Having worked with national and multinational electronics companies before joining CIT, Irene Sheridan was appointed Head of Department of Electronic Engineering, CIT in 2004. In 2012, Irene completed a Doctorate on Change Management in Higher Education with the University of Middlesex. Since 2007 she has managed two collaborative projects exploring engagement interactions between higher education and enterprise in Ireland (Education in Employment and Roadmap for Employment-Academic Partnership). Both projects were funded by the Higher Education Authority under the Strategic Innovation Fund. The projects explored existing practice in a number of types of interaction and produced useful guides to practice in areas such as: Recognition of Prior Learning, Work-based Learning, Work Placement, Customised Learning, Progression of Craft Certificate holders, Migrants in Higher Education among others. She is currently Head of the CIT Extended Campus, a unique facility established to stimulate and support all forms of engagement with enterprise, including graduate formation, customised learning development, research and innovation activity and enterprise support and development. Irene is a member of the Practitioners Committee for the University-Industry Interaction Conference 2015 and has also acted as expert assessor for the EACEA on Erasmus+ programmes.