Roisin Donnelly is currently on a year’s secondment to the National Forum from the Dublin Institute of Technology, where she has worked for 17 years as an Academic Developer and was Programme Chair for the suite of accredited Postgraduate Programmes for the professional development of academic staff and industry consultants. During this time, she has developed extensive experience of academic professional development and research from within Ireland and abroad, and has presented widely and published [https://roisindonnellyresearch.wordpress.com/dr-roisin-donnelly-publications/] on this topic. She holds a Doctorate in Education from Queen’s University Belfast, and is a Fellow of both the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), and the Staff and Educational Development Association (FSEDA).

Roisin’s role in the Forum, as a Project Manager, is to guide the development, management and evaluation of the pilot phase of the implementation of the emerging Professional Development Framework for those who teach in higher education. She also contributes to the Forum’s work in advancing the scholarship of teaching and learning in Irish higher education by engaging in current and relevant pedagogical research, and support the Forum’s work in advancing all aspects of the current workplan.