Our Lecturers

Addiction and Counselling

Dr. Seán Foy : Head of Addiction & Counselling Studies

Seán Foy - Head of Addiction & Counselling Studies
Clinical Psychology Sean has worked in the caring profession for over 25 years and possess an in-depth knowledge and experience in the delivery of a broad range of education. He holds a Docorate in Clinical Psychology (NUI, Galway), a Masters in...

Liam O'’Loughlin : Senior Lecturer in Addiction & In-house training

Liam O’Loughlin – Senior Lecturer in Addiction & In-house training
Liam began working in services for people affected by addiction as a volunteer in a direct access hostel for single men in central London in the early 1990’s. He then went on to become a Substance Misuse Worker in 1994 in a low threshold detox unit...

Rebecca O’Shaughnessy : Lecturer in Addiction & Mental Health

Rebecca has a background in Psychology and Social Work. She has gained experience in a variety of voluntary and statutory settings including: community youth work, family support, substance misuse, mental health, homeless, minority ethnic groups,...

Padraic Hanley : Lecturer in Addiction Studies

Padraic Hanley, Head of Responsible Service of Alcohol Training with The Learning Curve Institute and Senior Lecturer in Addiction Studies is an experienced trainer in the field of Drug & Alcohol Addiction and Community Responses to Addiction...

Dr. Eoin Coughlan : Lecturer in Addiction Studies

Eoin has been working in the addiction field for the last six years and has been lecturing on the QQI Level 5 programmes in Addiction Studies with The Learning Curve Institute since 2010. He holds a 1st Class Honours Masters in Drug and Alcohol...

Michéal Durcan : Lecturer in Addiction Studies

Michéal Durcan
Michéal has worked in the caring profession for 18yrs working initially in the homless sector which offered him an insight into addiction and mental health. He gained a diploma in Person Centered Counselling under David Mearns at the University of...

David McPhillips : Lecturer in Addiction Studies

David McPhillips has worked with adolescent substance misusers for the last 3 years heading up a team for delivery of evidence based supports (ACRA, 5 Step) to young people and parents. Previously David had worked with long term unemployed and also...

Olive Bane : Trainer in Addiction & Anger Management

Olive Bane – Trainer in Addiction & Anger Management
Olive commenced her career in the field of counselling, psychology and theory in 1997. She trained as a group facilitator and worked as one for 14 years. Olive qualified as an addiction counsellor in 2002 and commenced her work in a residential...

Colin O’Driscoll : Trainer in Addiction & Motivational Interviewing

Colin is one of The Learning Curve Institute’s most senior Addiction Lecturers and lectures on the QQI Level 5 Addiction courses for the Institute. In addition Colin was a lead trainer on the Keyworking, Case Management and Care Planning modules...

Mental Health

Siobhan Lynch : Head of Mental Health Studies

Siobhan has worked in both nursing and social care environments for over 22 years and has extensive knowledge in mental health and psychiatric nurse education. She is a registered general nurse and psychiatric nurse and has experience of psychiatric...

Gerard Grehan : Lecturer in Mental Health

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Gerard has worked as a registered nurse for 20 years. He initially graduated as a Registered General Nurse in Berkshire, UK, where he worked as a General Staff Nurse, on an acute medical unit. He then undertook specialist training in Mental Health...

Katja Keane : Lecturer in Mental Health

Katja Keane - Lecturer in Mental Health
Katja has worked in the health sector in the last 7 years having trained as a psychotherapist and clinical hypnotherapist. She has worked in private practice and in secondary education as a school counsellor and has extensive professional...

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