The National Forum Associates form an integral part of the structure of the national teaching and learning landscape. Associates, chosen by their institutions, in consultation with the National Forum, provide crucial institutional perspectives which inform strategic developments within and beyond the National Forum. Associates also ensure that the reviews, research, frameworks and initiatives of the National Forum serve to inform policy and practice at local level.  Meetings are held each semester at which National Forum Associates gather to hear about and give their input into ongoing teaching and learning enhancement efforts at national level.


Dublin City UniversityDr Mark GlynnHead of Learning Innovation Unitmark.glynn@dcu.ieDublin 9.
Dublin City UniversityMr Billy KellyDeputy Registrar / Dean of Teaching and Learningwilliam.kelly@dcu.ieDublin 9.
National University of Ireland, GalwayDr Sharon FlynnDeputy Director, Galway.
National University of Ireland, GalwayDr Kathy ReillyAssociate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences & Celtic Galway.
National University of Ireland, MaynoothLisa O’ReganInterim Director of Teaching and Learninglisa.oregan@mu.ieMaynooth,Co. Kildare.
National University of Ireland, MaynoothDr Alison HoodDean of Teaching and LearningAlison.Hood@nuim.ieMaynooth,Co. Kildare.
Trinity College DublinTheresa Logan PhelaneLearning Managertheresa.logan-phelan@tcd.ieDublin 2.
Trinity College DublinDr Ciara O FarrellCentre for Academic Practice and Dublin 2.
University College CorkProfessor Paul McSweeneyVice President for Learning and TeachingVPlearningandteaching@ucc.ieCork.
University College CorkDr Fiona ChambersChair of UCC’s Academic Council Teaching and Learning Committeef.chambers@ucc.ieCork.
University College DublinMs Aine GalvinDirector of Teaching and Learningaine.galvin@ucd.ieBelfield,Dublin 4.
University of LimerickDr Mary FitzpatrickDean, Teaching and Learning (Acting)Mary.Fitzpatrick@ul.ieLimerick.
University of LimerickMaura MurphyManager of the Centre for Teaching and Learningmaura.murphy@ul.ieLimerick

Institutes of Technology

Athlone Institute of TechnologyMs Nuala HardingLearning & Teaching Unitnharding@ait.ieDublin RoadAthloneCo. Westmeath.
Cork Institute of TechnologyDr Stephen F CassidyDean of Academic Quality Enhancementstephen.cassidy@cit.ieRossa AvenueBishopstownCork.
Cork Institute of TechnologyMs Marese BerminghamStudent Engagement and Retention Initiativemarese.bermingham@cit.ieRossa AvenueBishopstownCork.
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and TechnologyMs Therese MoylanHead of Department, School of Business and Humanitiestherese.moylan@iadt.ieKill AvenueDun LaoghaireCo. Dublin.
Dundalk Institute of TechnologyGerry GallagherE-Learning Development Dublin RoadDundalkCo. Louth.
Dundalk Institute of TechnologyDr Moira MaguireHead of Learning and Teachingmoira.maguire@dkit.ieDublin RoadDundalkCo. Louth.
Galway-Mayo Institute of TechnologyDr Carina GintyGMIT Teaching and Learning Dublin RoadGalway.
Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown Daniel McSweeneySenior Lecturer/
Institutional eLearning Coordinator
 daniel.mcsweeney@itb.ieBlanchardstown Road NorthBlanchardstownDublin 15.
Institute of Technology, CarlowMs Gina NoonanHead of Centre for Teaching and Learninggina.noonan@itcarlow.ieKilkenny RoadCarlow.
Institute of Technology, CarlowDina BrazilDepartment of Science and Healthdina.brazil@itcarlow.ieKilkenny RoadCarlow.
Institute of Technology, SligoMr Gavin ClinchChair of learning, Teaching & Assessment Committeeclinch.gavin@itsligo.ieAsh Lane SligoSligo.
Institute of Technology, SligoNiamh PlunkettEducational Development Managerplunkett.niamh@itsligo.ieAsh Lane SligoSligo.
Institute of Technology, DublinDr Ken TallaghtDublin 24.
Institute of Technology, TraleeDr Aileen KennedyAssistant Registrar/Head of student Engagementaileen.kennedy@staff.ittralee.ieTraleeCo. Kerry.
Institute of Technology, TraleeDr Tom FarrellyLecturertom.farrelly@staff.ittralee.ieTraleeCo. Kerry.
Letterkenny Institute of TechnologySiobhán CullenHead of Department of Law and Humanitiessiobhan.cullen@lyit.iePort RoadLetterkennyCo. Donegal.
Limerick Institute of TechnologyMichael RyanApplied Social SciencesMichaelFrancis.Ryan@lit.ieMoylish ParkLimerick.
Limerick Institute of TechnologyMartin FitzgeraldApplied Social Sciencesmartin.fitzgerald@lit.ieMoylish ParkLimerick.
Waterford Institute of TechnologyLaura WidgerHead of Technology Enhanced Learninglwidger@wit.ieCork RoadWaterford.
Waterford Institute of TechnologyDr Helen MurphyHead of School of Lifelong Learning and Educationhmurphy@wit.ieCork RoadWaterford.
Dublin Institute of TechnologyClaire McAviniaLearning Development Officer & Programmes Chairclaire.mcavinia@dit.ieAungier StreetDublin 2.
Aungier StreetDublin 2.

