Ruth Casey is an experienced lecturer and researcher in Communications and EU policy in the College of Business in TU Dublin, with particular interest in international relations, foreign policy, strategy & governance and the internationalisation of the curriculum. Ruth has taught across third level in higher education in Ireland, Belgium and Egypt. She has over fifteen years’ experience of quality assurance processes and programme development and has advised on the formation, development and review of programmes and institutional structures. Ruth recently served as the Head of the Department of Accounting and Assistant Head of School in the College of Business, assisting with the strategic and operational management of the School and its external partners. She was programme chair for accounting programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and is tutor for DT359a, our MSc in International Banking and Finance, delivered in partnership with the Financial University in Moscow. She was a member of Academic Board and is a member of the Internationalisation Committee for the College of Business. Ruth was the elected representative for the Department of Humanities on Academic Council in IT Carlow from 2008 for seven years, and was a member of the Council’s Research and Development Committee.
Ruth was awarded a Doctoral Fellowship for her research which involved a comparative study of the impact of global processes in France and Ireland. She is a member of foreign policy and international relations networks in academia and in the think-tank sector. She is Co-Convenor of the International Relations and Area Studies Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association of Ireland. One of her current research projects explores citizens’ understanding of the EU and Ireland’s place in the EU, within the context of issues raised in the Brexit debate and process. This project is funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.