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Who we are








The EVOLVE team have a wealth of experience working with families and individuals, as well as leading teams within both clinical and community settings as well as consulting in areas such as behaviour management, mental Health, Learning Disability, Autism, Dementia and Forensic Psychology. Our expertise in 'real-life' settings enables us to remain at the cutting edge of evidence based, person centered practice.


We offer a world class, Gold Standard service and pride ourselves on our ability, as experts, to unlock the potential and empower others.


Who's who


  • Darragh McCullagh - Behaviour Specialist. Director

Darragh is an experienced Behaviour Support Specialist with special interests in the areas of human rights and promoting minimal restrictive practices in care settings.


  • Jonathan McGookin -  Behaviour Specialist. Director

Jonathan is an experienced Behaviour Support Specialist and Psychotherapist with special interests in working with families and staff teams, and promoting good Mental Health for individuals with Autism and/or Learning Disabilities as well as those who support them.

  • Damien McCullagh - Clinical lead

Damien is a Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist with over 30 years experience. He leads the Clinical team. Dr McCullagh is an expert in the assessment and treatment of people in all the major areas of Health Care, with specialities in the areas of Autism; forensics; challenging behaviour, physical interventions and Dementia.

  • Robert Middleton - Occupational Therapy

Robert is an experienced Occupational Therapist with a specialist interest in Sensory Integration and Positive Behaviour Support.

  • Kathryn Rainey - Speech and Language Therapy

Kathryn is an experienced Speech and Language Therapist with a particular experience of working with individuals on the Autism spectrum in various settings.

  • Mark McGookin - Trainer and Consultant

Mark has more than 25 years service with the Northern Ireland Ambulance service, as well as extensive experience of both delivering training and 'on the ground' support with Evolve APC.

  • Shauna Doyle - Quality Assurance and Governance lead

Shauna is an experienced Senior Manager with a passion for working to improve the lives of neuro-diverse individuals.​

  • Suzanne Houston - Suzanne is an experienced solicitor and consultant, specialising in Human Rights and Capacity issues.


  • Amy Dillon and Lisa Dillon - Amy and Lisa, our talented and dedicated admin staff, are often the first point of contact and our chief organisers. We would be lost without them.



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