Dr Petra Corr, Interim Director of Mental Health, Learning Disability and Community Well Being Services
Dr Petra Corr is Interim Director of Mental Health, Learning Disability and Community Well Being Services and is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. Since qualifying from Queen’s University Belfast in 1994, Petra has worked as a Clinical Psychologist in Learning Disability and Mental Health Services and has particular expertise in relation to models of community treatment services. Having managed Occupational Health and Well Being Services over recent years in NHSCT, she has an interest and focus on staff health and wellbeing. Throughout the first surge of Covid 19, Petra was very involved in the coordination of Regional approaches to support staff.
Petra has led on the development of IMPACT Research Centre – a cutting edge psychological and mental health consortium. This is a collaboration between Ulster University Institute of Mental Health Services, NICRN MH Network and NHSCT.
Petra is currently the Psychology Advisor to the Chief Medical Officer and provides psychological advice on a range of areas including the Regional Muckamore Assurance Group, the Regional Obesity Management Steering Group and the Advisory Group on the Enhanced Primary Care Teams. As an Honorary Lecturer at Queen’s University of Belfast she contributes to the training of the Clinical Psychology Workforce.
Petra is mum to 3 boys and spends much of her spare time on the side of a pitch. To relax, she loves a walk on the beach in Donegal.