Daniel O'Connell entered into his father's business of bookstore and ordinance surveyor supplier in Ireland after completion of his secondary education. In 1979, Daniel moved to California and worked as a graphic photographer for a now-defunct company named Ananda Publications.
After in-house training and work-experience in Graphic Photography in the USA in the later part of the 1970s, Daniel returned to London and entered a 3-year course in Homeopathy and Flower Remedies of Dr Bach in London. To finance this study, he started up a tofu business using a little-known food-recipe and developed a market within the very narrow range of natural-food outlets that existed at the time. Nowadays, this market is widely established and extremely popular. Following a number of years of private practice and an entrepreneurial project in natural foods, he returned to Dublin, Ireland and completed a TEFL diploma.
Daniel has been a lecturer of English at Wittenborg since 2004. As Head of the English Department, his main responsibilities surround the coordination of the Foundation/Support Programme and also acts as the facilitator for Personal Development Planning (PDP) module for both Phase 1 and 2.