Meet the team

Dr Gearóid Ó Súilleabháin

Dr. Gearóid Ó Súilleabháin Head of Department. Researcher, lecturer and (pass level) student of life. Fascinated by gizmos, gadgets, learning games, mind games, usability, creativity, new media, old media, interaction design, experience design, instructional design, design thinking and a bit of whatever you're having yourself.

For over 15 years have managed an extensive range of commercial and government/EU-funded research and development projects in the space where learning meets technology. Good at sourcing funding, managing multimedia projects, and (I like to think) finding solutions to learning needs and problems.

I lecture at degree and masters level on topics relating to creativity, usability, learning theory, technology-enhanced learning, Cyberculture studies and research methods. I hold a PhD in Educational Research for my research into the phenomenology of learning transfer.



Shane Cronin

As with my other multimedia colleagues, I have been referred to as many things: Multimedia Designer, Researcher, Learning Technologist, Videographer, Designer, Editor. Variety is the spice of life! Working for some 9 years in the field of e-learning design and development I have worked on projects with teams and individuals in spaces/sectors such as design houses, multinational financial institutions, sports training, mobile phone providers, game development houses and software start-ups. I love creative imagery and am particularly interested in Photography and Cinematography.

I hold a BA in Multimedia and an MA in E-learning Design and Development.


Roisin Garvey

Roisin Garvey Since 2007 I’ve been working in the general areas of Multimedia and E-Learning design and development. Most of this has been in the fields of web design/development, game-based-learning, video production, animation and evaluation. Can often be found happily elbow deep in some scripting and video editing.

Interested in accessibility, instructional design and usability, and particularly interested in using multimedia technologies and tools for learning in schools - it’s all about the kids after all!

I hold a BA in Multimedia and an MA for research focusing on the affordances of digital media to help children with learning disabilities in mainstream schools.


Darragh Coakley

I’ve worked the past 7 years in CIT as a project manager, lecturer, tutor, web & print designer/ developer, animator, videographer, researcher, copywriter, concept developer, editor,...butcher, baker, candlestick-maker, etc.
I’ve been fortunate enough to work on a wide range of projects - for commercial clients, for national bodies and for European partners. In doing so, I've been able to pursue my personal research interests in areas like e-learning and multimedia design and development, cyber-cultures and cyberpsychology, social media, game-based-learning and physical fitness & sports training. 

I hold a BA in Multimedia and an MA in E-learning Design and Development (for which I was awarded "Best Taught Masters Student" in 2015).



Christelle Manley

Christelle Manley

Unlike my multimedia colleagues, my expertise resides in a much less creative field: project administration and finances. Since 2003, I have been working part-time with this great team providing them support for the running of all their activities.

I hold an MA in Applied Languages and Business Studies.


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