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Ms. Eilish King
Regional Placement Facilitator, Occupational Therapy

Biography

Eilish is a CORU registered occupational therapist. She joined the Discipline of Occupational Therapy in Trinity College Dublin in 2021. Since qualifying as an occupational therapist from Trinity College Dublin, Eilish has worked in a variety of services supporting people with intellectual disabilities across the lifespan. She has worked across school-age teams, and in innovative services supporting young adults with intellectual disabilities to avail of meaningful educational and work opportunities. Eilish holds a Masters by Research from Trinity College Dublin. Her research examined engagement in daily life activities of adults ageing with intellectual disabilities. Her primary research interest areas pertain to intellectual disability and ageing, transition to adulthood, and inclusive education opportunities for adults with intellectual disabilities.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Corby, Deirdre., King, Eilish., Petrie, Mary., Reddy, Schira., Callan, A., Andersen, Toff, Making a Case for the Inclusion of People with Intellectual Disabilities in Higher Education, Disabilities, 2022, p415 - 427 Journal Article, 2022 DOI URL

King, E., Brangan, J., McCarron, M., McCallion, P., Bavussantakath, F. R., & O'Donovan, M. A., Predictors of Productivity and Leisure for People Aging with Intellectual Disability, Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2022 Journal Article, 2022 URL DOI

Toff Andersen, Eilish King, Mary Petrie, Schira Reddy,, Transition to online teaching and learning: An explanation from the DCU Ability Project, Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, Value Diversity International Association for the Scientific Study People with Intellectual Disabilities (IASSIDD) European Congress , Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 6-8th, 34, (5), 2021, pp1181 - 1371 Oral Presentation, 2021 URL DOI

Schira Reddy, Toff Andersen, Eilish King, Mary Petrie, Career guidance, work experience and progression towards work: Lessons from the DCU Ability Project, Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, Value Diversity International Association for the Scientific Study People with Intellectual Disabilities (IASSIDD) European Congress , Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 6-8th, 34, (5), 2021, pp1181 - 1371 Oral Presentation, 2021 URL DOI

Toff Andersen, Eilish King, Schira Reddy, Mary Petrie, Education, training and employment: Sharing the successes and challenges of the DCU Ability project, Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, Value Diversity International Association for the Scientific Study People with Intellectual Disabilities (IASSIDD) European Congress , Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 6-8th, 34, (5), 2021, pp1181 - 1371 Oral Presentation, 2021 DOI URL

Eilish King, Schira Reddy, Person-Centred Vocational Assessment for young people with intellectual disabilities: Experiences from the DCU Ability Project, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, Future4All The World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) 2019, Glasgow, Scotland, Aug 6-9th, 63, (7), 2019, pp759 - 776 Oral Presentation, 2019 DOI URL

King E., O'Donovan M., Brangan, A., McCallion, P., McCarron, M, An Occupational Therapy Perspective on the Environment and Supporting Engagement for People Ageing with Intellectual Disabilities, IASSIDD Health Sirg, Belfast, 19th - 21st June, 2017 Poster, 2017

King E., Okodogbe T., Burke E., McCarron M., McCallion P., O'Donovan, M.A. , Activities of daily living and transition to community living for adults with intellectual disabilities, Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 24, (5), 2016, p357 - 365 Journal Article, 2016 DOI URL

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Petrie, Mary., King, Eilish., Fulham, Joseph., Copley, Audrey, The Development & Experiences of Online Introduction to Work Course for Adults with Intellectual Disabiliities, IASSIDD Virtual Conference Series 2022 Progress in Accessing Online Education and Training, Virtual, 15th June 2022, 2022 Oral Presentation, 2022

Deirdre Corby, Toff Andersen, Christine Delany, Eilish King, Mary Petrie, Schira Reddy, Supporting People with Disabilities towards Employment: DCU Ability Project, The AHEAD Journal, (12), 2021 Journal Article, 2021 URL

Research Expertise

Description

My current research interests relate to intellectual disability and ageing, transition to adulthood for people with intellectual disabilities, and inclusive education opportunities for adults with intellectual disabilities.

Recognition

Awards and Honours

Dublin City University President's Award for Engagement (staff category, DCU Ability Team) 2020

Memberships

CORU Registered Occupational Therapist 2016 – Present

Member of Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland 2015 – Present

Ordinary Committee Member of the Intellectual Disability Advisory Group of Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland 2022 – present