Aoife Prendergast is a Lecturer in the Department of Humanities at the Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown, Dublin. Having completed both her undergraduate (BSc, Diploma sa Gaeilge) and postgraduate studies (MA in Health Promotion) at NUI Galway, Aoife has undertaken a diverse breadth of work with a variety of client groups and settings. Aoife has substantial lecturing and training experience in both the UK and Ireland in a variety of roles including National Training Projects Co-ordinator and Community Health Co-ordinator for NHS Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, UK.
Aoife has successfully created and managed numerous innovative training and development projects in public health within diverse communities in both the UK and Ireland. In addition, Aoife was selected as a Community Empowerment Champion for her work in the East of England in 2010.
A skilled and successful lecturer, her exposure to various cultures and widely divergent groups ensures her comfort level in working with a variety of clients. She has presented extensively internationally in Canada, UK, Italy and Ireland. Her abiding belief is that education is a personal and communal process that is the path to the social change needed by communities.