Dr. Mary-Liz Trant
Dr. Mary-Liz Trant is Executive Director for Skills Development in the further education and training authority SOLAS. Prior to this role she held senior posts in the Higher Education Authority as Head of the National Office for Equity of Access to Higher Education and Head of Skills and Enterprise Engagement. Her responsibilities included national co-ordination of the Springboard initiative in higher education for unemployed people. Earlier in her career Mary-Liz taught at both second and third-level, and was a Development Officer in the Further Education and Training Awards Council. Mary-Liz holds a doctorate in Education; Master’s Degrees in Education and in French; and a Higher Diploma in Education. She has published on equality of access in education; inclusive teaching and learning, curriculum development, assessment; and the liberal vocational ideal.