Patrick Toland is currently the Regional Manager (Ireland) for Triangle Consulting/Outcomes Star – a model of outcomes tracking and key working that is widely adopted at a national and international level and within over 300 organisations as diverse as the Health Trusts, PHA, Tusla, HSE and other charities, social enterprises and third sector organisations in NI and ROI. He leads a wider team of colleagues focussed on outreach, training, implementation, financial oversight, grant-seeking and service development. He is an Associate Director of LivedExperience NI, an organisation that seeks to embed the voice of service-users into service design. He has been a Community Fellow (focus on outreach to marginalised groups) and Mental Health Advocate for Ulster University and a Partnership Lead for Edge Hill University in Northern Ireland. He was recently a Programme Director and Partnership Lead in NI for the Human Health Project, an organisation focussed around patient education, real world data and advocacy and Project Lead in Northern Ireland for the NHS at 70/Voices of COVID project – a project around securing patient voice in partnership between Manchester University, the British Library and funded by the National Lottery and UKRI-AHRC. He has been a Managing Director of Front Door Housing – a Trust-funded accommodation and support provider for care-experience, refugee status, or at risk of homelessness young people. His career began in Medical Informatics and then moved into teaching and pastoral care in which he was appointed the first Research Fellow for the Boarding Schools Association and the Safeguarding rep for the BSA in Ireland. He holds post-graduate degrees from Oxford and Cambridge and is a committed life-long learner currently pursing further CPD in the fields of Digital Learning and E-Learning, AI and Data Analytics. He is also currently a Professional Associate for CCEA and a Masters Supervisor for Buckingham University and a member of wider bodies that support Senior organisational leaders or allow for wider sector networking/shared practice.
He lives in East Belfast and is married to Michelle (the Programme Lead for Belfast Trust Multi-Disciplinary GP Teams) and has two teenage sons at secondary school and two ‘lockdown’ cats called Brownie and Otto! He himself was a young carer for a parent with acute mental health needs and experienced a time in his life of diagnostic journey that lends empathy to the journeys of others.