I have vast teaching experience ranging from design, organisation and delivery of short courses for public to summer schools and GIS modules for post-graduate students. I have designed and conducted the module ‘Geographical Information Systems for Policy and Planning’ (PEP40100) for the Masters in Regional and Urban Planning at GPEP and ‘Recent Developments in Urban Studies – Intermediate GIS’ for post-graduate students within Urban Studies and Planning Program at the University of Maryland. These courses enhanced my experience in working with groups of different sizes, student mentoring and supervision.
In my current role, I have volunteered to give several guest lectures, including a course on state-of-the-art applications of web-based and mobile GIS at the University of Maryland and lectures in scope of ‘Urban and Regional Economics’ and ‘GIS for Policy and Planning’ modules at the UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy.
I was involved in organisation and teaching of various summer schools and workshops. These include:
- URBIS Supporting Research workshop, Dublin, 2008
- Spatial Stimulation for the Social Sciences summer school, Dublin, 2009
- Pooling, Linking Sharing: Spatial Representation of Data using GIS, ESF funded workshop, Dublin, 2010
- Integration of SDSS and Evidence Based Modelling in Policy Applications FP7 funded workshop Dublin, 2013
- Bridging ICT and the Environment FP7 funded summer school, Budapest, 2014.
Furthermore, I have attended ‘Learning to Teach; Teaching to Learn’ 6-week course organised by UCD School of Information & Library Studies to improve my teaching skills, to explore theoretical principles of teaching and to learn about the best practices.
During the course of my research career, I have provided guidance to students undertaking their theses. I have mentored 4 JobBridge Interns at the UCD School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy. A project output arising, gained positive media coverage in the Irish Times and the interns gained professional positions shortly after their internship.
Some examples of my student projects from the course named Recent Developments in Urban Studies: Intermediate GIS that I have taught at the University of Maryland are below: