UCD Teaching & Learning
College of Life Sciences
Teaching and Learning Symposium
Innovation and Creativity
Conway Lecture Theatre B309
UCD Teaching & Learning
Dr. Mike Casey obtained
in Chemistry from UCC and PhD from Imperial College, London. He spent two
years as a
at Columbia University in New York and was then appointed as a Lecturer at the
He returned to Ireland in 1992 to take up a position in UCD, where he is now a Senior
Lecturer in Organic Chemistry. He has a strong interest in investigating non
traditional methods for
JP Donnelly is a leading authority on branding and marketing communications, having worked on indigenous
and international brands in Ireland, UK and the United States.
JP is CEO of Ogilvy Group. He is a graduate
of UCD with a
He is also Chairman of WPP in Ireland, which is the largest procurer of
communications services in Ireland.
JP is a Board member of UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of
Business, and the Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital.
He was formerly Chairman of the Marketing Institute
of Ireland, Honorary Secretary of UCDRFC and the Irish Universities.
Dr. Evelyn Doyle obtained a
in Microbiology from NUI Galway and completed a PhD in UCD on high
maltose producing amylases. After 4 years working as an industry
, she joined the staff of
the Department of Industrial Microbiology in UCD in 1990 and was Head of Department from 2002
Evelyn is Head of Teaching and Learning in the School of Biology and Environmental Science.
Dr. Helen Gallagher is a Lecturer in the School of Medicine and Medical Science. One of her research and
teaching interests is the delivery of pharmaceutical care, which is inter
disciplinary by its nature and relies
on good working relationships between professionals. She has recently been awarded funding by the HRB to
conduct a Cochrane review contributing to a major worldwide umbrella review on the rational use of drugs.
Dr. Amanda Gibney has worked as a structural design engineer in London where she worked on projects
such as the Lloyds Headquarters, Lords Cricket Ground, the Grand Louvre, Hong Kong Park Aviary, Bari
Football Stadium and Canary Wharf. Amanda returned to work in Dublin, joining UCD as a College
Amanda is currently Vice Principal for Teaching and Learning in the College of Engineering,
Mathematical and Physical Sciences.
Dr. Paul McCabe is Head of Botany in the School of Biology and Environmental Science. He teaches courses
in cell biology, development and biotechnology. For the past 10 years he has been module coordinator for
'Plant Biotechnology'. This module stimulates an entrepreneurial spirit in undergraduates. The
structure and development of a business enterprise is examined and the students work in groups to prepare
a business plan to exploit a biotechnology venture.
Kathy O Boyle
Dr. O Boyle is a Senior Lecturer in the School of
and Biomedical Science. Kathy is a former
Head of Subject for Pharmacology and is the School Head of Teaching and Learning. Kathy is currently
working on a university assessment project with UCD Centre for Teaching & Learning.
Professor Jim Phelan was educated at St Mary's
College and UCD, prior to Joining UCD in 1982. His
teaching interests include the areas of research methods and rural development. He served as Head of
Department of Agribusiness and Rural Development from 1994 to 2003. He was appointed Dean of
Agricultural Sciences in
2007. Prof. Phelan also has a keen interest in development in Africa, particularly
Tanzania and has been involved on several missions in that country.
Chairperson: Dr Declan Patton, College Vice
Principal for Teaching and Learning
Welcome address: Registrar and Deputy President
Dr Philip Nolan
Deputy Registrar for Teaching and Learning
Professor Bairbre Redmond
Dr Helen Gallagher, School of Medicine and Medical Science
Interdisciplinary education as a way of overcoming traditional differences
Dr Mike Casey, School of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
PBL in Science; what’s the problem?
Dr Kathy O Boyle, School of
and Biomedical Science
Dr Evelyn Doyle, School of Biology and Environmental Science
Students choosing their own assessment
Break for refreshments
JP Donnelly, CEO Ogilvy Advertising
Building your value by enhancing your own personal brand
Professor James Phelan, Dean of Agricultural Sciences
Enhancing student engagement: Experiences in the Agricultural Programme
Dr Paul McCabe, School of Biology and Environmental Science
Involving business innovation in assessing a non business module
Dr Amanda Gibney, Vice
Principal for Teaching & Learning, College of Engineering,
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Developing creativity: a design and innovation
based case study’