Dr Tim Creedon is currently President of the Universities of Applied Sciences (UASnet). He is President Emeritus Institute of Technology, Tallaght (Ireland) and special advisor to the Institutes of Technology Ireland (IOTI) on the implementation of applied research strategy. As President of the Institute of Technology, Tallaght (2004-2009) he oversaw a fivefold increase in competitive research funding for the Institute and a National Centre of Excellence in Applied Science for Health was established in the Institute. During his time in higher education Tim Creedon’s goal has been to achieve an economically and socially productive alignment between Irish higher education and industry. From 1977 to 1991 he was Deputy Director of the Irish Forensic Science service with special responsibility for the establishment and management of the offences against the person division.