Senior Consultant

Professor Addley is a widely experienced Consultant Occupational Physician in both the private and public sectors. Ken graduated in medicine from Queen’s University Belfast in 1979, was awarded a Doctorate by Queen's in 2000 for research into mental health at work and is specialist trained in occupational medicine with over 25 years practice in the specialty. This includes 21 years as Director of a SEQOHS accredited and award winning major public sector occupational health service where Ken lead the organisation to achieve Steps to Excellence Gold Award; Irish News Workplace & Employment Award in the Work-life, Health & Wellbeing category; and, an Employee Engagement Award.

He has been Dean of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and Chair of the NI group of the Society of Occupational Medicine. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Department of Leadership and Management at the Ulster Business School, a Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine in Ireland and the UK and is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. Ken has published books, articles and papers on occupational health topics and is also Research Champion in the Faculty of Occupational Medicine.

In 2015, Ken was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to occupational health. His academic, practice and consultancy interests cover all aspects of occupational health including managing attendance, mental health issues in the workplace and organisational and employee engagement and wellbeing.