Kevin completed his first honours degree in marketing at Dublin City University. He was awarded a scholarship by the US Philanthropist Chuck Feeney to study French and International Business at The Trade Management Institute, Dublin & Ecole Superieur de Commerce, Marseilles. Subsequently, he was recruited for the international Trainee management program by Carrefour during which time he spent several years in Paris. He was seconded to London to front Carrefour's discount food wing under the Ed Discount Food Brand. During this time he oversaw the setting up of 4 stores aimed at testing the UK market before deciding to take time out to embark on a solo around the world trip which would last 2 and a half years. With a passion for travel and interest in different cultures, he got involved in numerous development projects in various locations around the word and completed his journey studying Spanish and Latin American culture in Quito, Ecuador.
Returning to Dublin after his extended travels, he took a Masters in Business Studies(Management) at the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business followed by the AMSEC Masters through Spanish (Alliance in Management Schools in European Capitals) at the Universidad Complutense, Madrid. It was during this time studying and teaching English as a foreign language that he discovered his interest and passion for teaching. Kevin took up a senior lecturers role at the University of the Arts, London where he had a number of course directorship roles for foundation and for undergraduate courses. A strong advocate of professional development, since moving to Westminster University, Kevin has completed the Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, and has been awarded Senior Fellow in The Higher Education Academy , UK. He has completed the professional Masters In Higher Education with distinction in 2018.
Kevin has been involved in a range of teaching across the management and marketing department, including:
4Mark001W: Marketing Principles
5mark001W: Global Markets
5Mark004W: Developing your Professional Brand
5Mark009W: B2B Marketing
6Mnst00W: Global Strategic Management
6Mark014W: Global Marketing Management
6Buss005W: Professional Experience project.
7Buss002W: Business Research Methods
7Buss008W: International Business Strategy
In addition to this, Kevin is actively involved in dissertation supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and plays a key role in student life as personal tutor.
The following research projects were presented to the University of Westminster Teaching and Leaning Symposia:
1: Exploring ways of increasing students engagement and satisfaction using e-textbooks’ (2016),
2: ‘Exploration of the use of online academic textbooks by students’ (2015)
3: ‘Feedback or feed-forward’: student’s use of online-feedback (2013)