Roisin Curran

Roisin Curran


  • Northlands Road, Magee Campus

    BT48 7JL Londonderry

    United Kingdom

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Roisín started her teaching career in Further Education in 1997 having previously worked in the financial services industry in London for nine years.  Since 2004 she has worked as a staff and educational developer at Ulster University, was Interim Head of CHERP (2020-23), and in June 2023 took up a new position as Head of the Centre for Curriculum Enhancement and Approval. Roisín has also led a cross-disciplinary project team at Ulster as part of a national 'What works? Student Retention and Success Change Programme (2013-16)' involving 13 institutions across the UK. This collaborative action research has further extended our knowledge of what works in relation to improving student retention and success. She has a particular interest in student engagement and has published papers on the impact of a 'students as partners' approach on staff-student engagement. in 2018, Roisín co-developed an Integrated Curriculum Design Framework (ICDF) that scaffolds the student journey and that which promotes: a relational-based partnership approach, active learning, peer support, and ways of thinking and practising the discipline.  Roisin is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, A Framework for Student Staff Partnership in Higher Education, University of Westminster

20 Sept 201215 Dec 2016

Award Date: 20 Mar 2017

External positions

External Examiner, Technological University Dublin

1 Sept 20211 Sept 2024

Vice-Chair SEDA Professional Development Framework Committee, Staff and Educational Dev Assoc (SEDA)

1 Feb 2021 → …

External Examiner, Robert Gordon University

1 Oct 201930 Sept 2024

Co-Chair SEDA Professional Development Framework Committee, Staff and Educational Dev Assoc (SEDA)

1 Feb 20181 Feb 2021

External Examiner, Birmingham City University

1 Jan 201630 Jun 2019


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