John Woods is the Data Protection Officer at St Patrick’s Mental Health Services. John has had an extensive career in information systems and data protection. John has a degree in Business with Information Systems Management from the Institute of Public Administration and an MSc in Information Technology Management from the Institute of Technology, Tallaght. John also holds CIPP/E and CIPM certifications.
John’s areas of interest include data protection, privacy by design, and information governance. John sits on the Hospital’s Health Research Ethics Committee and is a member of the Information Governance Framework Hospital Committee. John served on the first National Research Ethics Committee (NREC) that was established by the Minister of Health to deliver an expedited process for review of COVID-19-related health research.