Judging Panel

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

Prof. Willie Donnelly

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

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.

Donal McAllister

Donal McAllister

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.

Aine McManus

Aine McManus

Head of Faculty, Graduate Business School, Griffith College Dublin

Áine McManus is the Head of Faculty of the Graduate Business School, Griffith College.

Paul Mullally

Paul Mullally

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.

More Judges will be announced soon.