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About Neil Gallagher

Neil Gallagher is Founder and President of CCT College Dublin. Established in 2005 as the College of Computing Technology, CCT is an Irish state accredited higher education provider of academic and professional programmes in Business and Computing. CCT is located in the very heart of Dublin city centre in College-owned premises, at Westmoreland St. As President of CCT, Neil has ultimate responsibility for the general management, operations, and strategic development of the College. His passion for education has seen CCT develop into a leading independent College underpinned by an inclusive and vibrant student experience, best practice in teaching and learning, an innovative learning environment and a rapidly expanding research culture.

Neil supports institutional staff to engage with a variety of educational organisations including the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, the National Student Engagement Programme and the International Conference for Engaging Pedagogy. Previously Neil served as Chair of the Higher Education Colleges Association (HECA), the association of QQI validated independent higher education providers. During this period, he led HECA's strategy and the development of submissions to the Expert Group on Future Funding for Higher Education in Ireland. He also led the design and development of the HECA Protection of Enrolled Learners' academic bonding scheme. Neil is a board member of the National Student Engagement Programme. As President of CCT, he regularly sponsors a number of sectoral events including the Women in Tech Conference. In 2021, CCT sponsored Best Use of AI in the Sector at the Artificial Intelligence Awards 2021. Neil has organised a number of charity events since the foundation of the College including an event to raise money for Aoibheann's Pink Tie charity.

Neil holds a BA (Hons) in Psychology, and an MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology. He has an active interest in research and development of the following education initiatives:
·         The promotion of a computing related syllabus at both junior and senior cycle within the Irish secondary school curriculum.
·         Promoting and facilitating innovation within teaching and learning.
·         National and International learning requirements in an ever faster paced changing world, and the creation and development of academic programmes in response.
·         The mental health and well being of students at all levels within education, from primary level onwards, and raising funds for charities related to same.
·         Promoting and facilitating equality of access into higher education in Ireland, particularly for students who have been diagnosed with so called disabilities. In particular, Neil is passionate about how
the private and public sector Higher Education providers in Ireland can continuously improve in this area.


Present College President, CCT College Dublin Executive Leadership Team

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2021 - Present Board Member, National Student Engagement Programme
Institutional Member, Higher Education Colleges Association
Former Chair, Higher Education Colleges Association
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Dublin City University ‐ MSc in Organisational and Work Psychology
BA Psychology, American College in Dublin