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What does a Disability Liaison Officer do?

Trinity has a well-established support system at School-level to ensure the needs of students with disabilities are addressed. Each school has a nominated staff member who is a key contact within the School for issues relating to disability support, called a Disability Liaison Officer (DLO).

The role of the School DLO is to oversee/monitor the School's process to ensure the effective dissemination and implementation of Reasonable Accommodations proposed by the DS. The DLO responsibilities include the following:

  • To ensure that School staff who need to be aware of students' Reasonable Accommodations have access to the information in SITS.
  • To raise with the relevant Director of Teaching & Learning and/or the Disability Service any concerns regarding accommodations that may impact the academic integrity or core competence standards of teaching and learning within the School.  
  • Liaising with Disability Service staff, their School's Directors of Teaching & Learning and Programme/Course Directors, and assisting in making Reasonable Accommodations for students, and exchanging information as required.
  • The DLO is the first point of contact for students with disabilities when dealing with disability queries.
  • The DLO should have a general awareness and understanding of University and school policies, procedures, and practices, and how these may impact on students with disabilities and long term conditions.     
  • The DLO should also have an awareness and understanding of Equality and Disability legislation, to ensure that their school is compliant with the legislation and is promoting inclusive learning for all students
  • The DLO is not expected to have expert knowledge of disability issues. However, it is important that they work in collaboration with the Disability Service to identify training needs within the school.
  • To be part of a University-wide network of DLOs for the purposes of sharing expertise, good practice and relevant knowledge, skills, and experience. The network will be supported by the DS
  • To report to Academic Registry any technical issues with the SITS system for sharing students’ (LENS) Reasonable Accommodations
  • To develop effective working relationships and establish positive lines of communication with the DS
  • To attend training, workshops, and information events organised by DS.


How to find your Disability Liaison Officer

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences




Disability Officer School contact


Ms. Samantha Peavoy

01-896 1027

Declan Reilly -

Drama, Film and Music

Dr Nick Johnson

01-896 2295

Declan Treanor -


Dr John Kubiak

01-896 3442



Dr Jarlath Killeen

01-896 2337

Kieran Lewis -

Histories and Humanities

Professor Ashley Clements

01-896 4014

Caroline Morgan

Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies

Dr Rachel Hoare

01-896 1842

Andrew Costello -


Dr. Andelka Philips

01-896 1939

Niall Kirrane -

Linguistic, Speech and Communication Studies

Prof. Ailbhe Ni Chasaide

01-896 1348

Andrew Costello -


Sam Cromie

01-896 2426

Declan Reilly -

Social Science and Philosophy

Dr Ben Bramble

01-896 5003

Declan Treanor -

Social Work and Social Policy

Assistant Prof. Michael Feely

01-896 4101


Irish School of Ecumenics

Prof Andrew Pierce

01-896 4782

Declan Reilly -

Department of Religions and Theology

Prof Maureen Junker-Kenny


Declan Reilly -

Loyola Institute

Ms Fainche Ryan

01-896 4791

Declan Reilly -
Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science        

Biochemistry and Immunology

Ms Martha Motherway Gildea

01-896 4257

Declan Reilly -


Professor Paula Colavitae:

01- 896 3562

Declan Treanor -

Computer Science and Statistics

Dr Andrew Butterfield

01-896 2517

Andrew Costello


Judy Lee

01-896 1383


Genetics and Microbiology

Prof. Jane Farrar

01-896 3695

Kieran Lewis -


Ms. Karen O'Doherty

01-896 1889 Niall Kirrane -

Natural Sciences

Dr Catherine Coxon

01-896 2235

Declan Reilly -


Dr Plamel Stamenov

01-896 4350

Caroline Morgan

Faculty of Health Sciences


Dental Science

Prof. Derek Sullivan

01-612 7275

Declan Treanor -


Ruth Allison

01-896 2893

Declan Reilly -

Radiation Therapy

Ms. Claire Poole

01-896 2973



Professor Naomi Elliott

01-896 3106

Kieran Lewis -


Dr Denise Lawler

01-896 4074

Kieran Lewis -

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dr John Walsh

01-896 2806

Niall Kirrane -

Occupational Therapy

Dr Clodagh Nolan

01-896 3211

Declan Reilly -


Ms Sarah McLaughlin

01-896 2110