Researchers at UCD


Philip Smyth

Education and Outreach Officer

Access Centre
Tierney Building,
Belfield Campus,

Tel: 0035317161653


Education and Outreach Officer UCD Access Centre


My main responsibilities as the Outreach Officer of the Access & Lifelong Learning Team are for developing and managing an extensive outreach strategy for students from socio-economically disadvantaged schools/communities and for students with a disability. I am responsible for devising and implementing initiatives to target schools and communities through collaboration and partnership with the view to increasing access to higher education for students from under-represented groups in particular lower socio economic groups and students with a disability.


Previously I worked as the Education and Outreach Manager for Systems Biology Ireland (SBI), an SFI CSET between UCD and NUIG. My role included the development and regulation of SBI's outreach and inreach activities. I also managed the communications brief and branding of the institute working alongside its director, Walter Kolch, and centre manager, Eadaoin McKiernan.

Philip obtained his bachelor's degree in Applied Physics in 2004 and went on to a research masters in Mechanical Engineering, which was completed in 2007. 

Previously Philip has worked with the Biomedical Diagnostics Institute (BDI) as their primary level E&O officer and works with RTÉ and ESA as a consultant.