Colin is Professor of Engineering Education at Ulster University, and has been teaching mathematics, software and engineering for 26 years. Colin is passionate about transforming student outcomes – through development of learning support systems, empowering students as partners, his extensive industry network, influencing public policy and through his personal, charismatic teaching.
Commitment to achieving optimal student outcomes has remained constant throughout Dr Malachy Ó Néill's career journey from post-primary teacher to HE leader. His leadership in enhancing learning environments, opportunities and experiences has transformed HE access and transition, Irish language pedagogy and national curricula, employability and graduate qualities, global partnerships and civic engagement.
A fiddle player, Dr Liz Doherty has 25 years of experience in higher education, where she has played a pioneering role in developing traditional music as a viable discipline nationally and internationally. She has developed imaginative experiential learning opportunities for students at Ulster University and is regarded as a role model among colleagues.
Melanie is a Professor of Psychology and Head of school at Ulster University with over 26 years' experience of teaching in Higher Education. Engaging students through partnership is critical to her teaching philosophy. She has introduced a variety of interactive pedagogic approaches with a particular focus on peer mentoring.