Oscar is Co-Chair of the Department of Health’s Mental Health Strategic Advisory Panel and Chair and Regional Lead for the Northern Ireland Towards Zero Suicide, Mental Health Patient Safety Collaborative.
Oscar held the position of Director of Mental Health and Disability Services in the NHSCT from April 2007 until June 2021. Prior to this he was appointed Director of Mental Health Services in the legacy Homefirst Community Trust in 2004 having previously worked in Learning Disability Services in the legacy North and West Belfast Community Trust.
In 2019 Oscar became a Fellow of the Churchill Foundation supported to study mental health providers in USA and Australia who have adopted Zero Suicide approaches to patient care. Oscar is a director on the Glencraig Community Management Council.