HECA Colleges

CCT College DublinCharlie DaymanHead of Faculty of Businesscharlie@cct.ie30 – 34 Westmoreland StreetDublin 2
CCT College DublinGraham GlanvilleDirector of Academic Affairsgraham@cct.ie30 – 34 Westmoreland StreetDublin 2
Dublin Business SchoolTony MurphyHead of Quality Enhancement and Innovation in Teaching and Learningtony.murphy@dbs.ie13/14 Aungier StreetDublin 2
Dublin Business SchoolLee RichardsonLecturer and Data Analytics and Reporting Managerlee.richardson@dbs.ie13/14 Aungier StreetDublin 2
Griffith College DublinOrla Hanrattyorla.hanratty@griffith.ieSouth Circular RoadDublin 8
Griffith College DublinRob McKennarobert.mckenna@griffith.ieSouth Circular RoadDublin 8
Hibernia College

Tara Ryan


Block BThe Merrion CentreMerrion RoadDublin 4
Hibernia CollegeMary KellyHead of School of Education

Block BThe Merrion CentreMerrion RoadDublin 4
IBAT College DublinDr Brid LaneHead of Schoolbrid.lane@ibat.ie16-19 Wellington QuayTemple BarDublin 2Co. Dublin
IBAT College DublinDr Eileen Buckley-DhootAcademic Directoreileen.buckley-dhoot@ibat.ie16-19 Wellington QuayTemple BarDublin 2Co. Dublin
Institute of Physical Therapy & Applied ScienceFionnuala 17-18 Priory HallStillorganCo Dublin
Institute of Physical Therapy & Applied ScienceAnne ManganProgramme Directoramangan@iptas.com17-18 Priory HallStillorganCo Dublin
The Irish College of Humanities and Applied ScienceProfessor Denis RyanHead of Academic Affairs / Director of Graduate Studiesdenis.ryan@ichas.ieWalton HouseLonsdale RoadPlassey Park, CastletroyLimerick
The Irish College of Humanities and Applied ScienceDr Jane AlexanderDirector of Undergraduate Studiesjane.alexander@ichas.ieWalton HouseLonsdale RoadPlassey Park, CastletroyLimerick
National College Of IrelandDr Yvonne EmmettLecturer in Education, Learning & Teaching and Education Programmesyvonne.emmett@ncirl.ieMayor StreetIFSC, Dublin 1Co. Dublin
Newpark Music CentreNigel Fleggn.flegg@newparkmusic.ieNewtownpark AvenueBlackrockCo. Dublin
Newpark Music CentreAndrew JordanDirectordirector@newparkmusic.ieNewtownpark AvenueBlackrockCo. Dublin
Setanta CollegeThomas CallananChief Thurles Chamber Enterprise CentreLIT Campus, Nenagh RoadThurlesCo. Tipperary
St. Nicholas MontessoriDr. Nicholas BreakwellCEOnbreakwell@smsi.ie16 Adelaide StreetDun LaoghaireCo. Dublin
St. Nicholas MontessoriAnn KingDirector of Qualityann.king@smsi.ie16 Adelaide StreetDun LaoghaireCo. Dublin
The Open Training CollegeMr. Ronnie Harrison Academic Affairs Managerrharrison@opentrainingcollege.comSt Michael’s HouseProspect HallGoststownDublin 14
The Open Training CollegeClaire Hopkins

Director of CPD & Short Programmes

claire.hopkins@opentrainingcollege.comSt Michael’s HouseProspect HallGoststownDublin 14

Colleges of Education

Mary Immaculate CollegeDr Gwen MooreDirector of Teaching and Learning

South Circular RoadLimerick.
Mary Immaculate CollegeProf. Niamh HouriganVice President Academic AffairsNiamh.Hourigan@mic.ul.ieSouth Circular RoadLimerick.
Mater Dei Institute of EducationDr PJ SextonHead of the School of Educationpj.sexton@materdei.dcu.ieClonliffe RoadDublin 3.
Mater Dei Institute of EducationDr Elaine McDonaldAcademic Leader for Learning and Innovationelaine.mcdonald@dcu.ieClonliffe RoadDublin 3.
National College of IrelandDr Leo CaseyDirector of Learning and Teachinglcasey@ncirl.ieMayor Street, IFSC.Dublin 1
National College of IrelandLaura CostelloeLecturer in Learning & Teachinglaura.costelloe@ncirl.ieMayor Street, IFSC.Dublin 1.
St. Patrick’s CollegeTBA
St. Patrick’s CollegePadraig O’DuibhirRegistrarPadraig.ODuibhir@spd.dcu.ieDrumcondraDublin 9.
St. Angela’s CollegeMr. Declan Lough GillSligo
Royal College of Surgeons in IrelandDr. Martina CrehanCurriculum Innovatormartinacrehan@rcsi.ie123 St. Stephen’s GreenDublin 2.
Royal College of Surgeons in IrelandProf Teresa PawlikowskaDirector, Health Professions Education 123 St. Stephen’s GreenDublin 2.

The terms of reference of the National Forum Assembly are available here