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Past Judges

All submissions to the Education Awards are judged by an independent panel of recognised and distinguished judges, the highest echelons of the third-level education sector in Ireland and abroad,

View a sample list of our past judges below and judge us by who judges you.

Declan Allen

Assistant Head, School of Management, College of Business, Technological University Dublin

Larry Banville
lecturer in Supply Chain Management, IT Carlow


Finneen Bradley

Careers Academy Manager & Deputy Head of Learner Services, North West Regional College

Prof. Louis Brennan
Trinity Business School

Dr. Robert Butler
Lecturer, Department of Economics, UCC

Dr. Matt Cotterell

Head of School of Mechanical, Electrical & Process Engineering, Munster Technological University, Cork

Dr. Patricia Cremen
Applied Social Studies, Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT)

Dr. Valerie Cummins
Senior Lecturer, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University College Cork

Prof. Willie Donnelly
President, Waterford Institute of Technology


Gerard O’Donovan

Head of the Faculty of Business and Humanities, Cork Institute of Technology

Stephen Easley-Walsh
Maths, Physics and ICT Lecturer

Robert Farrell
Senior Lecturer, Griffith College Dublin

Dr. Alan Fernihough
Queen’s Management School, Queens University Belfast


Seamus Fitzpatrick

Head of Business Faculty, Griffith College Dublin


Dr. Sheila Flanagan

Vice President for Academic Affairs & Registrar, Dundalk Institute of Technology

Professor Graham Heaslip

Head of School of Engineering, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

​Dr. Kieran Hickey

Senior Lecturer & Head of the Department, Geography & Head of the School, Human Environment, University College Cork

Dr. Ingrid Hunt

Senior Educational Developer & Lecturer, Supply Chain Management, University of Limerick

Dr. Teresa Hurley
Former Head of School of Management, Technological University Dublin

Dr. Tomás Mac Eochagáin

Director of Academic Programmes, Griffith College

Donal McAlister
MBA International Affairs Manager, Institute of Technology Carlow

Dr. David McKevitt
Lecturer, Management, University College Cork


Aine McManus
Head of Faculty, Graduate Business School, Griffith College Dublin

Paul Mullally

Director, Education Lighthouse

Dr. Jane O’Keeffe
Director of Supply Chain, NMCI/CIT

Cllr Naoise Ó'Cearúil
Kildare County Council & KWETB

Gerard O'Donovan

Head of the Faculty of Business and Humanities, Munster Technological University, Cork Campus

Dr. Ciarán Ó hAnnracháin

Head of School of Tourism, Letterkenny Institute of Technology

James O'Malley
Maths Tutor, Maynooth University

Robert O'Neill
Director of IT, Hibernia College

Dr. Alison Porter-Armstrong
Senior Lecturer Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Health Sciences, Ulster University


Elaine Rea

International Marketing Manager, College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies, NUI Galway

Dr. Seán Rowland
Founder & President, Hibernia College


Dr. Penpatra Sripaiboonkij

Lecturer/Assistant Professor, University College Dublin

Prof. John Sweeney
Emeritus, ICARUS Research Centre, Maynooth University

Dr. Shelagh Waddington
Emeritus Lecturer, Geography Department, Maynooth University

Dr. Ciarán Ó hAnnracháin

Project Manager, LYIT CUA (Technological University)

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