Meet our Staff
We pride ourselves on having staff that harness students' passion for the creative arts.
We are honoured by the eminence of our international teaching staff. Students learn from leaders in their field who are linked to their own creative practices and research projects.
Our staff have had extensive and varied careers in their professional fields. The School maintains constant industry contacts via incoming directors, designers and through professional colleagues and ex-students working with all the major Irish theatre, film and music companies and productions.
As our students move through their course, staff input changes from formal teaching to empowering and supporting your production work and creative practice. This allows you freedom to demonstrate and develop your professional standards and skills. A member of the teaching staff will also be your personal tutor and will follow your progress and act as a mentor for your personal and professional development.
Our committed Academic and Administrative staff continue our tradition of excellence. They’re assistants, professors, teachers, practitioners, and problem-solvers. They’re also neighbours, alumni, students, friends—and all crucial to making the School of Creative Arts a top choice for students of the creative arts.
Select from options on the left to read more about our staff members and to view their biographies.
School Directors and Executive Committee 2019/20
Head of School - Associate Professor Ruth Barton
Director of Teaching and Learning (Undergraduate) - Assistant Professor Nicholas Johnson
Director of Teaching and Learning (Postgraduate) - Assistant Professor Paula Quigley
Director of Research - To be confirmed
Head of Discipline (Drama) - Assistant Professor Melissa Sihra
Head of Discipline (Music) - Associate Professor Simon Trezise
Head of Film - Associate Professor Ruth Barton
Undergraduate Representative 2018/19 - Hiram Harrington
Postgraduate Representative 2018/19 - Katherine Ryan