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Provost's Teaching Awards 2018-19

The winners of the Provosts' Teaching Awards 2019 were announced at a ceremony in the Provost's House on 30th May 2019.

Prof Conor McGinn, Prof Helen Sheridan, Prof Celia Holland, Prof Tara Mitchell & The Provost (Left to Right)

  • Prof Brendan Ciarán Browne, School of Religion– Early Career Award (in absentia) – Prof Browne is in Palestine at the moment, working on the development of an internship programme he has set up.  He will be presented with his award at the next ceremony of the Provost’s Teaching Awards.
  • Prof Conor McGinn, School of Engineering – Early Career Award
  • Prof Tara Mitchell, School of Social Sciences & Philosophy
  • Prof Helen Sheridan, School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • And the Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Prof Celia Holland, School of Natural Sciences

Video montage of this year's winners

Special commendations were presented to those shortlisted for a teaching award in 2019.

The Provost, Prof Liam Kneafsey, Prof Joseph Roche, Prof Eric Downer, Prof Martha O’Hagan Luff & Prof Matthew Saunders (Left to Right)

  • Prof Ann Devitt, School of Education (in absentia)
  • Prof Eric Downer, School of Medicine
  • Prof Liam Kneafsey, School of Social Sciences & Philosophy
  • Prof Ronan Lyons, School of Social Sciences & Philosophy (in absentia)
  • Prof Martha O’Hagan Luff, School of Business
  • Prof Joseph Roche, School of Education
  • Prof Matthew Saunders, School of Natural Sciences

Ms. Jade Concannon, Dr John Rochford, School of Natural Sciences & The Provost. 

John is a Provost’s Teaching Award winner from 2012 and will be retiring this September. He has been a valued panel member for the last six years and he was thanked for his willingness to take on this role year after year and also for the enthusiasm and expertise he has brought to the panel. 


We are delighted to announce the award scheme for 2018-2019.  The Provost’s Teaching Awards seek to reward colleagues who have made an outstanding contribution in the pursuit of teaching excellence. The prestige of the award reflects the value that Trinity places on promoting teaching as a scholarly activity and the importance placed on enriching the learning opportunities of its students. The scope of the initiative is broad, covering all aspects of teaching, learning and assessment, and seeks to:

  • Provide recognition for outstanding  teaching
  • Share best practice across College and encourage teaching staff to consider other approaches to course design, delivery and assessment
  • Reaffirm that curriculum development, teaching, learning, assessment and evaluation, are important activities in College requiring high level expertise
  • Encourage teaching staff to reflect critically on their teaching practice

The scheme is in two parts: nominated candidates are invited to submit an application form and two peer review reports; short-listed candidates proceeding to the final stage are asked to submit a short 20-minute teaching activity of their choice, which has been filmed.  This process encourages critical reflection on teaching practice. 

All members of Trinity academic staff, including support staff in teaching roles, are eligible for nomination.  However, candidates must be on permanent contracts, indefinite duration contracts, or contracts of more than one year in duration that do not expire before April 2019.  

View previous award winners here