Research Systems Support Officer
Research, Innovation & Graduate Studies - Research Support Unit
+353 0 51302922
2.10 Walton IT Building
I work as Research Systems Support Officer for WIT, within the Office of Research, Innovation & Graduate Studies. The nature of my role includes the governance of business intelligence systems used for research data, the processing and analysis of research data. Identifying new ways of presenting our data, facilitating researchers with requests for statistics, and designing/distributing reports that showcase the research performance of WIT.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Applied Computing (Industrial – Level 8) thereafter pursuing a career in research and education with WIT. I have an extensive background in both European and Nationally-funded IT research and over 16 years of lecturing experience in the areas of computer programming, mathematics, statistics, and final year project supervision up to Level 8 students.
In 2002, I pursued my Masters degree part-time by research focussing on the development of a software-based solution for rating (i.e. calculating costs associated with) telecoms services in the internet era. My thesis had a specific focus on developing both arbitrarily complex algorithms and one fully-developed use case algorithm (ReFLEx) to illustrate the capabilities of the system developed.
Throughout the years, I have always maintained a research interest in these fields in addition to imparting my expertise to undergraduates registered to the teaching programmes that I was charged with delivering. I now work behind the front line of research, within the Research Support Unit, to conduct statistical analysis of our performance as an institute, assist with strategic ambitions, and to develop reports, software solutions, and other material that contribute to supporting the research effort of WIT.
I am happy to be contacted about any matters surrounding research data, reporting, web presence and resources for research, and all associated areas that you think I may be able to provide assistance on.
Traditionally, my research focus was on internet service development and specifically on rating algorithms and solutions for internet service provisioning. I have worked on projects related to these and many other areas throughout my career.
Recent funding awards include an allocation from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform to host an Open Data Hackathon at WIT, promoting a national objective in relation to the reuse of open datasets.
Previously, through my work with the TSSG (now Walton Institute) I have co-authored many funded research proposals, including the IMenabled project that was ranked as the top-rated proposal in Europe in its eTEN funding round.
I have co-authored and worked on the implementation of many successful projects involving industry, through programmes such as the Enterprise Ireland Innovation Partnership scheme.
From October 2000 until January 2017, I lectured as a part-time member of academic staff at WIT. Mostly I was lecturing to part-time education students via the School of Lifelong Learning but I have also delivered course material when required through the School of Science & Computing. Subject areas covered throughout that period include:
I have worked in both the commercial and academic worlds, in software-related disciplines, telecommunications research, and lecturing. My experience ranges from research systems support, casual graphic designer, software developer, technical lead, software architect, to delivery of course material to undergraduate students.