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The Disability Service is located in Room 2054 in the Arts Building, on the same level as the entrance to the Lecky Library.

To contact us:

  • By Phone: (01) 896 3111
  • By Text / SMS (for Deaf Students): 086 3442322
  • By Email: disab@tcd.ie
  • By dropping into the DS office, 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday. To view the online map click on this link.

 

Directions from the Front Arch to the Arts building

Map from Arts building entrance to room 2054Room 2054 map

 

Disability Service Staff

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The Disability Service (DS), operates an appointment system to ensure that student queries and assessment interviews are handled in an efficient and effective manner.

Appointment Schedule

Monday 10.00pm - 4.00pm
Tuesday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Wednesday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Thursday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Friday No appointments

NB: Appointments are on the hour and in the DS office. Please note that the office is open during lunch from 1-2pm during term time.

 

Disability Service Staff Responsibilities

 

Name Title Responsibility Contact Details
Declan Treanor Director, Disability Service Director of the Disability Service; Development of DS strategy, policy, and procedural improvements; Disability Officer for students with disabilities in Marino Institute of Education; Chair of Disability Advisor Working Network (DAWN) 2014-2017; Universal Access Project sponsor/champion for all physical access improvements in Trinity;
Caroline Morgan Disability Service Office Manager Disability Support and Funding Determination; Other Disability Supports; ESW Recruitment and Supports; KPIs and Statistics;
Carol Barry Executive Officer

Secretarial and administrative support to the Director of the Disability Service, Office Manager (DSOM), and DS Staff; Responsible for bookings and meetings; Provision of on-going contact and support for students;

  • Room 2054, The Arts Building
  • E-mail :disab@tcd.ie
  • Tel:(01) 896 3111
Declan Reilly Disability Officer Trinity Admission and Disability Service Registration; Erasmus Supports; Residential Accomodation; Professional Placement Supports; Needs Assessment and Reasonable Accomodation Determination; Exam Accomodation;
Claire Gleeson Senior Occupational Therapist Occupational Therapy Support; Pre-entry to First Year Experience; Student Ambassador Programme;
Kieran Lewis Senior Occupational Therapist Occupational Therapy Supports; Transition to Employment;
  • Room 2054 , The Arts Building
  • E-mail: klewis@tcd.ie
  • Tel: 087 274 3879
Andrew Costello Assistive Technology Officer / Disability Officer Assistive Technology; General Disability Supports;
Niall Kirrane Occupational Therapist Occupational Therapy Support; Student Ambassador Programme

 

 

Declan Treanor

Declan Treanor
  • Disability Service Director
  • Room 3055, The Arts Building
  • E-mail : dtreanor@tcd.ie
  • Tel: (01) 896 3475

Biography:Declan has been working in Trinity since the Disability Service was set up in June 2000. He has responsibility for ensuring that College embeds disability-related issues into the core of all thinking and delivery to ensure that the College environment is as accessible to people with disabilities as possible.

Declan has an extensive educational history which includes a B. Sc. in Science for NUI Galway, a Masters in Social Policy and Administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education, Trinity College Dublin. Declan is the Disability Officer for staff in College and for students who are D/deaf and Students with Autism Spectrum and Asperger's Syndrome. Declan completed the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule Generic (ADOS-G) a direct observational assessment used to assist in the diagnosis of autism and the Advanced Postgraduate Certificate in Autistic Spectrum Disorder at Queen's University Belfast.


Declan is leading on Phase three 'Progressing through College to employment' of Trinity College Disability Service Strategic Plan 2011-2014 which aims to develop clear and effective support systems at all stages in the student journey. Declan is particularly interested in developing work based reasonable accommodations & supports for students on professional courses and is completing a PhD in developing effective support strategies for students on professional placements and further details on this research can be found at the following web link: http://www.tcd.ie/disability/strategic-plan/phasetwo/supports-placement.php

Caroline Morgan

Caroline Morgan
  • Disability Service Office Manager
  • Room 2054, The Arts Building
  • E-mail :camorgan@tcd.ie
  • Tel:(01) 896 3971

Caroline commenced with the Disability Service in July 2015 and is responsible for the day- to-day management of the Disability Service Office. Caroline has previously worked in the Secretary's Office under the Provost's Directorate and the Vice-Provost's Office under the Academic Services Division providing administrative support to Senior College Officers. Caroline has also gained international experience in corporate communications and project management while working with A.I.S.E., a European Industry Trade Association in Brussels. Her present role combines all of her previous experience.

