Valerie has a B.A. and M.Sc. in Psychology. She conducted this research with her colleagues Ms Emer Duffy and Ms Laura O'Rourke during her time working with the Step Ahead Vocational Rehabilitation service with Acquired Brain Injury Ireland. Ms Emer Duffy is a senior occupational therapist with Acquired Brain Injury Ireland. Ms Laura O'Rourke has a B.A. and M.Sc. in Psychology and has recently qualified as a behaviour specialist. We believe that everyone has the right to work.
Emer has a passion for working in the disability sector and rehabilitative services. Emer has been with Acquired Brain Injury Ireland for 2 years. Prior to this she worked in Beaumont and held a private practice. Emer has a masters in OT and is interested in mental health and empowering those who use her services. Emer told me when I first began my vocational facilitator role in ABII "everyone has a right to work and live the life they please".