Meet the Team

Clive Corry

Founder / Director

Clive is a Director at Action Trauma which he founded in 2016 in memory of his late wife, Gillian. Clive built Action Trauma on the foundations of love, understanding and compassion. Trained in Sales and Marketing, he realised that he could deploy these skills to promote a greater awareness of psychological trauma, its causes and treatment to improve the lives of others.

Clive loves working with people who share the common objective of helping other people to heal from trauma, have less stress and anxiety and be loving, understanding and compassionate towards themselves and others.

You can find Clive messing around in boats, playing golf and tennis, trying to keep fit and socialising when he’s not working.

Brian Corry


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 years 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


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

Karen Hamilton


Karen is a Director at Action Trauma. Karen 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, she loves coordinating a great team to make a difference in the lives of so many locally and internationally.

Karen loves being a mum to her three girls who have very busy diaries! Karen recently took up paddle-boarding and enjoys the stillness of being out on the water, until she falls in.
Claire Speers - Business Development Manager

Claire Speers

Business Development Manager

Claire is the Business Development Manager with Action Trauma. With over 23 years’ experience in a sales and business development role, Claire is well experienced, with a track record of building and developing client relationships and partnerships. Claire is the go-to for any ticket sales, membership, exhibition, and sponsorship opportunities. Claire recognises the importance of quality customer care through personal interactions, Claire loves chatting with people and organisations hearing and appreciating the great work they do as individuals and organisations.

Claire enjoys walking, reading, and spending time with family and friends in her spare time.

Amanda Kirkpatrick

Membership Admin Co-ordinator

Amanda joined Action Trauma in June 2022 and coordinates the Action Trauma Network. She ensures members stay connected, informed, and have access to high quality learning opportunities though online webinars, networking events and the membership resource hub. Amanda has over 20 years’ experience in event management, delivering professional services with a personal touch. She has a keen interest in health and wellness modalities and recently qualified as a Therapeutic Sound Practitioner and as a ’Weaving Voices’ Song Leader, having a longstanding love of music, healing, and creative expression. In her free time, Amanda is heavily involved in community arts & conservation work, enjoys spending time by the sea and in the mountains and connecting with family and friends.

Shaunie McLaughlin

Graphic / Web Designer

Shaunie is a graphic and web designer. Shaunie joined the Action Trauma team in July 2022. He ensures that the ‘Action Trauma Network’ brand is designed and produced at the highest level across both the website and social media platforms. Shaunie is a passionate artist and designer with a keen eye for detail. Alongside his practice he is involved in running a local clothing and streetwear brand called ‘Tonta Clothing’ based in Derry. Outside of working and developing personal projects Shaunie enjoys training and keeping fit as well as spending free time close to the sea with both family and friends.
Bridget Madden - Events Executive

Bridget Byrne

Administrative Executive

Bridget is the Administrative Executive for Action Trauma and works across all areas of supporting events, projects, the day to day running of the office and supporting the Action Trauma team. Bridget thoroughly enjoys this dynamic role which ranges from grant writing, member liaison and helping co-ordinate Action Trauma events. Bridget has been with Action Trauma since February 2020 and has worked through various aspects of sales and event management.

She is a fully qualified Irish dance teacher who teaches locally in County Down and loves to cook and try new recipes! Bridget enjoys walks at the weekend with her husband and doggie Toby and equally enjoys cosy nights in by the fire!

Heather McGarrigle

Marketing Executive

Heather is a qualified journalist and marketer. She joined us in October 2022, bringing 16 years’ experience as a professional content creator, including seven years self-employed as a marketing copywriter. Heather works to ensure our content and communication supports the growth and development of the Action Trauma Network, and effectively promotes awareness of trauma and recovery. Her love of digital content extends outside work, as she blogs in her free time about “culture, crafting and creativity”. Heather loves sewing new things, mending old clothes, and dabbles in lots of arts and crafts. She loves cats and dogs, so was very excited to meet her new team-mate Ace. Heather lives with her husband Andy, who she married four months before joining us – an exciting year of new beginnings.


Office Dog

Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D. is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University where he is the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium. He is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, and Professor Emeritus at both the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland.  He served as president of the Society for Psychophysiological Research and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences and is a former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award. He has published more than 300 peer‐reviewed scientific papers across several disciplines that have been cited in more than 30,000 peer-reviewed papers. He holds several patents involved in monitoring and regulating autonomic state. He is the originator of the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that emphasizes the importance of physiological state in the expression of behavioral, mental, and health problems related to traumatic experiences. He is the author of The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation (Norton, 2011), The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe, (Norton, 2017) and co-editor of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies (Norton, 2018). He is the creator of a music-based intervention, the Safe and Sound Protocol ™ , which currently is used by more than 1500 therapists to improve spontaneous social engagement, to reduce hearing sensitivities, and to improve language processing, state regulation, and spontaneous social engagement.  

Stephen Porges

Stephen Porges Ambassador

Action Trauma Network Values

Our Vision

Our vision is a world where organisations and individuals  can come together to collaborate, share and heal trauma 

(coming together).

Our Mission

Working together to bring hope, recovery, resilience and healing to a world that is hurting. Promoting love, kindness, understanding and compassion

(working together).