Past Judges

Judged by the Industry's Elite: The Education Awards 2024 Our esteemed panel of past judges is composed of renowned experts who have made significant contributions to the education industry. They come from diverse backgrounds in academia, business, and related sectors, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the judging process. Their involvement ensures that entries are evaluated by the highest standards of excellence, objectivity, and fairness. The calibre of our past judges is a testament to the rigorous and impartial nature of the awards.

Declan Allen

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

Dr. Teresa Hurley

Former Head of School of Management, Technological University Dublin, Technological University Dublin

Larry Banville

lecturer in Supply Chain Management, IT Carlow, IT Carlow

Dr. Tomás Mac Eochagáin

Director of Academic Programmes, Griffith College, Griffith College

Finneen Bradley

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

Donal McAlister

MBA International Affairs Manager, Institute of Technology Carlow, Institute of Technology Carlow

Prof. Louis Brennan

Trinity Business School, Trinity Business School

Dr. David McKevitt

Lecturer, Management, University College Cork, University College Cork

Dr. Robert Butler

Lecturer, Department of Economics, UCC, UCC

Aine McManus

Head of Faculty, Graduate Business School, Griffith College Dublin​, Griffith College Dublin

Dr. Matt Cotterell

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

Paul Mullally

Director, Education Lighthouse, Education Lighthouse

Dr. Patricia Cremen

Applied Social Studies, Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT), Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT)

Dr. Jane O’Keeffe

Director of Supply Chain, NMCI/CIT, NMCI/CIT

Dr. Valerie Cummins

Senior Lecturer, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University College Cork, University College Cork

Cllr Naoise Ó'Cearúil

Kildare County Council & KWETB, Kildare County Council & KWETB

Prof. Willie Donnelly

President, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford Institute of Technology

Gerard O'Donovan

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

Gerard O’Donovan

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

Dr. Ciarán Ó hAnnracháin

Head of School of Tourism, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Letterkenny Institute of Technology

Stephen Easley-Walsh

Maths, Physics and ICT Lecturer

James O'Malley

Maths Tutor, Maynooth University, Maynooth University

Robert Farrell

Senior Lecturer, Griffith College Dublin, Griffith College Dublin

Robert O'Neill

Director of IT, Hibernia College, Hibernia College

Dr. Alan Fernihough

Queen’s Management School, Queens University Belfast, Queen’s Management School, Queens University Belfast

Dr. Alison Porter-Armstrong

Senior Lecturer Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Health Sciences, Ulster University, Ulster University

Seamus Fitzpatrick

Head of Business Faculty, Griffith College Dublin, Griffith College Dublin

Elaine Rea

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

Dr. Sheila Flanagan

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

Dr. Seán Rowland

Founder & President, Hibernia College, Hibernia College

Professor Graham Heaslip

Head of School of Engineering, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

Dr. Penpatra Sripaiboonkij

Lecturer/Assistant Professor, University College Dublin, University College Dublin

Dr. Kieran Hickey

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

Prof. John Sweeney

Emeritus, ICARUS Research Centre, Maynooth University, Maynooth University

Dr. Ingrid Hunt

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

Dr. Shelagh Waddington

Emeritus Lecturer, Geography Department, Maynooth University, Maynooth University

Dr. Ciarán Ó hAnnracháin

Project Manager, LYIT CUA (Technological University), LYIT CUA (Technological University)