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.
Lindsay is a Senior Speech and Language with more than 10 years’ experience working with children of all ages and their families. She has extensive experience working across areas of SLT including speech, language, augmentative and alternative communication and eating, drinking and swallowing and was also involved in student education and was employed as a practice tutor for speech and language therapy students in Trinity College for a number of years. Alongside her tutoring work with Portobello Institute Lindsey also works in private practice.
Lindsay comes highly qualified in her field with an honours BSc. in Clinical Speech and Language Studies (SLT) from Trinity College Dublin in 2004. She also holds a MSc. in Language and Communication Impairment in Children from the University of Sheffield (2012) and is currently completing a PhD in healthcare policy and management in the Technology University, Dublin.
Lindsay delivers a partnership approach to tutoring in Portobello Institute by exploring students’ expectations and learning objectives at the start of the SLTA course. She also endeavours to create a safe and welcoming environment that values opinions and welcomes discussion and questions in a small and enhanced group setting.
“I thoroughly enjoy hearing about students’ motivations for attending the course and their future career aspirations. I am consistently impressed by the students’ level of dedication and determination to their chosen course. This enthusiasm provides for a classroom setting in which students are actively engaged”.