Researchers at UCD


Joe Houghton


School Of Business
Graduate School of Business
Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock
Co. Dublin

Tel: 0863843670


Currently Director of Project Management & lecturer at UCD Smurfit Graduate School of Business, Dublin. International Executive MBA graduate (UCD 2004) and part way through part time PhD by research in the area of Not for Profit governance.

Experienced Business/IT Manager who has held European and global positions in Software Development, Systems Implementation, Technology Management, & Telemetry Systems Development with multi-nationals including General Electric. Able to manage effectively in a constantly changing environment. Presented at industry seminars in UK, Europe and USA. Created and delivered training courses as part of global project rollouts in Data Management, CRM, MS Office, Windows, Internet Usage & Searching, and many internally developed programs and tools.  

Chairman of the Board at Pieta House Centre for the Prevention of Suicide and Self-Harm, Board member of The Wheel, and a Lay Minister with St. Andrews Church of Ireland, Lucan.

Other skills : Change Management; Presentation and Communication; IT Strategy; Business Analysis; Customer Relationship Management; Sales Force Automation; Mobile field force systems. Founding Director in LearningTalk Ltd, a Management Training and Consultancy company based in Dublin :




Research Interests

Most of my teaching is in the area of Project Management, as well as time management and working in teams.

I also regularly consult with organisations on process improvement, project management and general business development.  Past clients include An Garda Siochana, AMGEN, 4pm.