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Teaching and Learning Staff 2014

Dr Suzanne Guerin BA PhD

I began my teaching career as a tutor and laboratory demonstrator with the School of Psychology at UCD in 1995, and I quickly discovered that I really enjoyed interacting with students in these settings. I became a lecturer with the School in 2000 and my early training was “on the job”, however I was very lucky to be apprenticed to skilled lecturers within the School.
Since then I have developed my teaching in the areas of applied psychology and research methodology. In delivering modules in these areas I want to share my enthusiasm for the subjects and to help students to see that they are surrounded by psychology and research. Within this context I aim to guide students thought the demands of understanding both the theoretical underpinnings of topics and the pragmatic choices central to conducting research or applying research-based knowledge successfully. Central to this process is providing students with insights from real-world studies and designing assignments that challenge students to engage with research themselves. I aim to share my own research experiences with students to help them see the realities of studying in these areas.

Contact Details

School of Psychology
Newman Building, UCD, Dublin 4
Tel: +353-1-7168490


Mr Jonathan McNulty BSc HDip

As a former UCD Radiography graduate, I worked as a clinical Radiographer in Beaumont Hospital Dublin before taking up a full-time position in UCD in 2004. I have been heavily involved in the modularisation and ongoing restructuring of the BSc Radiography degree programme. As the Head of Teaching and Learning for Diagnostic Imaging in the School of Medicine and Medical Science and the BSc Radiography programme coordinator, I am managing the introduction of online graduate programmes, which facilitate study and CPD and give flexibility for release from work duties, along with the introduction of e-learning technologies and content into the undergraduate curriculum. I have received a number of educational grants including a Module Innovation Support Grant and an Inclusive Assessment Grant (HEA Training of Trainers fund). I am currently Chair of the Erasmus Radiography Group, a consortium of 16 academic institutions from across Europe who strive to improve quality, creativity and innovation in Radiography education while facilitating student and staff exchanges and am also project coordinator for the European Masters Programme in Medical Imaging which is aimed at educating and training Masters students from across Europe.  I hope that my involvement in the Fellowship will allow me to explore issues such as student engagement and professionalism within UCD’s professional degree programmes whilst at the same time contributing to the enhancement of teaching and learning in UCD.

Contact Details

School of School of Medicine & Medical Science
Health Sciences Centre, UCD, Dublin 4
Tel: +353-1-7166530

Dr Michael Staunton BA MA PhD

I teach in the School of History and Archives, and was a recipient of the College Teaching Award for 2010-11. As Director of Teaching and Learning in the School, I took a leading role in reshaping the History curriculum to place more emphasis on small-group teaching and new teaching methods, and I am currently involved in developing the School’s approach to teaching student skills. Over the course of the Fellowship, I plan to investigate the relationship between writing, learning and assessment, with particular focus on First Year. I am especially interested in the integration of an explicit writing element within modules, and how assessment methods involving writing may be used to develop critical thinking among first-year students.

Contact Details

School of History & Archives
Newman Building, UCD, Dublin 4
Tel: +353-1-7168165