- Disability Service Director
- Room 3055, The Arts Building
- E-mail : email@example.com
- 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 Trinity embeds disability-related issues into the core of all thinking and delivery to ensure that the Trinity 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 Trinity 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