Maura is the Manager of the Centre for Teaching and Learning and in her role works closely with faculty members, heads of departments and other key groups to champion and support excellence, innovation and enhancements in teaching and learning activities within UL and throughout the sector. She is dedicated to heightening the profile and value of teaching activities, by providing support advice and recognising and facilitating all those involved in teaching and learning in UL.
Among her key areas of expertise are learning preferences analysis, student coaching and essay writing. She is currently engaged in a research project that explores the essay writing experiences of first-year students. She is a qualified MBTI and Firo-B Practitioner and regularly presents learning styles, active learning and critical thinking workshops to students across the Shannon Consortium. She is Budget Manager for the Graduate Diploma in Teaching, Learning & Scholarship and manages UL's First Seven Weeks Programme. She is co-author of ‘How to be a Student’, and The Ultimate Study Skills Handbook both published by the Open University Press.