Meet the CIRTL Fellows

The CIRTL Fellows facilitate the enhancement of teaching and learning in higher education, supporting staff and postgraduate students who teach. This role has a pedagogical and a research focus and ultimately harnesses opportunities for accredited and non-accredited CPD at UCC. CIRTL Fellows have a research profile in their own disciplinary fields and bring that strength to bear in the integration of research, teaching and learning.

Scope of role

  • Provide pedagogical inputs into the accredited programmes, postgraduate student modules and other staff, and student T&L activities. 
  • Supervise research projects, as appropriate.
  • Facilitate online discussion groups in support of the blended and online programmes.
  • Participate in Erasmus+ Capacity Building Projects on which CIRTL is a partner

CIRTL Fellows are required to meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a 1H Masters qualification relating to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, or equivalent.
  • Have a research profile in their own disciplinary field.

CIRTL Fellows 2020-21

First Name Department Biography
Mohammed Abdulla Physiology View Profile
Lawrence Dooley Management & Marketing View Profile
JJ Keating Pharmacy View Profile
Karen Neville BIS View Profile
Caroline O'Reilly CIT  
Mark Rae Physiology View Profile
Caroline Shore Applied Soc Science View Profile
Kieran Hurley Campus Radio  
Katie Power Law (CIT)  
Phil Scannell Dental Hospital  
Brian Butler DSS  
Gerard O'Keeffe Anatomy View Profile
Marian McCarthy CIRTL View Profile
Ciaran Dawson Gaeilge View Profile
Niall O'Leary Microbiology View Profile
Robert Butler Economics View Profile
Serena Fitzgerald Nursing View Profile
Daniel Blackshields Economics View Profile
Tracey Connolly Education View Profile
Declan Kennedy Education View Profile
Jacinta McKeon Education View Profile
Eleanor O'Sullivan Dentistry View Profile
Tony Ryan Paediatrics View Profile



Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL)

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