Caroline has a Bachelor of Science (hons) in Business Studies from Athlone Institute of Technology, a Diploma in Project Management from Independent College Dublin, a Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing from the Digital Marketing Institute and a CIPD accredited Certificate in Personal Development.

Carol Barry

Carol Barry
  • Executive Officer
  • Room 2054, The Arts Building
  • E-mail :disab@tcd.ie
  • Tel:(01) 896 3111

Biography: Carol commenced work with the Disability Service in September 2007 and has brought with her seventeen years of administrative and people skills. Carol is first point of contact on entering the Service and as a former TAP student and university graduate she is fully aware of what it is like to be on the other side of the reception area.

Carol graduated from TAP as a mature student in 2000 with a distinction and obtained a BA (hons) in Politics and Sociology in 2005 from Trinity College. Carol can empathise with students of all ages and from all walks of life, as she is familiar with the highs and lows of studying for a degree. She is constantly doing courses to update skills that contribute to the service.

Declan Reilly

Declan Reilly
  • Disability Service Officer
  • Room 2054, The Arts Building
  • E-mail :reillyde@tcd.ie
  • Tel: (01) 896 3014

Declan has been working in Trinity College since 2005. He has particular responsibility for phase 2 of the Student Journey: Building and maintaining a College career. The focus during phase 2 is on providing evidence based supports for students as they settle into College and advance their skills of independent learning and self-determination. Before joining Trinity College Declan worked with the HSE in the midlands as an Occupational Guidance Advisor and previously he was employed by the Rehab Group as an instructor in Rehabilitative Training for people with mental health difficulties.
 

Declan has a BA in Psychoanalytic Studies and an MA in Psychotherapy. He has completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Disability Needs Assessment) at Trinity College in 2008 and the Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (BPS) in 2010. Declan is completing PhD research in the School of Education exploring if reasonable accommodations provided to 3rd level students with disabilities succeed in removing barriers and impact on the student experience. https://www.tcd.ie/disability/strategic-plan/Research-proj/Level-the-playing-field.php

Declan recently produced a Guide for Students with Disabilities on Placement as part of an overall strategy within the Disability Service to support students with disabilities on their journey into professional courses, through placement and on to employment.

 

Andrew Costello

Andrew Costello
  • Assistive Technology Officer / Disability Service Officer
  • ATIC area, Ussher Library (Monday,Thursday & Friday), Room 2053, Arts building (Tuesday & Wednesday)
  • E-mail :andrew.costello@tcd.ie
  • Tel: 087 166 2475

Biography: Andrew has been working with the service since January 2008 gaining experience in a wide area of Assistive Technology devices and software. Andrew is also currently the service lead on the Trinity inclusive curriculum project and is the It administrator on a number of Disability service information systems (Web, Sharepoint, Student Database). Andrew moved internally from Information System Services where he served 2 years working on the universities IT helpdesk and technology projects. Andrew has also worked in the private IT sector for 4 years with Calyx Voice & data gaining experience in a range of IT issues from desktop to server support.

Andrew has completed his BA in Management and Information Systems from Liverpool John Moores University. Recently Andrew has completed study from the British occupational hygiene society in Ergonomics essentials and his advanced Diploma in Web design. Andrew has also recently completed a MSc in Computing (Universal Design and Assistive Technology) at Dublin Institute of Technology and has completed research into Assistive Technology Outreach porgrams at secondary level presented by UCC and research into the barriers to a succuslful transioton of assistive technology supports from an educational to a working environment.

Kieran Lewis

Kieran Lewis
  • Senior Occupational Therapist
  • Room 2054 , The Arts Building
  • E-mail :klewis@tcd.ie
  • Tel:087 274 3879

Biography:Kieran is a senior occupational therapist within the Occupational Therapy Service and is responsible for working collaboratively with undergraduate and postgraduate students, supervising Occupational Therapists within TCD, DIT and DCU and in developing service initiatives in phase 2 and 3 of the student journey. Since joining the service in 2009, Kieran has been involved in a number of initiatives including the development of the TCD Self-Management Programme, the development of low distraction examination venues , and the introduction of the Occupational Therapy Service within DIT. Kieran has completed the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) supported employment course, Level 1 and Level 2 Modules on the Sensory Integration Pathway and is currently undertaking PhD Research into the development and efficacy of an occupation-focused self-management programme.

