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Kieran LewisKieran Lewis

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 undertook 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 Trinity 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.