Aware’s Clinical Team
Aware’s Clinical Team advises the organisation on key aspects of its work and services. Dr. Claire Hayes, Clinical Director, is involved in policy formulation and the training of volunteers for service delivery.
Dr. Claire Hayes, Clinical Director
Dr. Hayes is a clinical psychologist, executive coach, lecturer and author. With over 25 years experience in assisting people who are coping with challenging life circumstances, Dr. Hayes is responsible for ensuring that the organisation’s support, information and education services operate in line with clinical best practice guidelines, and she also plays a key role in future service development.
Dr. Declan Lyons, Director
Dr. Lyons is a Consultant Psychiatrist (St. Patrick’s University Hospital, Dublin) and Lecturer in Psychiatry (Trinity College Dublin). As an old age psychiatrist, Dr. Lyons has a special interest in depression and its impact on older adults. He is Director of the Evergreen Rehabilitative Programme at St Patrick’s, and also co-ordinates a memory clinic with emphasis on early diagnosis of dementia and other memory disorders.