Newly Appointed ÁT Chairperson – Dr. Áine Sperrin

We are pleased to announce that Dr Áine Sperrin has been appointed Chairperson of the Board of Áiseanna Tacaíochta, effective from the 16th of December 2021. Áine had been a member of the Board of ÁT since October 2020.

Dr. Áine Sperrin is currently a Post-Doctoral researcher with the Re(al) Productive Justice Project at the Centre for Disability Law and Policy. Her PhD research focused on independent living in post-conflict countries for adults with intellectual disabilities and was funded by the Irish Research Council.

Áine has worked with a wide variety of Irish and International human rights groups including Dublin Simon Community, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, National Platform of Self Advocates, Disability Federation of Ireland, Oxfam Ireland, Rights Watch UK and Amnesty International USA. The rights of persons with disabilities, housing and community participation of marginalised communities are of particular interest to her. Áine is also a Board Member of the Sibéal Feminist and Gender Studies Network. Áine obtained her Bachelor of Civil Law from UCD in 2010 and received her Masters of Law from Trinity College Dublin in 2011.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish her every success from her Board colleagues and staff.