Vivian Rath Trinity Graduate of: Pharmacology (BSc), Business Management (MSc), Education (PhD)


Vivian Rath is an academic in TCPID and a researcher in Trinity College Dublin, researching the social involvement of disabled students in higher education.  Following his degree in Pharmacology, he went on to complete an MSc in Business Management where he researched the employment of graduates with disabilities. Director of AHEAD (Association for Higher Education Access and Disability) for 6 years, he was also a founding member of the national third level mental health campaign and TCD Forum for Disabled Staff & Postgraduate Students. Vivian is a member of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission statutory advisory committee in Ireland to support monitoring of Ireland's implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and recently appointed member of the National Disability Stakeholders Group. He has extensive experience providing supports to disabled people accessing education and employment opportunities. A disabled person himself, Vivian has been a disability activist for many years, campaigning for greater participation of disabled people in public and political life.


Interview with Vivian Rath

Former Graduate Intern Courtney McGrath interviews disabled Leader Vivian Rath

Portrait of Vivian Rath by Tara Kearns