Brain Injury services, launched in 1995. She has had an active role in designing and delivering socio-vocational rehabilitation programmes aimed at promoting inclusion working in close partnership with statutory services to design and deliver bespoke services for people with disability.

Elaine has experience of working on European Partnerships to bring additional expertise and learning that can be applied locally, also enhancing the opportunities for people with disabilities to have an active role in leading edge research, such as design of Brain Computer Interface technologies.