The Convene team represents a diverse range of backgrounds, nationally and internationally, from across education and enterprise.
As principal investigator, she has secured European funding in highly competitive schemes including four funded projects as lead co-ordinator since 2015. In addition to leading the €17.5m HCI-funded Convene programme, she leads the HubLinked Knowledge Alliance of Global IT hubs, an initiative of over 40 academic and industry partners across 14 global IT hubs that aims to share best methods for university-industry innovations and strengthen Europe's software innovation capacity. Deirdre is a member of the Board of the Higher Education Authority and chairs its Audit & Risk Committee. She is a member of Senate of the National University of Ireland, Royal Irish Academy Engineering and Computer Science Committee and Institute of Directors in Ireland and has previously served on the Board of the Irish Writers Centre.
Since joining TU Dublin in 2016 as an International and Research Project Officer for the School of Computer Science, William has managed the complete project life-cycle of a range of international mobility projects and programmes within. During this time, William has effectively maintained and established a range of highly effective working relationships with key global partner universities and other stakeholders. Prior to joining TU Dublin, William held a number of Higher Education positions in Melbourne, Australia and London, England.
William has a BA Hons Degree in Business Management Studies & Sport Science from St Mary’s University, London, and recently completed a MSc in Project Management from TU Dublin.