Patrick Prendergast is President & Provost of Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin. He was elected by academic staff and student representatives as the 44th Provost of Trinity College Dublin, coming into office on August 1st, 2011.
Since coming into office as Provost, Dr Prendergast has strengthened Trinity’s reputation as a university of global consequence, known for realizing student potential and for research and scholarship that benefits Ireland and the world.
As Provost, he has given strength and passion to issues of sustainability and ecology within the university, and has driven access to education for non–traditional students. Under his leadership the university has seen increase in financial sustainability, student resources and reputation … and underneath this success Dr Prendergast has led with a passion to see the university be a positive community of learning and active social transformation.
Director, Trinity Access Program – bringing third level education to marginalised young people
CEO DePaul International – one of the world’s largest homeless charities.
Author ‘Humanology’ – A Scientist’s Guide to Our Amazing Existence’
Provost & President, Trinity College
Creator of ‘The Critter Shed’
Co–founder and CEO FoodCloud
Dean of Research Trinity College, The University of Dublin
Founder and CEO of the World Health Innovation Summit
Digital Innovator and Implementor, CEO of Digital Doddle and Co–founder Tech for Good Dublin.
CEO of the Irish Social Enterprise Network
Former Rugby Union Player and Pundit, Former Director for Goldman Sachs
Founder, We Make Good Happen
Visualisation Facilitator / Graphic Recorder
Co–Founder The Good Summit
Founder, One Small Step. Former Ireland and British & Irish Lions rugby player
Head of Marketing, Business in the Community Ireland
Co–Founder The Good Summit & Methodist Chaplain to Trinity College
Director, UK NHS Mental Health Innovation and Improvement
Director, Social Nybble. Ireland
Ireland Correspondent at Sky News
Head of Social & Community Strategy at everymum
Founder of the Good Country, Honorary Professor of Political Science and Author