• Stress and Rehabilitation
  • Disability and Work
  • Mental Health
  • Cost saving Programmes for companies
  • Prevention of Presenteeism
  • Total Worker Health
  • Increased Productivity
  • How to maintain work/life Balance

  • Dr Farrelly is a member of the forum of HSE Occupational Health physicians
  • ISOM – Irish society of Occupational Medicine
  • Fellow of Royal Academy of Medicine

SOM – Society of Occupational Medicine (UK & NI)
Regularly attends and contributes to Faculty of Occupational Health Conferences in Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Dr. Farrelly is a member of both Faculties and holds dual registration in Ireland and the United Kingdom.

  • Resilience Training
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Absence Management
  • Risk based Health & Safety Interventions
  • Claim Management
  • Root cause analysis of occupational injuries and illness
  • Health Promotion
  • Lecturing in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Shane is:

  • CEO and Medical Director of SomarMed ( )

  • An Independent Medical Adviser to the Irish Injuries Board ( )
  • Senior Medical Advisor to the Irish Health & Safety Authority ( )
  • Chief Medical Officer to Henkel Ireland ( )

Shane lectures extensively on workplace health including;

  • To under and postgraduate medical students.
  • Occupational Health Nurses/Advisers
  • To Health & Safety undergraduate students.
  • On occupational health issues from both a medical and legal perspective to Human Resources professionals.
  • To the Irish Business and Employers’ Confederation (

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Dr. Shane Farrelly MFOM

Occupational Health Specialist

  • To the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development( )
  • To the Insurance industry.
  • Regularly provides presentations to senior management in industry on occupational health issues.

Shane is a graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland and completed his training as a General Practitioner in 1985.

Between 1985 and 1988 he worked as an Occupational Health Physician in Canada and was appointed Medical Examiner for the Workman’s Compensation Board. At this time he also completed his training as an Occupational Health specialist whilst working for the petro-chemical industry where he worked as an Occupational Health Physician assessing individuals who were out of work and putting together appropriate rehabilitation programmes to return them to their pre-injury or pre-illness function.

On his return to Ireland in 1988 and in his role as an Occupational Health Specialist since, he has taken a very proactive approach in helping to case manage an employee’s injury/illness in conjunction with their Family Physician and attending Consultant to help facilitate a return to work. This has significantly reduced Company costs.




  • Chief Medical Officer to Eir( )
  • European Medical Director to Xilinx.( )
  • Regional Health Manager to a number of European companies with a footprint in North, Central & South America.


  • DOBS
  • DCH
  • MFOM

  • Certificate in Managing Occupational Health Services
  • Certificate in Mediation Services for OH professionals.
  • Certificate in HAVS (Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome)

Dr. Shane Farrelly is a member of the following medical networks and associations:

  • ACOEM-American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  •  ACGIH- American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
  •  AHIA-    American Industrial Hygienists Association
  •  WHWB-Workplace Health without Borders
  •  HEOPS – professional association for all OH physicians working in the UK education sector
  • ALAMA – association of local authority medical advisors (UK)
  • ANHOPS – association of OH physicians who provide OH services to NHS employers (i.e. to hospital employers in UK)

Shane has worked with clients on the development of various occupational health policies including but not limited to the following:

  • Mental Well Being at Work and the development of a risk assessment tool for early recognition of employees at risk.
  • Substance Misuse Policies.
  • Absence Management Policies.
  • Trans Gender Policies
  • Corporate Health Policies for Multi-Nationals
  • Corporate Wellness Programmes.
  •  National Flu Pandemic Programme.                                   


Through his appointment as Independent Medical Assessor to the Irish State Claims Agency (2001) and the Irish Public Bodies Mutual Insurances (1991), Shane has gained significant experience in the medical assessment of employer liability related cases.

  • Shane has also advised the Irish Equality Authority on an independent basis.

  • Shane was appointed as Senior Medical Advisor to the Irish Health and Safety Authority in 2014.

  • Shane has also been an advisor to the European Foundation and the Irish Aviation Authority.
  • Shane has acted as an expert witness since 1988 and provides assistance to the Irish courts in Complex Occupational Health cases.