Welcome. My name is Irene Hayden. I am a lecturer at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) in the West of Ireland. I lecture on the undergraduate Architectural Technology programme, at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. I also lecture on the undergraduate Civil Engineering and Construction Management programmes and the MA in Learning and Teaching. I have been lecturing for twelve years.
I am currently module leader on the Architectural Technology modules in first and second year as well as module leader in the third year Environmental Building Systems module. I am also lecturing first year Construction Materials, tutoring second year studio and supervising fourth year technical design reports. I am a lead supervisor on the 'Thesis in Educational Science Module' as part of the MA, and previous module leader on 'Teaching and Learning e-Portfolios'. I am currently acting programme secretary on the MA.
Since 2015, I have been a candidate on the Doctoral Programme 'Higher Education: Research, Evaluation and Enhancement' at Lancaster University. My thesis is based on the concept of Visual Building Regulations.
I am a 'Chartered Architectural Technologist' (MCIAT), with the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, CIAT, and a 'Chartered Engineer' (CEng MIEI) with Engineers Ireland, EI. Both are protected titles. I volunteer on CIAT 'Mentormatchme'.