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Dr. Mary Fitzpatrick

Biography

Dr Mary Fitzpatrick is Head, Centre for Transformative Learning at the University of Limerick. Her key area of expertise is the professional development of teaching and learning among academics through reflective practice, feedback and evaluation, development of teaching portfolios, peer observation partnerships and engagement in teaching excellence awards. She leads an inter-institutional project on regional teaching enhancement within three higher educational institutions, establishing a wide range of professional development initiatives to this end. She is Co-Chair (incoming) of Staff and Educational Developers Association (SEDA) and Irish Conference on Engaging Pedagogy (ICEP) Conference Committees and Educational Developers in Ireland Network (EDIN) Committee. Her research interests lie within learning and development with a particular focus on efficacy of professional development activities, the professionalization of teaching in HE, students as co-creators in learning and teaching, and the role of CPD at work. She is a Senior Fellow of SEDA and a chartered member of the CIPD.

Research Interests

Research interests lie within learning and development with a particular focus on efficacy of professional development activities, the student experience in teaching and learning, and the role of learning and development at work.

Teaching Interests

Academic Development, Reflective Practice, Human Resource Development, Organisational Behaviour, Human Resource Management

Professional Activities

Committee

  • 2015 Staff and Educational Developer Association - Conference Committee,
  • 2015 Staff and Educational Developer Association Executive Committee,
  • 2013 Educational Developers in Ireland Network,
  • 2010 University of Limerick Quality Task Force (Teaching and Learning), Advise on benchmarking the University's teaching and research activities against those of leading international universities.
  • 2007 Educational Developers in Ireland Network,
  • 2007 Shannon Consortium Strategic Planning Task Force,

Award

  • 2012 - Teaching Excellence Award - Shortlist
  • 2008 - Teaching Excellence Award - UL shortlist

Association

  • Member, Irish Network for the Enhancement of Writing (INEW)
  • Member, Irish Academy of Management (IAM)
  • Member, University Forum for Human Resource Development (UFHRD)
  • Member, All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE)
  • SFSEDA, SEDA
  • Committee Member, Educational Developers in Ireland
  • Expert panel member, National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
  • MCIPD, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Other

  • Reviewer for Innovations in Education and Teaching International
  • Reviewer for European Journal of Training and Development
  • External Examiner on MA in Human Resource Management and the Postgraduate Diploma in HRM, National College of Ireland (Sept 2007-2011)

Publications

Book Chapters

2015

Delivering HRD Programmes
Cross, C. and Fitzpatrick, M.
(2015) Delivering HRD Programmes
In Human Resource Development: A Concise Introduction; Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan

2013

Developing a regional approach to outstanding teaching and learning: a case study
O'Farrell, C. & Farrell, A.
(2013) Developing a regional approach to outstanding teaching and learning: a case study
In Emerging Issues in Higher Education III: From capacity building to sustainability; Dublin : EDIN

Peer Reviewed Journals

2017

Student voice as risky praxis: democratising physical education teacher education
Enright, E,Coll, L,Ni Chroinin, D,Fitzpatrick, M
(2017) Student voice as risky praxis: democratising physical education teacher education
In Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy ; pp. 459-472
DOI: 10.1080/17408989.2016.1225031

2015

Exploring both positive and negative experiences associated with engaging in teaching awards in a higher education context
Fitzpatrick, M,Moore, S
(2015) Exploring both positive and negative experiences associated with engaging in teaching awards in a higher education context
In Innovations In Education And Teaching International; pp. 621-631
DOI: 10.1080/14703297.2013.866050

Conference Publications

2015

Inaugural HSE West Nursing and Midwifery Conference
Bradshaw C., Pettigrew J., Fitzpatrick M
(2015) Inaugural HSE West Nursing and Midwifery Conference

2014

33rd Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference Fundamental of Nursing and Midwifery Practice
Carmel Bradshaw, Judi Pettigrew and Mary Fitzpatrick
(2014) 33rd Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference Fundamental of Nursing and Midwifery Practice

2014

International Confederation of Midwifery Triennial Conference ,Prague
Bradshaw C., Pettigrew J., Fitzpatrick M
(2014) International Confederation of Midwifery Triennial Conference ,Prague

2014

Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference
Bradshaw. C, Pettigrew. J, Fitzpatrick. M.
(2014) Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference

2004

UFHRD/ AHRD
MacMahon, J. and fitzpatrick M
(2004) UFHRD/ AHRD

2001

Global HRM conference
MacMahon, J. & Fitzpatrick, M.
(2001) Global HRM conference

Conference Contributions

2015

Teaching and Learning - IAM special interest group
Fitzpatrick, M
(2015) Teaching and Learning - IAM special interest group
Dublin

2015

Student Engagement in and out of the classroom
Fitzpatrick, M
(2015) Student Engagement in and out of the classroom
Sheffield

2013

International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management
Fitzpatrick, M. & Risquez, A.
(2013) International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management
Limerick

2012

Department of An Taoiseach
Fitzpatrick, M
(2012) Department of An Taoiseach
Dublin

2012

American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting
Enright, E., Coll, L., Fitzpatrick, M. & Ní Chróinín, D.
(2012) American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting
Vancouver

2008

Irish Academy of Management
Fitzpatrick, M. & Heraty, N.
(2008) Irish Academy of Management
Dublin

2005

European Training Foundation
Fitzpatrick, M. & Heraty, N.
(2005) European Training Foundation
Turin

2004

International HRD
Fitzpatrick, M. & MacMahon, J.
(2004) International HRD
Limerick

Other Publications

2007

The dynamics of an Inter-organisational network: Personal and organisational transitions
Fitzpatrick, M
(2007) The dynamics of an Inter-organisational network: Personal and organisational transitions
University of Limerick :

2002

Transitions in the Use of employer and employee driven flexibility arrangements in Ireland
Fitzpatrick, M
(2002) Transitions in the Use of employer and employee driven flexibility arrangements in Ireland
University of Limerick : University of Limerick