Eithne is an Occupational Therapist who joined the Trinity Disability Service in September 2020. Eithne graduated with a B.Sc. in Occupational Therapy from York St. John University in the U.K. in 2017 and has since worked in a range of healthcare settings to include complex inpatient Eating Disorders (mental health), and disability support in Higher Education.
Having first-hand experience of disability support in HEIs, Eithne has particular interest in the OT supports of students with ASD and Eating Disorders and has further continued her studies in this area since graduation, completing Sensory Integration modules 1 and 2 with Ulster University (2018-2019), and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule - 2 (ADOS-2) training (an instrument used to support the diagnosis and assessment of autism) with the Department of Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin (2019). Eithne hopes to bring this experience into her everyday work with students with a wide variety of occupational needs.
Eithne is a member of the AOTI (Association of Occupational Therapists in Ireland) and is registered with CORU, the regulatory body for health and social care professionals.
Introduction to the Disability Service Staff at TCD - Eithne
Eithne explains her role as an Occupational Therapist and Disability Officer working as part of the Disability Service Team at Trinity.