Kieran has worked as an Occupational Therapist in the Disability Service since 2003. He is CORU registered Occupational Therapist and is a member of the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.
Kieran leads on the Occupational Therapy supports approach in Trinity, and supervises the other Occupational Therapists in the Disability Service on a day-to-day basis, under the Clinical Director of the Occupational Therapy Service, Dr. Clodagh Nolan in the Discipline of Occupational Therapy in Trinity. He also coordinates mental health supports within the Disability Service, connecting regularly with the College Health Service and Student Counselling Service.
Over the past three years, Kieran has led on the TCD Sense project, which aims to make Trinity a more inclusive environment for students. He is also involved in the development of an ADHD Clinic in collaboration with the College Health Service, and has been involved in other initiatives such as the Career Pathways Project, and the development of low distraction examination venues
Kieran's research interests focus on student mental health, sensory-friendly environments, the student transition to the workplace, and the use of self-management approaches in mental health. Kieran’s Ph.D. research focused upon the development and efficacy of an occupation-focused approach to working with students called the Unlink Self-Management Programme, which is used within the service.
Prior to coming to work full-time in Trinity in 2009, Kieran played professional rugby with Leinster and Munster and worked part-time within the Occupational Therapy service here over this period.