Tom lectures in the School of Media, Technological University, Dublin. He teaches Ethics, Research Methodology and Corporate Strategic Environment on the MA in PR and MA in Public Affairs and Lobbying.

Tom's teaching is research-led, research-focussed and research oriented.  He has considerable experience in Public Affairs, Public Relations and Journalism.  He is an academic, journalist and carer who campaigns for equality for children and adults with disabilities.

He is one of Ireland’s foremost Whistleblowers.  As an Army Officer in Ireland’s Armed Forces, Dr. Clonan completed ground-breaking doctoral research on the Irish Defence Forces (2000).  His PhD led to an independent government enquiry, ‘The Study Review Group’ which reported in 2003.

His first book, ‘Blood, Sweat and Tears’, was published in 2012 by Liberties Press. His second book, ‘Whistleblower, Soldier, Spy’ (Liberties Press) was published in 2013.

Dr. Tom Clonan

TU Dublin
School of Media

Aungier Street

Dublin 2


+353 1 402 7186