Shane's expertise is in health psychology, and he has a passion for habit formation and motivation which were the focus of his dissertation research. He brings this to bear positively in his work with students. Shane also worked in cardiac and cancer rehabilitation in Belfast and Derry, and in London as a social prescriber where he was part of a team supporting community wellbeing and mental health. Shane's personal interests include basketball, rugby and reading, especially in the areas of mental health, fitness and wellbeing.
Shane is a Mayo native with a wide range of experience in training and facilitation. He has led music and art-related workshops for people of all ages, from creches to schools and in healthcare settings throughout Ireland. He has also helped vulnerable adults to live more independently, through the development of learning strategies and support planning. He is passionate about empowering young people in learning environments by equipping them with the knowledge, skills and resources to help them achieve their goals and reach their best potential. Shane is a musician and an award winning visual artist and he has exhibited nationally, in solo and group shows.
Matthew has worked as a secondary school teacher, co-ordinator and examiner around the world for the past 15 years, specialising in economics and more recently epistemology. He has also been a workshop leader for Global Citizenship and Service Learning in a wide variety of school contexts and he has supported students with aspects of school life such as maintaining wellbeing, and preparing for assessments, college and careers. Matthew is author of a published book about circumnavigating our planet on a bicycle, which has since hung up its' wheels in County Limerick.
Joe is Digital Designer and Social Media Manager for Inspire Education. He is responsible for delivering effective, on-brand and on-strategy creative for our online media. Joe also specialises in website design and analytics, and the creation and editing of our audio-visual content across all student programmes. Prior to joining Inspire Education, he worked as an Apple Genius. In his work with Inspire Education, Joe demonstrates high technical skills and keeps up-to-date on the latest developments.