Professor Áine Hyland
Professor Emeritus of Education
University College Cork

Áine Hyland is Emeritus Professor of Education and former Vice-President of University College Cork, Ireland. She has been active in education circles in Ireland and internationally for over 50 years. She started her career as a civil servant in the Department of Education, and was a secondary school teacher in the 1970s.  Since 1980, she has been involved in teacher education – in Carysfort College, University College Dublin and subsequently as Professor of Education and Head of the Education Department in University College Cork.  She has been a member of various education boards and commissions and has published books and articles on various aspects of Irish education, including teacher education. In recent years, she has been involved in reviewing Teacher Education programmes for the Teaching Council of Ireland.