Position: Head of the education department of the German Rectors‚ Conference in Bonn
Christian Tauch worked at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland and at the European University Institute in Florence/Italy before joining the Technical University of Dresden (Germany) as director of the International Office. From 1995 to 2005 he was head of the international department of the German Rectors Conference in Bonn and from 2006 till 2010 he worked in the higher education unit of the European Commission in Brussels. Since then he is back with the German Rectors‚ Conference, where he is in charge of the education department, dealing inter alia with the implementation of the Bologna Process in German higher education institutions, qualifications frameworks, the shift from teaching to learning‚ how to increase completion rates in HE, cooperation with employers‚ associations on higher education issues, etc.
Caitriona (Cat) O’Driscoll
Position: Executive Committee Member, European Students’ Union
Board Member QQI July 2013‚ June 2014(1 year)
Member of the Board National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education April 2013 – June 2014(1 year 3 months)
VP Academic Affairs and Quality Assurance Union of Students Ireland (USI) July 2012 – June 2014(2 years)
Board Member – European Students’ Union July 2012 – June 2014(2 years)
Position: Dr Michelle Selinger set up as an independent consultant after leaving Cisco Consulting Services in 2013
Dr Michelle Selinger set up as an independent consultant after leaving Cisco Consulting Services in December 2013. She offers strategic advice to support education transformation and redesign across all areas of education, online and in situ, and she undertakes evaluations of education programmes.
Michelle has an academic background in education, particularly in technology enhanced learning, and has extensive experience helping governments and educational institutions around the world in both developed and emerging economies to create and evaluate strategies for education reform. Her experience includes acting as an evaluator, project reviewer and an expert adviser to a number of international agencies including the European Commission, UNESCO, the World Economic Forum’s Global Education Initiative, the South African government on national e-skills development. Michelle also served as a member of the Australian Federal Minister of Education’s Digital Education Advisory Group.
Michelle was a member of the core team who developed the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers. She has worked across the world including Australia, Egypt, Jordan, India, Israel, sub-Sahara African, UK and US where she has both evaluated and supported developments in numerous areas of learning and teaching, including vision and strategies for new pedagogical models, online and blended learning, systemic reform, design and execution of education programmes, professional development, collaboration scenarios, new designs in learning spaces, technology integration, and is a fellow of Education Fast Forward, an international think tank on education innovation.
Prior to joining Cisco, Michelle was Director of the Centre for New Technologies Research in Education at the University of Warwick and has worked in both campus based and distance education.
Position: Professor of Neuroscience and Head of the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences.
Philip Winn is Professor of Neuroscience and Head of the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences. He is a psychology graduate of the University of Hull and spent much of his career at the University of St Andrews, where he was Dean of the Faculty of Science from 2005 to 2007 and Vice-Principal (Learning & Teaching) from 2007 to 2009. In these roles he was a member of the Universities Scotland Learning and Teaching Committee and SHEEC, and has experience as an ELIR reviewer. In 2010 he moved to the University of Strathclyde, first as Deputy Principal (Strategy) with responsibility for developing the University Strategic Plan through to 2015. Having completed this, he took over as Head of the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences in April 2011. He has recently joined the QAA board in the UK and is chair of QAA Scotland.
Position: Professor of Education and Technology at the ULC Institute of Education
Martin Oliver is Professor of Education and Technology at the ULC Institute of Education. His work focuses on the relationships between technology, student experience, staff roles and the design of the curriculum. He is a past president of the Association for Learning Technology, and has been an editor for the journals, Research in Learning Technology, and Learning, Media and Technology.