Meet the Team
At Portobello Institute we share a common commitment to quality, a structured approach to learning and a focus on industry links as well as care for the individual learners.
Our academic team along with programme managers and teaching staff are the heart of the college who inspire and support our students on a daily basis and throughout their educational journey with us. To ensure full relevant support for every learner we have a programme manager in place for every department. All with significant experience within their sector we are delighted to show just some of our dedicated team.
Cathal has completed his BSc in Physical Therapy amongst several other qualifications in Sports Massage. Cathal runs his own private practice in Sports Therapy and successfully works with a number of University & Club teams.
Paul has over twenty years experience in health and fitness, focusing on exploring and understanding the relationship between diet, exercise and health. He has a Food Science and Nutrition (BAgrSC), a masters degree in Public Health Nutrition (MPH), and an MSc in Exercise Physiology.
Susan has a research track-record that includes publishing in high-ranking international scientific journals and has co-authored book chapters on sports performance. Susan’s main research area to date has focused on the development and validation of technologies for performance assessment.
Emma has completed her BSc in Psychology and MSc in Sports Psychology and has worked in both mental health and sports domains. Emma also has a keen interest in performance analysis and the GAA.
During his time at UL, Barry gained experience working in elite level rugby with the Munster academy and also runs a successful personal training business while being passionate about sports with particular interest and experience in swimming, cycling and rugby.
Fiona is currently completing her PhD via DCU in Exercise prescription for Cancer Survivors. Fiona has experience lecturing and tutoring at 3rd level in physiology and exercise physiology and is an avid Gaelic footballer.
John is a senior tutor who brings extensive years’ experience in lecturing at a number of third level Institutes. He teaches our students through extensive professional development in his subject domains.