Maighread Kelly

Maighréad is a Management Consultant specialising in Trust in Care Investigations, Safeguarding Inquiries, Governance Reviews, Management Support, Compliance and Risk Management. In 2024, she launched her own Adult Safeguarding Website to support the training that Maighread is delivering to Community Organisations who are working with Adults at Risk in our Communities   https://www.adultsafeguarding.ie/resources/

Maighread also operates as a freelance management / social enterprise consultant in the social economy sector and is a Director at Collaboration Ireland www.collaboration.ie


  • Masters of Science in Business Management from Dublin City University, 2014
  • QQI Level 6 Special Purpose Award in Training & Development 2020
  • Level 7 Certificate in Safety, Health & Welfare at Work from University College Dublin, 2009
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Service Management from Dublin Institute of Technology, 2004
  • Certificates in Office Management Skills, Care Practice and Disability Studies

Prior to becoming a consultant, Maighread worked for over 25 years in the community and voluntary sector, 15 years of this were as a Senior Manager, Person in Charge and Designated Officer for Safeguarding of Adults. She has strong knowledge and direct experience of the applicable regulations, standards, and policies in the voluntary and not-for-profit sector.

Over the course of her career, Maighréad has undertaken significant work with a range of disability services including RehabCare, Cheshire Ireland, Brothers of Charity, the National Disability Authority, and Sunbeam House Services. 


The Potential of Social Enterprises to Support People with Intellectual Disabilities to Overcome Barriers to Employment.

Published in O'Brion, D. & Hyland, M. (2014) "Innovation in the Social Economy", Glasnevin Publishing, Dublin. The research study demonstrated that social enterprises that have been designed specifically to support people with intellectual disabilities have more potential to support their employees to overcome the barriers to employment. The findings also warn of the dangers of establishing social enterprises which are nothing more than a modern version of the segregated sector of sheltered workshops and job enclaves. See publication: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Innovation-Social-Economy-Emerging-Practice/dp/1908689277

Common pitfalls that employers experience when conducting interviews.

Published in Nel, Werner (2021) – "Human Resource Management 11e", Oxford University Press Southern Africa. Chapter 5 page 156 Common pitfalls that employers experience when conducting interviews. See publication: https://www.oxford.co.za/book/9780190735166-human-resource-management-11e