Mary Dunnion is Chief Inspector of Social Services and Director of Regulation with the Health Information and Quality Authority where she has worked since 2009.
She is a qualified Registered General Nurse with post-registration qualifications in critical care, midwifery and children’s nursing. Since qualifying in nursing she has attained additional qualifications in health and safety at work from University College Cork, human resource management from the National College of Ireland, clinical risk management from University College Dublin and MSc in Health Services Management from Trinity College Dublin. She has extensive experience in healthcare and has worked at executive level in a number of organisations.
She has broad experience at both practitioner and management levels in the fields of research, training and development, standards, accreditation and quality assurance. Her areas of professional interest are organisational development, governance and patient safety.