James joined the AsIAm team at the start of 2021. He has taken up the role of Training Officer and will be involved in delivering the various training programmes that AsIAm run.
He was awarded a BA in Applied Psychology from University College Cork in 2011 and has since been working as a trainer in various different roles. In the past he has worked with Aware, delivering mental health workshops to secondary school students. He has also worked with Zeeko, delivering internet safety workshops to primary and secondary school students, as well as their teachers and parents. Since 2010, he has been involved in coaching rowing in his spare time, and has worked with rowers at all levels, with Lee Rowing Club, UCC Rowing Club and Rowing Ireland. He hopes to use all the experience he has gained in these roles to help bring a greater awareness of Autism to everyone on the island of Ireland, and to some of the smaller island’s surrounding it too.
When he isn’t working, James loves to spend time on his farm, walking the fields and feeding the animals that he keeps, as well as heading out on the water for a row himself. He also enjoys putting his feet up on his favourite couch in the evening so that he can watch some tv or play games on his computer.