Rob Purcell – Cara

Rob Purcell is the Insights Researcher for Cara Sport Inclusion Ireland, with the goal of gaining key insights from stakeholders, in particular people with disabilities, to enable Cara to better support the sector.

Having studied Health and Leisure at MTU (then IT Tralee) where he graduated with First-Class Honours, he then received a research scholarship from MTU to complete his MSc.

The research project he completed involved the evaluation of an HSE led physical activity programme for older adults which enabled him to witness first-hand the value of working with groups who are typically less active and the benefit that this can have.

Purcell joined Cara Sport Inclusion Ireland in 2021 where he has begun work on a really important consultation project to capture the voice of people with disabilities and their experiences with physical activity.

The insights gained from this process will be vital in identifying the direction of Cara as an organisation over the next several years.




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This annual list identifies those under the age of 30 who are making a mark in the business of sport in 2022. It is compiled with the ongoing support of PwC, ‘where potential becomes success’.

The criteria for nomination is that they should either be working in a role that sees them playing a significant part in sports administration, sports marketing or the commercial world of sport; or that they are a graduate of an Irish third-level institution and making their mark on the international stage, and that they were born in or after 1992.



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