Vivian Rath has just completed his Ph.D research on the Social Engagement Experiences of Disabled Students in HE in Ireland. He is founder and convenor of the TCD Staff, PhD Disability Forum and TCD Equality Champion. An appointee to the IHREC Disability Advisory Committee he has a role in monitoring Ireland’s implementation of the UNCRPD. He is a member of the National Disability Inclusion Strategy Group which has a role in monitoring the implementation of the National Disability Inclusion Strategy. He is a lecturer in the Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities.
Patricia McCarthy attended a special school for her primary and secondary education. She returned to education as a mature student completing a B.Soc.Sc in Sociology and Social Policy and an M.Soc. in UCD. Patricia recently graduated with a PhD from Trinity College Dublin. Her thesis focused on the educational experiences and transition opportunities of vision impaired people.
In 2014 Patricia was awarded a Post-doctoral bursary from the School of Education, Trinity College Dublin. She also supervises M.Ed. dissertations, gives occasional lectures and is actively involved in the research community within the School of Education, Trinity College Dublin.
Dr Clodagh Brook Associate Vice Provost for EDI and Associate Professor of Italian, Trinity College Dublin.
Clodagh Brook is Associate Vice Provost for EDI and an Associate Professor of Italian. Educated at the University of Oxford (D Phil) and at University College, Dublin (BA and MA), she took up her position at Trinity College in 2017. She is author of 3 monographs, including her latest, Screening Religions in Italy (University of Toronto Press, 2019), which assesses how religions, including Islamic minorities, access the public sphere in Italy (or don’t). She also leads on a large AHRC-funded grant, Interdisciplinary Italy 1900-2020: Interart/Intermedia, and has written widely on Italian cinema, culture and on identities.