Fiona Whelan

disAbility Officer

Fiona is a Disability Officer with the TCD Disability Service where she also
provides Academic Support to students. She joined the team in January 2024, after leaving her post as a specialist mentor for students with disabilities at Cambridge University, where she worked for 12 years.

Fiona has a degree and two post graduate diplomas in law from the
University of West of England. An eclectic career has taken her from studying law to creating and delivering I.T. training courses, pro bono legal work for families navigating the U.K. SEN system and local politics where she specialised in support for children and young adults and co-authored a paper on reducing national reoffending rates for adults. After a career helping others access support it was a natural progression to a job advocating for and providing supports to students.

Fiona has recently returned to Ireland after living and working overseas for
many years.