An independent panel of recognised and expert judges, drawn from the highest echelons of the Educational Institutions in Ireland and abroad, will determine the winners of the Education Awards.
Our focus is to deliver a balanced judging assessment from industry leaders who will bring their extensive knowledge, enthusiasm and expertise to the judging process ensuring that the winning entries are truly outstanding and worthy of receiving an Education Award.
The panel is carefully selected to ensure the Awards judging process is fair and objective. The judges are bound by a strict confidentiality agreement and are required to declare any conflict of interest in entries over which they deliberate, in which case that entry will be reallocated. The integrity of this process lies at the very heart of all that we do.
A comprehensive judging process has been put together to decide the worthy winners of the Education Awards.
2022 Judging Panel
Deputy Head of the International Office, Griffith College
As Deputy Head of the International Office, Claire is responsible for supporting the Director of the International Office in overseeing international marketing, recruitment and academic collaborations.
Prof. Willie Donnelly
President, Waterford IT
Willie Donnelly was appointed President of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) in April 2015, having held the position of Head of Research and Innovation at the Institute for the previous 10 years.
Prof. Graham Heaslip
Head of School of Engineering, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
Graham is Professor of Logistics and Head of the School of Engineering at Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), Ireland.
Prof. Colette Henry
Head of Department of Business Studies, Dundalk Institute of Technology
Professor Colette Henry, PhD, is Head of Department of Business Studies at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT), and Adjunct Professor, Business Strategy & Innovation, at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia.
International Affairs Manager, Institute of Technology Carlow
Donal has amassed a wealth of marketing experience in a 28-year career spanning the I.T., Food, Retail and Education sectors both in Ireland and abroad.
Student Experience Manager, Institute of Art Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire / Co-Chair of UNESCO Dublin Learning City
UNESCO Dublin Learning City Co-Chair and Dynamic Student Experience and Lifelong Learning Practitioner with over twenty years’ experience in Third Level Education.
Director, Education Lighthouse
Paul has been directly involved with student recruitment from a range of different countries and regions, and more recently he has been an international education consultant and has worked with institutions in Ireland, UK, US, Australia, and NZ to help with their internationalisation strategies.
Head of the Faculty of Business and Humanities, Munster Technological University
Gerard O’Donovan is Head of the Faculty of Business and Humanities at Munster Technological University where he is responsible for the strategic direction, people management and operation of the Faculty.
Dr. Ciarán Ó hAnnracháin
Project Manager, LYIT (Atlantic TU)
Ciarán Ó hAnnracháin has worked in tertiary education, both public and private, for over 30 years in the Irish, UK, US, and Swiss education systems, predominantly working in the field of Hospitality and Tourism Management.