Dr Sharon Flynn

Sharon is the Assistant Director at the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Since her appointment to CELT in 2006, Sharon has been involved in academic development of staff at the university, particularly in the areas of technologies for teaching and learning, assessment and academic integrity. She has delivered staff development workshops at various higher education institutions across Ireland and the UK.

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Dr Bernadette Brereton

School of Business and Humanities, DkIT

Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, DkIT

With published research interests in the areas of education, gender, social network analysis, community engagement and citizenship, Bernadette has established an international research profile through the representation of DkIT at national and international conferences and the on-going publication of research papers, book chapters and conference papers.

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Dr Fiona O’Riordan

Centre for Promoting Academic Excellence

Griffith College, South Circular Road, Dublin 8, Ireland.

Dr Fiona O’Riordan (BABS; MBS; M.Ed; Ed.D) is Head of the Centre for Promoting Academic Excellence in Griffith College. In this role she works closely with lecturers supporting them in their pedagogical practice and professional development. To this end she provides targeted and bespoke workshops across the academic year and is runs the MA in Training and Education with embedded awards – PG Dip in Training and Education, and Special Purpose Certificate in Training and Education.

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Dr Alison Farrell

Teaching Development Officer in the Centre for Teaching and Learning, Maynooth University

Alison is also head of the university’s writing centre. She has been directly involved in education since 1994 and has worked in a wide range of pedagogical areas at all levels.  She is a founding chair of Facilitate (the Irish Enquiry and Problem Based Learning Network), founding chair and member of EDIN (Educational Developers in Ireland Network), a member of AISHE (the All Ireland Society for Higher Education) and founding member and current co-chair of the Irish Network for the Enhancement of Writing (INEW). 

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Angela Short

Lecturer, Dundalk Institute of Technology

Angela teaches a range of undergraduate modules in the School of Business and Humanities. She is also a tutor in the DkIT Centre for Excellence in  Learning and Teaching (CELT) where she teaches on the Masters in Learning and Teaching (MALT) programme, a professional development programme for teaching staff .

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Dr Martin Fitzgerald
Lecturer in Education and Human Development, Applied Social Sciences, LIT, Tipperary Campus
As a teacher since 1981, Dr Martin Fitzgerald has worked in the second level sector as both teacher and school principal and as a teacher and programme leader in third level since 2000. Martins primary interests are in teaching and learning, teacher education, education development and leadership in education. Martin is also committed to development education and promoting this as part of a fundamental practitioner framework within the teaching context.

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Dr Melissa Parker

Lecturer in the Physical Education and Sport Sciences Department, University of Limerick and Professor Emeritus in the School of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Northern Colorado

Her scholarly areas of interest include accessing teacher and student voice, the professional learning of teachers and teacher educators, the study of constructivist learning, and the pedagogies that support that learning.

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Dr Martina Crehan

Joined RCSI in 2012, having been the coordinator of the Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching & Learning at Dublin Institute of Technology. Martina’s role focuses on pedagogical support for curriculum design/redesign, and course development, specifically in relation to the constructive alignment of curricula.

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