I completed my EdD at the Institute of Education, University College London. My EdD research explored higher education professionals’ use of Twitter for learning. My interests are in the open learning, higher education, digital identity and professional learning.
I work as an academic developer in DCU, where I support teaching and learning in the University. I support academics in developing their digital profiles and utilising digital media for professional learning. In the past year I have initiated projects to support writing among work colleagues and also with postgraduate students at DCU. I teach on an Assessment and Feedback module which aims to enable higher education staff to evaluate and develop appropriate assessment approaches for higher education contexts.
I was previously employed as Learning Development Manager and lecturer at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and I continue to contribute as a guest lecturer at the Institute of Leadership, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
I was a lecturer in academic development at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), where I coordinated the first year programme of the MSc in Applied eLearning, and taught on the MA in Higher Education & the PG Diploma in Third Level Learning and Teaching.
I have diverse experience in using technology for learning and I have facilitated many workshops and seminars in Ireland and internationally to support academics use of technology in teaching.
In my spare time I practice yoga, love to travel and learn about the world!