Ray was first appointed to the Commission in April 2022.
Ray Burke is Advocacy and Public Engagement Manager with Pieta, Ireland’s national suicide and self-harm prevention charity. Before this, he worked as Senior Advocacy and Communications Officer with Mental Health Reform; as Policy Officer with the Disability Federation of Ireland and various other roles in the voluntary and community Sector. Ray has a keen interest in mental health policy and law, the history of mental health services in Ireland, and the empowerment of people who use mental health services. He holds a MSocSc (Rights and Social Policy) from Maynooth University and is a Doctoral Candidate in the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, University College Dublin. Ray serves on the Board of Trustees of Dual Diagnosis Ireland. He is a family member expert by experience.
First appointed: 05/04/2022
End of Term: 04/04/2027
Position Type: Member
Basis of Appointment: nominated by PAS; appointed by the Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People.