Elaine has worked with Cedar Foundation since 1994. During this time she has been instrumental in establishing the current regional Brain Injury services, launched as a pilot in 1995. Elaine's experience involves having an active role in designing and delivering socio-vocational rehabilitation programmes aimed at promoting community inclusion after brain injury working in close partnership with statutory services to design and deliver bespoke services for people with brain injury.

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

Elaine has experience throughout her time at Cedar working on European Partnership initiatives bringing additional expertise and learning that can be applied to local services and 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.

Elaine is a member of the Northern Ireland Traumatic Brain Injury Forum and Regional Communication Group. Recently Elaine has played a role in the HSCB Regional Acquired Brain Injury Action Plan working groups, in particular in developing the pathway document for Adult Community Brain Injury Services for the Voluntary sector in Northern Ireland and proposing the training standards framework for staff working within Brain Injury Services.  Elaine is an Ulster University graduate with a BSc Hons in Applied Psychology, post-graduate qualifications in Psychology (MSc Health Psychology, MSc Applied Psychology) and holds a level 5 Operational Management qualification.  She holds professional membership of the British Psychological Society.