Meet Our Team

Members of DCU Ability team

DCU Ability team

Please click on the links below to meet our team!
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Project Lead

Deirdre Corby

Hello! My name is Deirdre.
I am the Project Lead for DCU Ability.
I also work as an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing.
I manage the DCU Ability team and give advice about the project.
I am in charge of research for the project. 
I like to meet learners and I teach Manual Handling on the course.
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Project Lead

Ger Scanlon

Hello! My name is Ger.
I am a Project Lead for DCU Ability.
I also work as an Assistant Professor in Psychology and Education in the School of Human Development.
I have done lots of research and work with adults with disabilities who are moving from education and training into employment.
I have worked with an organisation called WALK to make reports about helping young people to make the transition to work.
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Careers Advisor

Schira Reddy

Hello! My name is Schira.
I am a Careers Advisor.
I support people who want to work.
I talk to students about work they want to do.
I support students to get work experience in DCU.
I support students to find out about work near their home.
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Mary Petrie

Hello! My name is Mary.
I am a tutor on the DCU Ability course.
I run sessions in the classroom and online for students who come on our course.
I support students to learn more about work.
I try to make all of our learning at DCU fun.
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Senior Occupational Therapist

Iara Synnott

Hello, My name is Iara.
I am the Occupational Therapist on the DCU Ability Project.
I support people with activities they need and want to do.
I help students to talk about things they are good at.
I also support students with activities that can help them to experience work.