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Dr Michael Hannon

Deputy President & Registrar
Michael Hannon

Dr Michael Hannon is the Deputy President and Registrar of the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)
Nationally he is a member of:
– Connacht Ulster Alliance (CUA) formed to merge GMIT into a Technological University with two sister institutions: LYIT and IT Sligo.
– Technological University Research Network (TURN) Steering Committee
– Technological Higher Education Apprenticeship Committee (THEAC): Inaugural Chair from 2018
– Institutes of Technology Apprenticeship Committee (ITAC): Chair from 2017
– West North-West Higher Education Cluster Steering Committee
– GRETB FET Board member
– EAIR:- The European Higher Education Society: Linking research, policy and practice

On the European stage he contributed to an EU Benchmarking Project on Higher Education with a particular focus on curriculum reform across eleven countries.
Michael has widespread leadership and quality assurance experience both inside and outside the organisation, externally with HETAC now QQI, the Teaching Council, the NCCA and the State Examinations Commission.
His education philosophy places the student at the centre of the learning experience, a philosophy he enacted throughout his teaching career. He is an advocate of the “spiral curriculum” (Bruner, 1977) and believes the learning experience should be grounded in “active learning”.
He has published a range of textbooks and graduated from the University of Bath in 2017 with a DBA in Higher Education Management.

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