Kristin Horan Lecturer, Shannon College of Hotel Management
Kristin lectures in Intercultural Communication, Public Speaking and EFL at the Shannon College of Hotel Management. Kristin holds a BA in Communications (Radio/TV/Film), an MA in English Language Teaching, and is currently writing up her PhD in Applied Linguistics, investigating the use of metadiscourse in student academic presentations. She has previously worked in publishing in the production, sales and support of academic books. Kristin recently took over as the Project Leader for the ExS project, a web-based application to assist students in the development of their executive functioning skills.
Orla Cullinane Lecturer, Shannon College of Hotel Management
Orla is a Lecturer and Student Welfare Officer in the Shannon College of Hotel Management. Orla lectures in Skills for Work Life, Food Safety, Food Science and Intercultural Communication. Orla also looks after student welfare. She practices and is an advocate of mindfulness on campus having completed an MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction) course. Orla chairs the college Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Committee and believes passionately in the importance of addressing the underlying disparities present in the student body, particularly among more vulnerable groups, by responding to and understanding the different range of learning supports required, making for a truly holistic and inclusive learning environment.
Loraine Kavanagh Lecturer, Shannon College of Hotel Management
Loraine Kavanagh is a Lecturer in English and Business Skills Development at the Shannon College of Hotel Management. One of her interests is promoting languages outside the classroom and in 2015 was selected as a European Language Label (ELL) Language Ambassador. Through teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and supervising final year projects, she has developed an interest in academic writing and was part of a small team which set-up academic writing workshops in the college. Academic writing is an area where she would like to do further research and is currently undertaking an M.Litt in this area with the hopes of bringing the research to PhD level.