Denis Costello joined EURORDIS in 2008 as Web Content Manager, later becoming Web Communications Senior Manager & RareConnect Leader.
Denis, currently based in Barcelona, is part of the Communications team where he is responsible for the technical aspects of all EURORDIS websites and monthly electronic newsletter.
Since joining EURORDIS, he has overseen the expansion of the online presence to incorporate an international online awareness campaign for Rare Disease Day, rareconnect.org, a dedicated rare disease social network, and rarediseaseblogs.net for key opinion leaders in orphan drug and rare disease policy.
Denis is also a regular speaker at international events and conferences relating to the use of online communications by patient organisations.
With over ten years experience in media production and web development, Denis has worked in Irish national radio and as a web developer in Barcelona, Dublin and Paris.
He holds a degree in Music and French from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth as well as a further degree in Multimedia Technologies from Trinity College Dublin.
An Irish national, Denis speaks English, French and Spanish.