Associate Vice President Student Engagement
Dr Ronni M. Greenwood is the Associate Vice President Student Engagement. She is a Social-Community Psychologist, Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at University of Limerick. Her research interests span social and community psychology and focus on ecological influences on well-being and quality of life, particularly for marginalised social groups. Her research on intersectionality and social identities focuses on factors that promote solidarity and social justice. She is an internationally recognised expert on the effect of homeless services structures and delivery on the recovery experiences of adults with histories of homelessness and complex needs. She was a co-investigator on the Horizon2020-funded project, “Homelessness as Unfairness”, an investigation of homelessness in eight European countries. A Programme Implementation and Evaluation Consultant, most recently she served as the PI for the National Housing First Implementation Evaluation. She completed her PhD in Social/Personality Psychology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
The Associate Vice President Student Engagement (AVPSE) role has responsibility for the enhancement of student engagement, the delivery of an excellent student experience and, significantly, leadership for the implementation of academic transformation, ensuring that our academic programmes are student-centred in design and delivery and prepare our students to tackle the major societal challenges that face humanity, whilst simultaneously instilling the confidence needed to continually reskill and upskill over their lives.
The AVPSE role involves the line management of a range of professional support divisions including the Library and Information Services Division, Centre for Transformative Learning, Student Affairs, and Cooperative Education and Careers Division, all of which reside within this portfolio. The AVPSE also line manages the Ceremonies Office and plays a key role in the ceremonies function in the University.