Grainne Matthews, Ph.D, is Senior Vice President, Special Projects for Quality Safety Edge. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in clinical psychology at University College Dublin. She earned another master’s in behavioral analysis and therapy from Southern Illinois University and her doctorate in organizational behavior analysis from Western Michigan University.
An expert in Applied Behavior Analysis, Grainne has 31 years of experience designing, implementing, and evaluating behavioral programs in a wide variety of organizational settings including refineries, construction sites, manufacturing sites, and utility plants. Her many utility clients include Manitoba Hydro and ENMAX in Canada; CenterPoint Energy in Houston, Texas; and Tucson Electric, in Tucson, Arizona.
Grainne is a past president of the Behavioral Safety Network and an active member of the Organizational Behavior Management Network. Grainne helps organizations around the world implement behavior-based safety including implementations and presentations in India, Germany, the Netherlands, Scotland, Wales and Slovakia. She specializes in the application of behavioral technology to employee-driven safety and quality improvement efforts and has developed programs for innovative training, feedback, and reward systems for performance improvement.
Grainne has published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, Professional Safety, Occupational Health and Safety, and Industrial Safety and Hygiene News.