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Principal Fellowship of UK Higher Education Academy for UCD academic

Posted: January 31, 2018

In recognition of her contribution to student learning and leadership in education, Associate Professor Niamh Moore-Cherry, UCD School of Geography, has been awarded Principal Fellowship of the UK Higher Education Academy.
The Higher Education Academy in the UK is a non-regulatory national body. It champions teaching excellence and works with governments, universities and academics in the United Kingdom and around the world.

Its mission is to improve learning outcomes by raising the status and quality of teaching in higher education.

Pictured: Associate Professor Niamh Moore-Cherry, UCD School of Geography

Principal Fellowships of the HEA recognise successful, strategic leadership to enhance student learning. To date, around 800 people have been awarded Principal Fellow status.

Associate Professor Moore-Cherry is the first academic in University College Dublin to have been awarded the distinction.

Her research focuses on understanding how cities are governed and how urban policy is developed.
She is the author of Dublin Docklands Reinvented (Four Courts Press, 2008) and has co-edited three books.

Her research has been published in Urban Geography, Urban Studies, Housing Policy Debate, Land Use Policy, Irish Geography and Planning Practice and Research

In 2007, UCD awarded Associate Professor Moore-Cherry a University Fellowship in Teaching and Academic Development. She was a recipient of a University Teaching Excellence Award in 2017. She led the development of UCD's first Massive Open Online Course in 2016/17.
Associate Professor Moore-Cherry is currently President of the Geographical Society of Ireland. She is a member of the Social Sciences Committee, Royal Irish Academy.

She is also a member of the IGU Urban Commission Steering Group and is on the editorial boards of Irish Geography and the Journal of Geography in Higher Education

By: Jamie Deasy, digital journalist, UCD University Relations