Mike Fox is head of the Design Department at the Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD), part of Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland. Initially trained in fine art he is currently researching for a PhD in designing Fine Art programmes to meet the needs of marginalised learners. Mike Fox is also involved in various civil society initiatives revolving around the arts and has sat on several local Public Art Commissions. Involved in the quality assessment of higher arts education he is part of EQ Arts Europe Quality Assurance Experts Group and has participated in validation panels in Lithuania with SKVC and in Croatia with ASHE/AZVO where he was also the chairperson. His research areas include amongst others art education, lifelong learning, transformative learning and non-traditional learners.