Irene Hayden joined GMIT in 2005, having previously graduated in Architecture, QUB (1994) and Civil Engineering, NUIG (1999). She is a Chartered Engineer, EI (2004) and a Chartered Architectural Technologist, CIAT (2016). Irene has completed various post-graduate certificates in Higher Education and an MSc in Renewable Energy and Energy Management, UU (2011), for which she received an Energy Institute Award. Since 2015, she has been a Doctoral candidate on the ‘PhD in Higher Education, Research, Evaluation and Enhancement’, Lancaster University, whilst lecturing in the Built Environment. Her research has particular interest in blended learning, visual learning and Universal Design.
I have started the last structured module for the Doctoral programme with Lancaster University. I am very happy about that! Attached are reflections for my planned research, which were required as an opening assignment. I am looking forward to 2017 and getting my research underway, happy days!