Dr Ciarán Dunne

Ciarán is the first Transversal Skills Director for Dublin City University, a unique role across universities internationally. Prior to taking on this role, Ciarán was Associate Professor in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, lecturing across multiple disciplines, including Sociology, Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Spanish language, Creativity and Creative Thinking, Futures Literacy, and Intercultural Studies. He has been Chairperson of the BA in Social Sciences and Cultural Innovation, the MA in Intercultural Studies and the MA in Comparative Literature. His research has been published in top-ranking international journals across multiple disciplines, such as Creativity Studies, Sociology, International Education, Intercultural Studies, and Qualitative Research Methods. Ciarán is passionate about creativity and has a particular interest in exploring how human creativity can be stimulated and enhanced, and created the Credne project and podcast, which focused on approaches to fostering creativity in education and beyond. In 2018, he was awarded the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at DCU in the category of Distinctive Approaches to Teaching.