Advisor Profiles

We are hiring!

One of our members had to step down. We are still looking for a third member for our group. If you want to join us, you will have to come to 2 or 3 meetings per year. Each meeting will take one and a half to two hours. Meetings will take place either in East Clare, Limerick or North Tipperary. You will be paid a €40 One-4-All voucher for each meeting you attend.

If you are interested and you fit the description below, get in touch!


  • You are a woman aged 18-45.
  • You live with any kind of learning, intellectual or developmental disability.
  • You live in East Clare, North Tipp or Limerick.
  • You can travel to meetings.
  • You are interested in research or advocacy.
  • You do not need to have any experience.
  • You do not need to be able to read or write.
  • You can bring a supporter if you like.
  • If you need any training, Emma can provide this.
  • The project will finish in 2019.

Contact Emma by email  and arrange a callback.

Current Advisors

joe_mcgrathJoe McGrath is an experienced researcher and advocate from Scariff in County Clare. He is former Chair and current Vice-Chair of the National Platform of Self-Advocates. Joe has been active with the Clare Self-Advocacy Platform and the Inclusive Research Network, as well as holding down a part-time job in horticulture. Joe has deep insight into the practical workings of the self-advocacy movement in Ireland. He has also completed the Research Active Programme at University of Limerick and has acted as a peer mentor on subsequent programmes.  Within this research project, Joe has a special interest in matters of ethics, participant rights and researcher accountability.

brian-hoganBrian Hogan is a self-advocate, researcher and mentor from Tulla in Co Clare. Brian has been involved in advocacy for many years through such groups as the Clare Self-Advocacy Platform. He completed the Research Active Programme at University of Limerick in 2011 and twice served as a peer mentor on later RAP courses. He has been involved in the Inclusive Research Network since it was founded. He has served as Acting Vice-Chair on the Steering Committee. Brian has presented at international conferences on behalf of the IRN and contributes to their research work on an on-going basis. Brian is particularly skilled at developing easy-to-read documents and creative ways of explaining research.