Lecturing and Assessment Associates
Dr. Terence McIvor :
BSc (Hons) DIS Biochemistry, DIS, PGCert Educational Technology, PGCert Further and Higher Education, PG Dip in Further and Higher Education, MCA, PhD
CEO/Director of Finance/Curriculum and Quality Enhancement
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Dr. McIvor is a Professor of Bio Physical Chemistry at Afriford University and a Professor of Chemical Education at Universidad San Juan De La Cruz (SJDLC). Dr. McIvor is teaching students at SDJLC how to problem solve and think for themselves so that they are more employable worldwide.
Dr. McIvor is an academic professional who fosters innovative science and maths programs through national and international organizations. Terry earned a BSc (with honours) in Applied Biochemical Sciences with a Diploma in Industrial Studies from the University of Ulster in 1996. From there he pursued higher degrees in teaching and postsecondary education, culminating in PhDs in Chemistry and Chemical Education (Physical).
Terry worked as a Curriculum Manager of Science & Mathematics at the local College in Derry and he currently lectures in Physical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physical Sciences, Nanochemistry, Mathematics and ICT.
Terry has an extensive experience in curriculum development to degree level. Terry has written a number of science programmes in partnership with Ulster University and the Open College Network. He also participated in Erasmus and Erasmus+ programmes researching and developing vocational skills curriculum in Germany and India.
Terry is also a local entrepreneur who has set up successful educational training companies which focuses on vocational and skills training. Terry is passionate about teaching students through a number of teaching strategies including discussion groups, online seminars and webcasts. He has 20 years’ experience which involved supervising numerous projects both locally and internationally. Terry has recently published a paper in mathematical education with Queens University and the University of Maynooth. He is also the author of a book targeted toward both teachers and students entitled “The Development of Learning Strategies in Chemical Education." He has published papers in the areas of chemistry and Information Technology.
Terry has organised an international conference with Ulster University and co-ordinated the Salters Festival of Chemistry which was held at the local Collage in 2015, the first college in the UK to ever host the festival and he also organised the International Conference Woman in STEM Conference, which was held at the local College in 2016. He recently developed and led a team who were involved in launching a Maths Centre at the local College, the first of its kind in Northern Ireland. Terry is also an International Workshop facilitator and he represents Ireland in the Albert Schweitzer Society and is a visiting professor and scholar to schools in Costa Rica and India. He is also a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists (AIC) and a professional member of the British Computer Society. Terry is part of the review panel of AIC for conferring chartered chemist status to successful candidates through the credentialing system administered by the National Certification Commission in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (NCCCCE). He is also a member of the Biochemical Society, part of the panel for science education and an adviser for science education policy within the Biochemical Society. Terry is also a Vice President of Chartered Institute of Management and Leadership.
Terry was instrumental in pioneering the NWRC’s strategy to establish a “Science Applied Research Centre” as part of the Department for Employment and Learning’s FE Strategy for centres of specialism, this project assisted in building of an applied research portfolio in this area. Dr. Terence McIvor is a leader in the development of teaching and learning strategies and also an active member of the Chambers of Commerce.
Kieran possesses over nineteen years experience working in a variety of managerial roles in the Sports, Fitness and Coaching, Hospitality, Retail, Health and IT industries. These roles have included, Health Club Manager; Team Manager; Business Manager; Health Promotion Manager; Active Lifestyle Development Officer. Kieran works as a consultant in education and the sport, health and fitness sector advising local government and the private sector in relation to service quality improvement. Additionally, Kieran is involved in developing local health promotion strategies. His management experience extends to working across the private, public and voluntary sectors.
