About Us

Project SEARCH is based at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The administrative team oversees a large international network of Project SEARCH programme sites. We maintain an active, ongoing programme of technical assistance, programme evaluation, programme development, and continuous improvement.

Meet the Team


Carmel McKeogh

Carmel McKeogh, MCIPD

Programme Specialists

Carmel McKeogh has been passionate about promoting the employment of people with learning disabilities since 2002, speaking at numerous conferences in Europe and providing advice and guidance on how organizations’ policies and practices can be adapted to create a fairer workplace for people with disabilities. She now works for Project SEARCH as a Program Specialist in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and Europe.

Anne O’Bryan

Anne O’Bryan, BA

Programme Specialists

Anne has promoted full-time paid employment for all people with learning disabilities and autistic spectrum conditions since 1979. She has assisted individuals, families, employers, and service providers in program design and continuous improvement. Since 2013 Anne has led European Project SEARCH program development. She is also a founding member of the South West Employment Institute.


Claire Cookson

Programme Specialists

I am an experienced senior leader in education with a proven track record in whole school innovation and visionary curriculum design. Since 2011 I have worked within special education and found my true passion. My expertise lies in strategic development and change management in this sector. Over the last 6 years I have worked with business leaders to pioneer ground breaking supported employment opportunities for learners with SEND. I am passionate about sharing this practice locally, regionally and nationally to enhance the life outcomes of this group of society.

Lily Beyer

Programme Specialists

Joining the team in July 2018, Lily is the Programme Specialist for Wales and the South West with a background in job coaching and supported employment in a welsh context. She is dedicated to creating a society that is aspirational for the employment of young adults with learning disabilities and autistic spectrum. She has come from a Project Coordination role in Industry.