I design and run workshops on design for educators, academics, practitioners and non-designers – for teaching and presentation materials and designing academic posters. See below for more information.






South West Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force (SWRDATF)

Workshop on utilising the successful tools of online alcohol marketing to create better alcohol awareness and reduction campaigns.


Workshops on universal design, design for presentations, designing academic posters.


Co-presented workshops on data visualisation.



Design workshops

As part of an initiative run by the IADT Teaching and Learning committee I have developed and run workshops on design for educators, academics and non-designers. The workshops involve learning about a variety of basic design tools through practical exercises that can help with designing teaching and presentation materials that communicate effectively and engagingly. The workshops can be geared towards designing teaching and learning materials with an emphasis on Universal Design to provide for all students including those with learning and other difficulties, or the workshops can be aimed at researchers designing academic posters, anyone who produces presentation materials and other other products that are visual in nature.

Poster design for academics – three half days or one full day practical hands on course.
Basic design principles, practical tools for layout, how to design a poster.

Universal design for teaching materials – half day or full day practical course.
Universal design principles, practical tools for layout, consideration of students with learning difficulties.

Designing presentations – half day or full day practical course.
Basic design principles, practical tools for layout, consideration of audience.

These workshops can be easily adapted for a variety of audiences – and one of them was recently incorporated into a training day for researchers and medical practitioners on data visualisation run by IADT for the RCPI.

Additionally, I have designed a number of shorter presentations which provide a brief but informative introduction to design principles and practical applications of them. These have been run for the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) Division of Teachers and Researchers, the PSI Student Affairs Group, and in IADT for both students and staff.



Practitioner workshops

I have taken learnings from research in psychology and cyberpsychology and implemented it in different areas in order to improve communication with clients, or for practitioners to gain skills and awareness they might not have. For example the workshop for the SWRDATF, I used the research on successful online alcohol advertising campaigns, along with research on impactful online reduction and cessation campaigns, and combined them to create a workshop giving practitioners the skills they need to create better campaigns in their own areas.