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Dr. Deirdre Brady

PhD

Biography

I am an experienced researcher with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Having worked in international companies, I bring a market-based focus to my teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the Department of Management and Marketing. Furthermore, I develop and design workshops in the Management Development Unit, focusing on business communications and reflective practice. Other teaching experience includes Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Marketing Leadership, International Business Consultancy, Communications, Marketing Communications and Thesis Writing. My interests include mapping networks and communications in the cultural marketplace, specifically focusing on women in print cultures and publishing histories. My research has been published in scholarly International peer-reviewed journals, and I have contributed articles to The Irish Times.

Research Interests

 My interdisciplinary research incorporates concepts from sociology, business and cultural theory.  It involves identifying writers groups and intellectual networks in the cultural marketplace - specifically focusing on female networks, communications circuits and publishing histories The development of new ideas, writing lives, and cultural networks interests me greatly and I have published and presented on these issues in a variety of peer-reviewed international publications. My teaching interests expand on these concepts, focusing on reflective practices,  marketing strategies,  managing business communications, and academic literacies modules.

Teaching Interests

My teaching experience includes leading modules in Marketing, Communications, Marketing Communications, Interdisciplinary Research Methods, and International Business Confirmation Papers for undergraduate programmes. Continuing professional development is part of my teaching philosophy, and as such, I have designed and delivered workshops in business communication, reflective practice, writing strategies and integrative case studies for the Management Development Unit (MDU); alongside skills-based workshops for postgraduates in graduate studies (CPE).  My online teaching extends to blended learning platforms and I am the online moderator for the Transferable Skills Module aimed at PhD Students from a diversity of academic disciplines on the importance of developing networks and articulating research research outputs to the academic community.

Professional Activities

Association

  • 2017 Member, The Teaching Council
  • 2005 Executive Committee Member, Ennis Chamber

Education

  • 2014 University of Limerick - PhD
  • 2007 University of Limerick - Master of Arts

Award

  • 2008 - Research Doctoral Scholarship

Outreach

  •  My talk on ‘the use of Reflective Learning Journals in making better business decisions’ was selected for the UL Talks Series 2018. The talk series, which is run by the Centre of Teaching and Learning, was filmed on 6th February and will be officially launched in September 2018.       

Publications

Other Journal

2014

Modernist Presses and the Gayfield Press
Deirdre Brady
Bibliologia

Other Publication

Peer Reviewed Journal

2018

The Road to Cuzco: An Irish woman writer's journey to the ‘navel of the world’
Deirdre Brady
Irish Migration Studies in Latin America