Dr Patricia McCarthy
National Council for Special Education Consultative Forum Member & Lecturer Trinity College
Dr Patricia McCarthy graduated with a PhD from Trinity College Dublin in 2014. Her thesis focused on the educational experiences and transition opportunities of vision impaired/blind young people. Since 2013, Patricia has been a Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Education, Trinity College Dublin where she has been a Master thesis supervisor and an active member of the research community.
A key component of her research to date focuses on UD(L), inclusion and participation of marginalised groups; Patricia’s ontological position as a disabled researcher has been instrumental in the development of her research and recent publications. She also serves as the Inclusive Education module coordinator on the Postgraduate Certificate in 21st Century Teaching and Learning and the Disability Rights Practicum Coordinator on the Arts, Science and Inclusive Applied Practice in the Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities, Trinity College Dublin.
Beyond her work at Trinity College Dublin, Patricia guest lectures on Inclusive Education, Inclusive Research Practices and Disability studies. She is currently a member of the NCSE Consultative Forum, Co-Convenor, TCD Disabled Staff & Postgrad Forum and member of the Equality Committee – Staff Disability Working Group, TCD.