Meet the team

Dr Martin Eatock
Medical Director, Northern Ireland Cancer Network
Consultant/Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medical Oncology, Northern Ireland Cancer Centre, Belfast City Hospital

Dr Eatock qualified in medicine from the University of Edinburgh and trained in Oncology in Manchester and Glasgow. He took up post as a Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medical Oncology in Belfast in 2000 and is an active member of the Upper Gastro-intestinal, Hepato-pancreatobiliary and Neuro-endocrine tumour teams. He has clinical and research interests in gastro-intestinal cancer and drug development and is currently chief investigator for a number of national and international clinical trials in upper GI malignancy. Dr Eatock was appointed as Medical Director to the Northern Ireland Cancer Network in 2012 and has overseen the re-development of the Network since then with an expansion in the network site specific groups and the introduction of Peer Review of the Cancer Network and Cancer MDTs in Northern Ireland.  Outside of Medicine he is a keen cyclist.

Clodagh O'Brien
​Network Manager

Clodagh is the Network Manager, with a focus on the strategic and operational management of the managed clinical network.  She is a member of the HSCB/PHA Cancer Commissioning Team.  Clodagh oversees all Network Programmes/Projects and has line management responsibility for all Network Team members



Paula Treanor
Clinical Network Coordinator

Paula is responsible for the coordination and business support of range of site specific Clinical Reference Groups (CRGs) namely, thyroid, upper GI, melanoma & complex skin, colorectal, head & neck, gynaecological cancer and acute oncology.  Paula works with each CRG to develop, agree and monitor implementation of work programmes. This work is  aligned to recognised best practice guidelines and HSC strategic priorities and plan for service improvement and development across the patient pathway.  Paula has worked in the health service for 13 years, initially in accountancy and audit related roles before moving to business support roles in performance management and service improvement with a focus on elective and cancer services.



Sarah Donaldson
Clinical Network Coordinator

Joy Beaumont
RISOH Project Manager

Joy Beaumont is the project manager of the Regional Information System for Oncology and Haematology.  This project aim is to identify and implement a regionally effective clinical information system that will among other things facilitate electronic prescribing and allow standardisation of treatment regimens.  Her specific role is to lead the development and implementation of the system throughout the region within the agreed parameters using Prince2 methodology.  Joy has an ICT background having worked for South Eastern Trust for many years.


Loretta Gribben- RGN Dip Community Nursing (DN Option) BSc PGD MSc
Nurse Consultant

Loretta is a Cancer Nurse Consultant working as part of the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals Directorate in the Public Health Agency (PHA) and as part of the NICaN Management Team within HSCB.  

With a strong demonstrable nursing career spanning primary and secondary care  across statutory and voluntary organisations, and,  experience within clinical, research, teaching, managerial and leadership nursing roles, Loretta took up post in November 2016  

 As a member of  HSCB Cancer Commissioning Team, working with locality based  groups, Clinical Reference Groups , HSC Trusts, Cancer Charities and other key stakeholders Loretta works through appropriate PHA nursing structures to ensure alignment and delivery of nursing matters relating to person centered cancer, palliative and end of life care.



Darren McKinley
TYA Project Manager

Darren is the Teenage and Young Adult Project Manager within NICaN.  He is currently on a career break from the charity, Cancer Fund for Children to work on this finite piece of work.  Working with Teenagers and Young Adults with cancer for over three years motivated him to apply his knowledge to this theme.

The role includes supporting the development of a regional Teenage and Young Adult cancer service in Northern Ireland.  The work aims to coordinate a collaborative approach across paediatric and adults cancer services and the community and voluntary sector to meet the needs of teenagers and young adults with cancer in Northern Ireland.


Wendy Williams
Administrative Assistant

Wendy is the provider of administrative support to the Network Team and is the main point of contact for the Network.