2017 Aurora Leadership Development Programme, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.
2015 Supporting and Leading Educational Change: Professional Qualification from
SEDA. 2011 Doctorate of Education (EdD), University of Sheffield, UK.
1999 MSc (Ed) Computer Based Learning (Distinction), Queen’s University, Belfast, UK.
1998 BA Hons English and Music, Queen’s University Belfast, UK. (I still have a keen interest in music and have attained Grade 8 (Distinction) in doublebass and piano, from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.)
November 2014 – present: Independent Expert Evaluator on European-funded game-based learning projects, led by Cork Institute of Technology.
April 2014 – July 2014: Independent Expert Evaluator for the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 research programme. (Advanced digital gaming and gamification technologies.)
2002 – present: eLearning Developer, Researcher and Lecturer with DIT’s
Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre. 1999 Joined
Intuition Publishing Ltd. where I worked as an Instructional/Interactive Designer and Training Lead. 1997-1999: Freelance Music Tutor.
Member of the Steering Committee for the
Irish Learning Technology Association Chair of the Third
Irish Symposium on Game Based Learning 2013 Member of Conference Executive Committee for
AISHE (All Ireland Society for Higher Education)
ILTA (Irish Learning Technology Association)
ALT (Association of Learning Technologies)
DiGRA (Digital Games Research Association)
Academic reviewer/editor for
Innovations in Education and Teaching International
International Journal of Game-Based Learning
International Journal of Social Research Methodology
MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching
Simulation & Gaming
Qualitative Research Journal
Electronic Journal of eLearning
EdTech (annual conference of the Irish Learning Technology Association)
Irish Symposium on Game Based Learning (annual event)
European Conference on Game Based Learning (annual event)
2015 IELA International eLearning Award (eLearning Division) for #DITTELTA (an online course on Technology-Enhanced Learning, Teaching & Assessment).
2011 Association for Learning Technology (ALT): Learning Technologist of the Year Award (team category, second place.)
2011 Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association: Best case study for Dublin eLearning Summer School