Professor Leo Casey is Director of the Centre for Education and Lifelong Learning (CELL) at National College of Ireland. CELL offers degree, postgraduate and professional development courses for teachers and professional educators as well as engaging in education research and education innovation projects. Leo is also Principal Investigator for Irish Research Council Coalesce Research for Policy and Society project titled: What makes a good teacher? The challenge of enhancing teacher professional identity and capability in Cambodian schools – also known as PIKT (professional identity for Khmer teachers).
He has extensive experience as an educational innovator. He oversees NCI’s involvement in the P-TECH project bringing new vocational and digital skills qualifications to Irish post-primary schools. P-TECH is a collaboration between the Irish Government Department of Education and Skills, participating schools, a consortium of business organisations and NCI. The initial phase involves schools in the Northeast Inner City (NEIC) of Dublin.
Leo is a highly experienced teacher educator and dissertation supervisor, including modules such as Theories of Learning and Teaching, Managing Your Learning, Strategies of Learning and Teaching, Research Methods, Contextual Studies, Contemporary and Enduring Questions in Education and Assessment. His influence spans all sectors of education and lifelong learning as Member of the Board of Management of Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education, Member of the Board of Management of Crumlin College of Further Education, Former Board Member of the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2018 – 2022), Former member of The Education, Training and Assessment Subcommittee of NALA (National Adult Literacy Agency) (2018 – 2022), member of HEI Further Education and Training (HEI FET) Forum.