In January 2014, Kieran has undertaken a part-time role within a TCD Disability Service and Careers Advisory Service joint initiative, funded by the Genio Trust. The aim of this project is to develop an individualised, recovery-orientated and employment-focused approach to supporting college students and recent graduates experiencing mental health difficulties in their transition to employment. Kieran studied Occupational Therapy in Trinity College, and following graduation in 2003, played professional rugby with Leinster and Munster until 2009. Kieran worked part-time within the Occupational Therapy over this period. Kieran is a member of the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

Claire Gleeson

Claire
  • Senior Occupational Therapist
  • Room 2054, The Arts Building
  • E-mail :clgleeso@tcd.ie
  • Tel: 085 758 5835

Biography: Claire joined the Occupational Therapy Service in September 2008. Claire's role as a Senior Occupational Therapist focuses on working collaboratively with both undergraduate and post graduate students with disabilities in providing support with engagement and integration into university life; both academically and socially. Additionally, she supervises other occupational therapists that provide a Occupational Therapy hared service in TCD and UCD and has responsibility for the development of services across phase one and two of the Student Journey. Claire also leads on the Disability Service Student Ambassador Programme, which aims to enhance the student experience and to develop an infrastructure to build a student led initiative and support and provide opportunities for experiential learning. This in turn aims to enrich the student’s collegiate experience but also enhance their life after college and into employment. Claire holds a Masters of Science by Research, a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Occupational Therapy from Trinity College Dublin and also a Post Graduate Advanced Certificate in Education specialising in Autistic Spectrum Disorder from Queen's University Belfast. Claire is currently undertaking a PhD which aims to explore the lived experiences of women with Autism Spectrum Disorder in their transition out of college. Claire is a member of the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (AOTI) and is Secretary of the AOTI Mental Health Advisory Group, as well as a member of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

Niall Kirrane

Kieran Lewis
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Room 2054, The Arts Building
  • E-mail :nkirrane@tcd.ie
  • Tel: 086 3955 212

Biography:Niall joined the Disability Service in June 2016. Since qualifying as an Occupational Therapist from Trinity College Dublin, Niall has worked in physical disability (Assistive Technology and Specialised Seating) and most recently in Mental Health (Vocational Rehabilitation), which is his practice area of interest. As an Occupational Therapist within the Disability Service, Niall works with students with mental health and/or physical/sensory difficulties in Trinity College Dublin and the associated Marino Institute of Education (MIE). Niall works with students in both one-to-one and group based sessions, providing student centred, occupation focused assessment and intervention to help them manage their student role.

Niall has completed IPS (Individualised Placement Support) employment training, is a calibrated AMPS (Assessment of Motor and Process Skills) assessor, and is also a certified WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) facilitator with the Copeland Centre for Wellness and Recovery. Niall is a member of the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (AOTI) and is currently working as part of an AOTI policy group developing LGBT Inclusive Practice Guidelines for Occupational Therapists.

Dr. Clodagh Nolan

Claddagh Nolan image
  • Occupational Therapist - Lecturer in Discipline of Occupational Therapy and clinical directorof Occupational Therapy Service
  • E-mail :nolancl@tcd.ie
  • Tel:01 896 3218

Biography: Clodagh is the Founder and Clinical Director of the Occupational Therapy Service which was established in 2003. She qualified from the College of Occupational Therapists, London in 1983 and worked in a variety of contexts before joining the staff of the Discipline of Occupational Therapy, Trinity College Dublin in 1989.

Her vision for the Occupational Therapy Service is to enable students with mental health difficulties to obtain their degree whilst managing their mental health in a positive way. She does this by providing a research based service that focuses on practical solutions to problems as well as enabling students to engage in activities (academic and social) that afford opportunities for participation, achievement and enjoyment in the college life.

 


Last updated 7 November 2016 andrew.costello@tcd.ie (Email).