Elaine Mc Cabe

is an architect and partner in Mahoney Architecture. She founded the Clever Box Club as a unique toy for children, using simple cardboard boxes of different shapes, sizes and colour together with a pack kit, to stimulate children’s minds and encourage creative and imaginative play.

John O'Connor

Dean of the College of Arts and Tourism teaches the award winning module ‘Virtual Environments: Is one life enough?’ in the online virtual world Second Life. He founded the BA in Visual Art in Sherkin Island, the only accredited honours degree programme to be delivered entirely on an offshore island. John believes that creativity is an innate human ability available to everyone. It is a skill worth recognising, nurturing and developing throughout life.

Mark Farrell

is a lecturer in the School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology at DIT, having previously studied gastronomy in Ireland and France. He is currently completing his doctoral thesis at St Patrick's college.

Carolina De Pasquale

is a doctoral researcher at the DIT Digital Media Centre. She has a particular interest in virtual worlds, digital dualism, gamification and online communities. Carolina is also interested in the human response to audio-visual stimuli, both for entertainment and therapeutic purposes.

​Orla Keane

works as an interior designer, stylist and sustainability consultant. She is interested in new and innovative ways of engaging students, with a particular focus on using technology to engage learners of all ages and from diverse cultural backgrounds. She plays a key role in curriculum development and has edited and co-authored a number of publications on interior design and design education. Her latest research investigates the use of reflective blogs and the integration of ePortfolios in the design curriculum, to both enhance learning and mimic team collaboration that takes place in the design industry.

​Paula Hughes

has been a teacher at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama for over twenty years. She teaches both piano and musicianship to students of all ages and up to those studying for a degree in Music Performance. Paula has been involved in the development of the very successful DIT Kids Club, a pre-instrumental music programme for children. A passionate believer that high quality Music Education should be available to all, Paula also developed a Music Outreach programme and has worked on the National Concert Hall’s Children's Music Programme.

​Kevin Lalor

is Head of School of Languages, Law and Social Sciences. He headed the DIT research team on President Michael D Higgins’ Being Young and Irish youth consultation in 2012.

Diarmaid Murphy

is a lecturer in the School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology at DIT. He has been Executive Head Chef in a variety of world-renowned restaurants and hotels, specialising in high quality and fine dining. Diarmaid has a keen interest in traditional foods and modernist cuisine.

​Jan Pettersen 

is a lecturer in Early Childhood Education at DIT. He also worked in the early years sector and as a childcare manager for several years. He formerly worked in the IT sector during which time he developed an interest in the area of Children and ICT, an area which is now the topic of his PhD Research.  

Kerry Meakin

worked in the visual merchandising and retail design sector before joining the Dublin School of Creative Arts as a lecturer in design. Her research interest is in nurturing and developing creative thinking.

Owen Harris

is lead game designer with BitSmith Games and lectures in Game Design in the School of Media at DIT. He is the creator of the award-winning game Kú Shroud of Morrigan. He is currently working on an award winning virtual reality breathing simulator which is being funded by the Dutch Government.