Meet the team

Our project team spans across six institutions in Ireland.  What unites us? Our drive to offer flexible support for language learners and teachers.

DigiLanguages Project Team 
Fiona FarrDr Fiona FarrProject LeaderDean of Teaching and Learning
University of Limerick
Sinead SpainSinead SpainProject CoordinatorCentre for Teaching and Learning
University of Limerick
Francoise BlinDr Francoise BlinWork Package Leader
Digital Literacies for Language Development
Senior Lecturer in French
Dublin City University
Sabine EggerDr Sabine EggerWork Package
Team Member
Lecturer in German Studies
Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
Odette GabaudanOdette GabaudanWork Package
Team Member
Lecturer in French
Dublin Institute of Technology
Photo_PG_McLoughinLauraDr Laura McLoughlinWork Package Leader
Language Learning Skills and Practices
Lecturer in Italian
National University of Ireland, Galway
Liam MurrayDr Liam MurrayWork Package Leader
Transitions to Third Level Language Learning Environments
Lecturer in French and Language Technologies
University of Limerick
Caitriona NiChasaideDr Caitríona Ní ChasaideWork Package Team MemberLecturer in French and Irish
Limerick Institute of Technology

DigiLanguages International Panel
Pierette BouillonPierrette BouillonUNIVERSITY OF GENEVAPierrette Bouillon has been Professor at the FTI, University of Geneva since ... more
Catherine CawsCatherine CawsUNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA (CANADA)Catherine Caws is Professor of applied linguistics in the Department of French, at the University of Victoria... more
Photo_IP_DudneyGavinGavin DudeneyTHE CONSULTANTS-EGavin is Director of Technology for The Consultants-E - working in online training... more
Guichon, NicolasNicolas GuichonUNIVERSITY OF LYON 2Nicolas Guichon is a professor in language sciences at the University of.... more
Francesca HelmFrancesca HelmUNIVERSITY OF PADOVA IN ITALYFrancesca Helm is an Assistant Professor of English Language and Translation at.... more
Photo_IP_HockleyNickyNicky HocklyTHE CONSULTANTS-ENicky Hockly is Director of Pedagogy of The Consultants-E (www.theconsultants.... more
Photo_IP_MeunierFannyFanny MeunierUNIVERSITY OF LOUVAINFanny Meunier is a full professor of English language, linguistics and didactics... more
Photo_IP_O'DowdRobertRobert O'DowdUNIVERSITY OF LEÓNDr. Robert O'Dowd comes from Ireland. He teaches EFL and Applied Linguistics.... more
Photo_IP_ThornStevenSteven ThornePORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY (USA)Steven Thorne (Ph.D. in Language, Literacy and Culture, UC Berkeley) is Associate... more
Photo_IP_WaltonMartinMartin WaltonUNIVERSITÉ OF PAUMartin Walton is Senior Lecturer in English at the departments of Business... more


Development Team

DigiLanguages Development Team
Joanna BaumgartJoanna BaumgartUNIVERSITY OF LIMERICKJoanna studied at the University of Limerick where she completed her MA in TESOL and a Graduate.... more
Photo_CD_BeniniSilviaSilvia BenniniUNIVERSITY OF LIMERICKSilvia Benini has recently completed her PhD in the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics at the Universit.... more
Alicia Castillo VillanuevaAlicia Castillo VillanuevaDUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITYDr Alicia Castillo Villanueva is a Lecturer in Spanish at Dublin City University. Her research revolves around the analysis of discourses.... more
Marta GiraltMarta GiraltUNIVERSITY OF MAYNOOTHMarta Giralt (MA, PhD) is a lecturer in Spanish at University of Maynooth.
Her research interests are in App.... more
Photo_CD_HemmerlingJanineJanine HemmerlingMARY IMMACULATE COLLEGE, LIMERICKJanine Hemmerling is currently completing a research Masters in German Literature at Mary Im.... more
Alexandre JacquotAlexandre JacquotDUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITYAlexandre Jacquot is a lecturer in French at Dublin City University. He has graduate in applied languages in Lyon in France..... more
Dorothy NiUiginDorothy Ní UigínNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAYIs í Riarthóir Theagasc na Gaeilge in Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge í Dorothy Ní Uigín. Tá suim aici i dteagasc.... more
Emma RiordanEmma RiordanUNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORKEmma Riordan is lecturer in German at UCC where she teaches German culture, Intercultural Communication and Applie.... more
Valentina RizzoValentina RizzoNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAYValentina Rizzo holds a Laurea in Lingue, Letterature e Culture Moderne Euroamericane from the Università degli.... more


Project Partners:

University of Limerick (Lead Partner)

Dublin City University

Dublin Institute of Technology

Limerick Institute of Technology

Mary Immaculate College

National University of Ireland, Galway