Dr Zeta Dooly is a Lecturer in Digital Education, and Programme Lead for the PG Cert in Technology Enhanced Learning in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning at the South East Technological University. Zeta has 15+ years academic experience; teaching, supervising and researching. Zeta has led and participated in funded research from European Commission, H2020, Horizon Europe and National agencies (HEA, HSE, National Forum Enterprise Ireland, SFI). Zeta was shortlisted for SETU Teaching excellence award in 2021
My core research interests are digital education, technology and learning. My vision is to promote educational transformation for Universities of the Future. My research to date has been primarily centred in knowledge and technology: First, my scholarship explored network theory in the context of research networks where academia and industry organisations collaborate. Previously, my research delved into cybersecurity, investigating privacy, identity and trust inherent in organisational systems and processes. Recently my research has focused on education and employment looking at Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), the design of ethical algorithms for public administration of job seekers, Immersive Learning Environments and the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Furthermore, I am leading the establishment of the, South East Education Research Lab (SEERLab) within SETU where research includes Student experience, emerging technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Extended Reality (XR), Neurodiversity in HE, and teaching, learning and assessment with Artificial Intelligence.
Zeta is a member of SETU’s Academic Council and the SETU Academic Development, Learning and Teaching Committee and has contributed significantly to Assessment in the Generative Ai era, Online learning and Assessment Guidelines and SETU Micro credential Policy.
Zeta has been invited as Expert evaluator, Observer and Rapporteur with the European Commission in programs in ICT, Research and Education.
Zeta is appointed to the Corporate and Midlands Health Service Executive (HSE) Research Ethics Committee (2022-2025). Zeta has been an invited speaker with Dept. of Taoiseach at the Data Summit numerous events with Enterprise Ireland and at Trinity’s Cyber Summit in the Science Gallery.
Prior to joining academia Zeta had an international career in Senior Software Engineer roles and as QA Software Manager with Sun Life Financial, NuaPublish, WestPac and Ericsson.
Specialties: Immersive learning environments, Neurodiversity in HE, Digital Education, Digital Transformation, Recognition of Prior Learning, Policy and Practice, Knowledge Management, Network theory, Identity, Trust and Privacy, Innovation and entrepreneurship.