Campus Engage National Coordinator
Kate leads Campus Engage on behalf of the 7 universities of Ireland, and the Technological University of Dublin. Kate manages a number of strategic working groups and associated programmes across: engaged research and innovation for societal impact; accredited community-based teaching and learning; and our sectoral ‘tech for good’ social enterprise – studentvolunteer.ie
Kate has over 15 years’ experience in stakeholder engagement for policy and practice change. She has much experience in working with policy makers, funding agencies, research staff, practitioners and the public in Ireland, France, and UK. Prior to joining the IUA Kate worked at the Centre for Effective Public Services, the French National Institute for Demographic Studies, and UNESCO NI.
Campus Engage Officer
Colm drives a number of Campus Engage initiatives across community-based teaching and learning, engaged research for impact, and student volunteering.
Colm has over 7 years’ experience in civic and civil society engagement, with a broad range of experience across academia, start-up enterprises, industry and in Science Gallery. He has an MSc in Science Communication from Dublin City University (DCU) and a BSc (Hons) in Microbiology from the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG).
Prior to joining Campus Engage, Colm worked as the Education & Public Engagement Officer for the Science Foundation Ireland Centre ADAPT on the Problem-Solving Initiative, hosting and designing a series of robotics workshops aimed at primary school children, and working on the largest Irish science Olympiad, the All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO). His role involved working closely with researchers to identify how they can transform their research interests into engaged research activities, providing the opportunity for greater societal impacts.