Kathleen Lynch is currently a Professor in the UCD School of Education (Full Adjunct). She played a central role in founding the UCD Equality Studies Centre in 1990 and the UCD School of Social Justice in 2004. She is the founding Professor of Equality Studies at UCD and was Professor and Chair of Equality Studies from 2003-2018. She has worked over many years to promote equality and social justice inside the university system, and outside with non-governmental organisations and statutory bodies. Kathleen has written extensively on equality and justice issues.