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Win Happy Podcast

Feb 6, 2022

On this podcast I chat with Dr.Sarah Barry, Assistant Professor of Health Services Management at Trinity College Dublin.

We chat about her unusual career path that took in Bolivia, Honduras and India before what she refers to as becoming an "accidental academic" at TCD.

We chatted about the health system in Ireland, her...


Dec 20, 2021

On the podcast I chat with Dr. Gerry Waldron, Assistant Director of Public Health in Northern Ireland on literally his last working day before he retires.

Instead of being a nice, soft, gentle end to his career the last two years have been chaotic for him and his team as they played a pivotal role in managing the...


Apr 6, 2021

A big Covid chat with Dr. Gerry Waldron who is head of Health Protection for the Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland.

We chat about prioritising schools and other front line workers. the different vaccine types, the calculated risks we are taking with opening schools, how things are going in N. Ireland and...


Dec 22, 2020

The Independent Scientific Advocacy Group (ISAG) are recommending a 7 point plan to the government, which they say will have Ireland mask free, enjoying life and "Back to Normal" for St. Patrick's Day,

With the backdrop of a much sooner than expected third lockdown being imposed on the country I have Tomás Ryan of ISAG...


Jul 26, 2020

Four months on from our conversation at the beginning of lockdown, I have a follow up chat with Dr. Gerard Waldron, Assistant Director of Public Health in Northern Ireland to see what has changed, what have we learnt, is this what he expected and what is needed to get control of Covid-19.

We also chat about the danger...