Meet the Team

Clive Corry, Director and Founder

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Clive is a Director of Action Trauma which he founded in 2016 in memory of his late wife, Gillian. As a businessman, trained in Sales and Marketing, he realised that he could deploy these skills to promote a greater awareness of psychological trauma, its causes, effects and treatment, to improve the lives of others. He built Action Trauma on the foundations of love, understanding and compassion. He believes that the lessons learned from Belfast, as one of the world’s ‘trauma cities’, can be used to help others. He likes to think that out of all tragedies and sadness can come recovery, healing and improved quality of life.

Brian Corry, Director

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Brian is a Director of Action Trauma Ltd with a strong and successful background in running events and exhibitions, as a CEO, throughout Ireland. Brian has a keen interest in Trauma Recovery and uses his technical and business experience to help Action Trauma run events throughout the year to help raise awareness of trauma modalities amongst frontline professionals.

Brian is an active and practical person outdoors and indoors. He enjoys the challenges which live events regularly throw up!

Mark Duffin, Director

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Mark is a Director of Action Trauma. As Sales Director of Selfbuild Ireland for many years, he provides valuable input to the human relations and strategic planning of Action Trauma. With his experience of event sales and marketing, these skills are well utilised in the new virtual world that Action Trauma has entered as a result of the Covid-effect. Mark is a man of great compassion and understanding and these traits lend themselves to the mission of the company.

Karen Hamilton, Director

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Karen is a Director of Action Trauma.  She manages the daily operations and is key to the planning of all Action Trauma events. Karen communicates regularly with local and international organisations who exist to help promote trauma recovery throughout the world.  Karen is passionate about her work at Action Trauma and loves pulling together and coordinating a great team to make a difference locally and internationally.

Karen keeps fit and is mum to three girls with very busy diaries and this keeps her very busy outside of work.

Craig McConnell, Head of Marketing & Design

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Craig is head of marketing and design at Action Trauma, focusing on raising brand awareness and promoting the events and resources we provide through platforms such as social media, our website and printed publications. Craig joined the Action Trauma team in May 2021, and he is passionate about creative and innovative design that makes a difference.

Outside of Action Trauma, Craig is a musician and enjoys playing live music at weddings, events and hospitality venues across N. Ireland.

Claire Speers, Sales and Events Executive

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Claire is experienced in sales, marketing and business development.

With a track record of building and developing client relationships and partnerships.

With a high level of experience in all aspects of client management, Claire recognises the importance of quality customer care through personal interactions.  Claire has recently started with Action Trauma and brings a wealth of knowledge from within the charity and voluntary sector. Claire enjoys good ‘craic’ with friends old and new.

Bridget Madden, Events Executive

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Bridget is an Event Coordinator at Action Trauma, focussing on all events, but mainly on the Young Hearts and Minds Conference. Bridget has been a member of the Action Trauma team since Feb 2020. She has a strong passion for creating and managing events.  She is a fully qualified Irish Dance Instructor (TCRG) and loves to dance in her spare time.

Previously, Bridget was a professional dancer and choreographer for 10 years, having toured worldwide to over 25 countries. The transition into coordinating events was a natural shift for her and she is very excited to be part of the team raising awareness of trauma.

Ace, Office Dog

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Ace is a therapy dog and company mascot who joined Action Trauma in 2018. Ace stands for Adverse Childhood Experiences. His early life was spent in Larne with a young family of Portuguese immigrants. He brings this multicultural experience of working with young children to his role of calming and soothing everyone he meets.

His soft, kind, brown eyes and friendly manner endear him to those who may feel anxious or stressed and he willingly offers his silky, pliable ears for extra healing. Ace’s owner, Clive, finds his boundless enthusiasm and ‘can do’ attitude very uplifting and motivating – urging the whole team forward in their mission.