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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. 

Dr Susan Giblin

Sports Programme Manager

Susan has worked with a wide variety of clients from high profile professional teams (american football, rugby, soccer and baseball in the US, UK and Australia) to minority Irish sports (Irish Olympic Archery, Sailing programmes). Susan worked with International Sports Analytics company Kitman Labs  since 2013 as Head of Research. She has a Doctorate in psychomotor development and assessment from the Institute of Coaching and Performance University of Lancashire in the UK, a MSc in Performance Psychology from Edinburgh University and a BSc Health and Performance Science from UCD. Susan is a chartered practitioner in Sports Psychology with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences and chartered scientist with the Health Care Professions Council (UK).

Susan has a research track-record that includes publishing in high-ranking international scientific journals (British Journal of Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine) and has co-authored book chapters on sports performance (e.g. The Science of Sprinting etc.). Susan’s main research area to date has focused on the development and validation of technologies for performance assessment (biomechanical, motor skill and psychological).

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