Workplace Wellness Ireland - October 17th 2019 - Cork

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Bank of Ireland Workbench

St Patrick's St Saint Patrick's Street

T12 FP62 Cork


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Workplace Wellness Ireland is a network for professionals working to promote health and wellness in Irish workplaces.

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The Workplace Wellness Ireland community is for those working directly in workplace wellness in Ireland, senior leaders and HR professionals tasked with wellness promotion in their organisations and anyone that is passionate about making their workplace a healthier place to be.

We're excited to bring Workplace Wellness Ireland back to Cork on October 17th in partnership with our sponsors Spectrum.Life and AJ Products.

Following on from the success of our first Cork event in April, the theme will be "The importance of committed leadership to Workplace Wellness". I'm delighted to welcome four distinguished panelists who will each share their perspectives and experiences.

Places are limited so please only register if you are sure you will make it. Take a look at the video highlights from our most recent Dublin events in March and May for an idea of what to expect.

Cork - October 17th 2019: Line Up

Dr. Fiona Geaney: Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Food Choice Ltd

Dr Geaney is the Founder and CEO of Food Choice Ltd and also holds an Adjunct Lectureship position in Public Health Nutrition with the School of Public Health in UCC. Dr Geaney holds a BSc in Nutritional Sciences, a Master of Public Health and a PhD in Public Health Nutrition from UCC. Dr Geaney was the lead investigator of the Food Choice at Work Study (2010 – 2015), where she developed, conducted and evaluated a large-scale dietary intervention study over a period of 24 months. Due to considerable interest from national enterprises, the study was successfully commercialised in 2015 as a spin-out company from UCC. Food Choice is a sector leading, evidence based, digital healthy eating management programme for employees that generates sustainable improvements in the health and wellbeing of employees and a positive return on investment for employers.

Una Feeney: Global HSE Consultant EU/Asia, Eli Lilly

Una is a qualified Registered General Nurse and Sick Children’s Nurse. Una graduated from UCD in 1997 with a HDip in Safety, Health and Welfare at Work and worked in Occupational Health in Intel, as a Research Officer with the National Cancer Registry and was Clinical Nurse Manager in the Aeromedical Centre at the Mater Dublin. She commenced working in Eli Lilly in 2003 managing the Occupational Health Department. Una received an MSc (Hons) Occupational Health, from UCC in 2011 and is now a guest lecturer on the MSc programme. Una’s current role is with Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical as a Global HSE Consultant supporting their European and Asia sites with focus areas on Employee Wellbeing, Occupational Health, Case Management, Safety Culture, and External Partner Auditing Program. She has a special interest in the development of a holistic integrated approach to employee health, wellbeing and Diversity and Inclusion. Una led the Work Positive activities in Lilly and was instrumental in the development of the Live4Life Wellbeing Program, which is a holistic integrated approach to Health Safety and Wellbeing.

Eoin Cahill: HR Engagement Lead, Ervia

Eoin is responsible for employee engagement initiatives and the Health and Wellbeing Programme at Ervia. The company was recently awarded the IBEC KeepWell Mark accreditation, a process in which Eoin was heavily involved. Eoin moved in to Human Resources three years ago in a learning and development role and is a member of the advisory board of the Learning and Performance Institute. Eoin previously held roles in IT, Finance and Project Management across Private, Public and Semi State sectors. He is qualified as a management accountant with CIMA and has just started a part time MA in work and organisational psychology in UCC.

Maeve Kiely: Business Development Manager, Laya Healthcare

Maeve supports the creation of tailored health and wellness programmes for corporate clients. Her 12 years experience with Laya Healthcare sees her managing Laya's major clients throughout the country and supporting the delivery of a connected health and wellbeing strategy which encompasses individual organisational cultures. In her role she has successfully led multidisciplinary teams to deliver innovative solutions that impact positively on the health of the employee base within client organisations. Maeve has developed her capacity and has a special interest in diversity and inclusion. Maeve holds a BA in Business Management and Enterprise and has recently completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Workplace Health Promotion from NUIG


5.45PM Arrival and networking

6.15PM Introduction and welcome: Brian Crooke

6.25PM Panel Discussion: "The importance of committed leadership to Workplace Wellness"

7.30PM Wrap up and more networking!

* We will not be terribly strict on the schedule so times may be subject to slight changes.

Workplace Wellness Ireland Values

1. Share without expecting anything in return

2. Have fun and respect everyone

3. Make friends, not contacts


As well as the wonderful speakers, the event will be a fantastic opportunity to meet new people that are passionate about wellness in Irish workplaces. There will be a chance to share experiences, to ask questions and to brainstorm future ideas. With this in mind please arrive early to allow plenty of time for chatting and making new friends on the evening.

It won't be possible to answer every single question at the event but don't worry. You can join the Workplace Wellness Ireland group on LinkedIn so you can engage and interact with the community there as well as staying updated on this event and our future meet ups.

The importance of investing in the health of our workforce is slowly being understood. I believe that by working together we can build on the momentum and share this message with many more people while at the same time improving the quality of the services that we offer.

Thanks to our partners Spectrum.Life and AJ Products for supporting the nationwide growth of the community.

Yours in health,



Spectrum.Life is the largest provider of employer health and wellness services in Ireland, and they're now available across the UK. They look after the health and wellness needs of 100s of clients and over 500,000 users. Spectrum Life is the only Workplace Wellbeing provider that offers digital and onsite wellbeing, all through one connected solution.

Since 1999, AJ Products has been one of Irelands’ leading B2B Office and Conference furniture suppliers. Over recent years, with proprietary inhouse design and manufacture, AJ has led the way in Ergonomic and Active workplace furniture solutions. From Standing desks, to anti fatigue matting, and posture enhancing seating, AJ Products offers Irelands’ broadest and most extensive range of Active Workplace furniture.


By registering for this event, you give your consent to receive occasional email updates from Brian at Office Worker Health - you may unsubscribe at anytime. We will take some photos and video footage at the event. By attending you accept that you may appear in a photo or video as a member of the audience.

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Bank of Ireland Workbench

St Patrick's St Saint Patrick's Street

T12 FP62 Cork


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