Sinéad Burke: Trinity Graduate of Primary Education (Marino Institute of Education)

Sinéad Burke trained as a primary school teacher, graduating from Marino Institute of Education and Trinity at the top of her class and winning the Vere Foster medal. Sinéad is an Irish writer, academic, influencer and disability activist, popular for her TED talk 'Why design should include everyone'. She is the director of consulting organisation 'Tilting the Lens', working to raise the baseline standards in accessibility, to design an equitable and accessible world. Sinéad released her first book ‘Break the Mould’ in October 2020. It was awarded the Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year award at the An Post Irish Book Awards. Sinéad appeared on the cover of the 'Forces for Change' issue of British Vogue, guest-edited by the Duchess of Sussex. She also appeared on the cover of The Business of Fashion in May 2018 alongside Kim Kardashian with an interview as part of 'The Age of Influence' series. In 2019, she was appointed to the Council of State by President of Ireland Michael Higgins and has recently edited the May 2023 edition of British Vogue, which also features Dr Rosaleen McDonagh, a fellow disabled Leader. You can find out more about that edition of British Vogue here. 




Interview with Sinéad

Former Graduate Intern with the Disability Service Courtney McGrath interviews  Disabled Leader Sinéad Burke.

Portrait of Sinéad Burke by Tara Kearns