Cathy O' Kelly is an experienced professional and academic, having tenure at The Institute of Technology, Sligo, Ireland, since 2000, specialising in Management, Professional Skills and Entrepreneurship.
Graduating with a BA from NUI Galway and an MA in European Business Studies from The University of Ulster, Cathy gained international experience working with the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, Morimura International Trading Company, New York City, USA., Bahrain Polytechnic, Kingdom of Bahrain and Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Cathy was a member of the Research and Development Team for the Irish Strategic Innovation Funded, Accelerating Campus Entrepreneurship (ACE) project. Current research interests include advancing problem based learning approaches to education, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and the use of technology in teaching.
Mairead McCann is a lecturer in the Institute of Technology, Sligo. Mairead teaches modules in People Management, Professional Skills and Transformational Change. Mairead has undertaken pedagogical research in Problem - Based Learning, Personal Development Planning and the challenges of lecturers migrating to tech-enabled classrooms. She is an elected member of the Academic Council and a member of the Learning, Teaching & Assessment and Planning & Co-ordination sub-committees of the Academic Council.
Mairead is currently undertaking a part-time PhD in the School of Arts, English and Languages in Queen's University of Belfast . Research interests include Critical Discourse Analysis and Stylistics.