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Linda Dowling-Hetherington

Director - Assurance Of Learning
School of Business
01 716 4749
University College Dublin, School of Business, Quinn School of Business Belfield Dublin 4

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BIO

Linda Dowling-Hetherington joined UCD College of Business in 1996, having completed her BComm and Master of Business Studies at University College Dublin. In 2011, she completed a Doctorate in Education Management at the University of Bath where the topic of her doctoral thesis was: Change in Higher Education and its Impact on Academic Staff. She is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Linda spent twelve years leading the College’s Centre for Distance Learning (CDL) and has considerable experience in the development and management of part-time, distance learning, blended learning and overseas campus programmes. In 2014, Linda was seconded into the Director of Assurance of Learning post in the College and is responsible for the ongoing maintenance, enhancement and documentation of teaching quality processes for all programmes; and support for faculty in achieving the College’s assurance of learning objectives, particularly on our overseas programmes. Linda serves on a range of UCD and College of Business committees, including: College of Business Accreditation Committee; College of Business Undergraduate and Graduate Programme Boards; UCD Board of Studies - Global Engagement, Academic Affairs and Research, Innovation and Impact.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN APPOINTMENTS

  • Associate Director (dual academic and management role)
    University College Dublin, Centre for Distance Learning, School of Business, Ireland15 Dec 2002 - 1 Sep 2014
  • Programme Manager, Bachelor of Business Studies (distance learning)
    University College Dublin, Department of Industrial Relations & Human Resources, School of Business, Ireland1 Nov 1999 - 14 Dec 2002
  • Programme Manager, Bachelor of Business Studies (distance learning)
    University College Dublin, Department of Industrial Relations & Human Resources, School of Business, Ireland1 Jul 2018 - 31 May 1999
  • Teaching Assistant
    University College Dublin, Department of Industrial Relations & Human Resources, School of Business, Ireland31 Oct 1996 - 30 Jun 2018

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Director of Assurance of Learning, UCD College of Business
    University College Dublin1 Sep 2014

NON-ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Training Supervisor
    Best Western International1 Jun 1999 - 31 Oct 1999

DEGREES

  • BComm
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  • MBS
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  • PhD
    University of Bath UK

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certificate in Adult Education
    University College Dublin1 Sep 2004 - 31 May 2005
  • National Certificate in Business Studies
    Institute of Technology Carlow, Carlow, Ireland1 Sep 1991 - 31 May 1993

LANGUAGES

  • English
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review