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

Dr. Teresa Hurley

Former Head of School of Management, Technological University Dublin

Larry Banville

lecturer in Supply Chain Management, IT Carlow

Dr. Tomás Mac Eochagáin

Director of Academic Programmes, Griffith College

Finneen Bradley

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

Donal McAlister

MBA International Affairs Manager, Institute of Technology Carlow

Prof. Louis Brennan

Trinity Business School

Dr. David McKevitt

Lecturer, Management, University College Cork

Dr. Robert Butler

Lecturer, Department of Economics, UCC

Aine McManus

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

Dr. Matt Cotterell

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

Paul Mullally

Director, Education Lighthouse

Dr. Patricia Cremen

Applied Social Studies, Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT)

Dr. Jane O’Keeffe

Director of Supply Chain, NMCI/CIT

Dr. Valerie Cummins

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

Cllr Naoise Ó'Cearúil

Kildare County Council & KWETB

Prof. Willie Donnelly

President, Waterford Institute of Technology

Gerard O'Donovan

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

Gerard O’Donovan

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

Dr. Ciarán Ó hAnnracháin

Head of School of Tourism, Letterkenny Institute of Technology

Stephen Easley-Walsh

Maths, Physics and ICT Lecturer

James O'Malley

Maths Tutor, Maynooth University

Robert Farrell

Senior Lecturer, Griffith College Dublin

Robert O'Neill

Director of IT, Hibernia College

Dr. Alan Fernihough

Queen’s Management School, Queens University Belfast

Dr. Alison Porter-Armstrong

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

Seamus Fitzpatrick

Head of Business Faculty, Griffith College Dublin

Elaine Rea

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

Dr. Sheila Flanagan

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

Dr. Seán Rowland

Founder & President, Hibernia College

Professor Graham Heaslip

Head of School of Engineering, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

Dr. Penpatra Sripaiboonkij

Lecturer/Assistant Professor, University College Dublin

​Dr. Kieran Hickey

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

Prof. John Sweeney

Emeritus, ICARUS Research Centre, Maynooth University

Dr. Ingrid Hunt

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

Dr. Shelagh Waddington

Emeritus Lecturer, Geography Department, Maynooth University

Dr. Ciarán Ó hAnnracháin

Project Manager, LYIT CUA (Technological University)