In his role as a Lecturer and Education Consultant, in Further and Higher education, Kieran has developed modules for degree programmes as well as coordinating courses. As a technology champion, Kieran has been responsible for developing and encouraging methodologies that enhance the quality of teaching within Further and Higher Education. These projects involved the transition from traditional teaching towards blended learning and from blended learning strategies towards synchronous on-line teaching. In his role as a mentor and trainer for teachers and lecturers, Kieran promotes a collaborative environment in which peer review of teaching resources and pedagogical approaches amongst tutors is evident e.g. with the facilitation of a 'best practice'. Kieran is currently involved in researching how mobile learning can be designed and integrated into further and higher education to facilitate a personalised programme of study, as part of his Doctoral studies. Additionally he is also involved in ERASMUS research related to inclusion and differentiation in schools'. Kieran is a Senior Fellow at the Higher Education Academy and holds Professional Membership at The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
I started work with Du Pont (UK) as a Control Technician, this was one of the first multi-discipline positions in the UK at the time. Responsibilities included all Instrument and process controls, and all electrical installations including switchgear up to 33Kv. Whilst at Du Pont, I studied for ONC in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.
I then moved to Northern Ireland Electric Service before moving to Occidental Oil in Libya, working on an LNG Gas Plant and Oil Producing facilities looking after all control systems associated with a large petrochemical complex including Sulzer, Ruston, Pratt & Whitney, & Solar gas turbines. Whilst at Occidental I studied for an HNC in Electrical & Electronic engineering.
After several years with Occidental, I moved to ESI, a subsidiary of Solar Turbines which is part of Caterpillar Inc. Whilst at ESi as a Field Engineer, I worked on numerous projects commissioning, installing, and troubleshooting various Turbomachinery packages worldwide. I was also assigned as part of the management team where Solar & Esi set up a joint venture in Venezuela which built, owned and operated an offshore Gas Compression platform for a major Venezuelan oil producer. Later I was assigned as Project Manager on major project in Egypt where ESi operated and maintained a Gas Compression facility for a major oil company.
Then I took up a post as Electronics Engineer on a new project with Hunt Oil in Yemen. My duties there involved the installation commissioning and on gong maintenance and troubleshooting of four Neuvo Pignoni (GE) Frame 5 gas compression units, Solar Power Generation units, and Rolls Royce Gas Compression packages as well as all instrument and Plc controls on a new major LNG plant. This included setting up the DCS system and building screens for the operation, to assist with this I spent two weeks at the DCS software OEM facility in Houston Texas.
A couple of years later I returned to Solar and was assigned to Asia for 9 years, where I was re-located to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with my family, as Senior Field Service Engineer looking after an area from India to China including Myanmar Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea
After nine years with Solar in Asia, I took up a position as Maintenance Supervisor and Relief OIM on an offshore facility with Petronas in Myanmar. The facility was extended three times during my 12 years there, doubling the size of the first platform, and installing two more platforms which included six gas compression packages and five gen sets, as well as balance of plant required to safely run a complex offshore operation.
During my time with ESi, Solar Turbines, Hunt Oil, and Petronas, I conducted numerous training courses on all aspects of turbomachinery. Operation & Maintenance, Control Systems, Plc controls, Relay controls Power generation systems, Gas Compressor control Systems, including Surge Control.
Clients included Shell (Brunei, Malaysia, & Phillipines), Petronas (Malaysia & Myanmar), EPMI- Esso (Malaysia), Daewoo, Thai Gypsum, Solar Turbines,(various worldwide locations) Gupco (Egypt), Maraven ( Venezeula) ONGC (India) Conoco (Thailand) Agip (Nigeria)
Dr Dan Corbett graduated from Queen's University with a First Class Honours degree in Pharmacy in 2010, subsequently completing his pre-registration training at McMullan's Pharmacy in Belfast. After registering as a Pharmacist in 2011, Dr Corbett returned to the School of Pharmacy to complete a PhD in Biomaterials Chemistry, under the supervision of Professor Colin McCoy, within the Pharmaceutical Science and Practice cluster. Since completing his doctorate, Dr Corbett took responsibility for student recruitment at the School from 2014-2015, whilst also carrying out a number of teaching responsibilities. Dr Corbett is Lecturer (Education) in Pharmaceutical Sciences, with a majorty of his teaching taking place at the China Medical University-Queen's University Belfast Joint College (known as CQC), located in Shenyang, People's Republic of China. Dr Corbett's current research interests lie in the development of polymer-based medical products which exhibit properties such as infection resistance, enhanced biocompatibility, and drug delivery. In addition to these roles, Dr Corbett authors articles for a number of publications, and works for the Northern Ireland professional pharmacy regulator.