Lee O’Farrell

Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining for Learning Impact Review

Lee is passionate about student success and has been instrumental in the design, implementation and development of UCD’s Learning Analytics platform. He has presented on topics relating to enhancing student success at conferences in Ireland, the UK and the US.

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Eileen McEvoy

Research Co-ordinator

Eileen works across projects at the National Forum, with a particular focus on the Assessment of/for/as Learning enhancement theme. Previously, she co-ordinated a number of research projects in the Irish education sector, spanning the areas of literacy, sport pedagogy, sociology of education, teacher education and community wellness.

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Mairéad Mallon

Communications Manager

Mairéad Mallon is a communications professional with extensive experience as an in-house Public Relations and Communications specialist.  She has worked for government agencies such as the Irish Food Board and Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency.

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Colin Lowry


Colin’s role at the forum is shaping and developing our online presence and facilities, ensuring we are maximising any and all opportunities to outreach to our various stakeholders. Colin has worked with various commercial organisations helping them to maximise their digital strategy.

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Dr Marion Palmer

DELTA & National Seminar Series Co-ordinator

Laura Devlin