People

Dr. Jill Cush PhD MEng

Faculty: Manager

Jill is a Manager of the InnoTech Centre.

Jill has worked in innovation and technology development for 14 years within the high-tech start-up business sector and more recently within the Further Education sector. In her role as research lecturer Jill is responsible for co-ordination of the delivery of a range of technical innovation support services to local employers in the private and public sectors, as well as other local support agencies and stakeholders. Jill has also successfully developed and implemented SME innovation training programmes and business support programmes.

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Aaron Black B.Sc B.Agr

Faculty: Research Lecturer

Aaron Black is a Research Lecturer in Sustainability within the InnoTech Centre.

Since graduation, Aaron has been employed by the South West College firstly as a researcher and now as a research lecturer in sustainability. His work to date has included renewable energy technologies demonstration, waste management, composting technology and on farm anaerobic digestion.

The main focus for Aaron’s work over the last three years has been on farm anaerobic digestion.

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Nicola Quinn PGCert BSc (Hons)

Faculty: Co-Ordinator

Nicola Quinn is Office Administrator within the InnoTech Centre.

Nicola has a Bsc Hons Degree in Business Studies and a HNC in Business Information Technology.

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Dwayne T. Duncan BA (Hons)

Faculty: Design Team

Dwayne Duncan is a furniture and product designer based within the InnoTech Centre, Cookstown.

Dwayne graduated from University of Ulster school of Art and Design, Belfast with a BA Hons (2.1) Degree in Industrial Design (Furniture, Product and Interior). During his years at University of Ulster he also completed a years study as part of the Business Education Initiative (BEI) at Florida Southern College, Florida, USA. Previous to this he was a student at the Causeway Institute of Further and Higher Education completing a BTec Nat. Diploma in Land Administration.

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Chris McQueen BSc (Hons) DIS MBCS

Faculty: Electronics/Software/ICT Team

He has previously attained; a 2:1 BSc (Hons) Degree in Interactive Multimedia Design from the University of Ulster, Jordanstown; an HND Software Engineering from Southern Regional College, Portadown (where he was awarded Computer Student of the Year) and a BTec Diploma in Engineering from East Tyrone College, Dungannon.

Chris has recently completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Communication and was awarded the Ulster Farmers Union award for highest marks achieved.

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Matthew Quigley BEng (Hons)

Faculty: Co-Ordinator

Matthew Quigley is an Industrial Technology and Training Associate for the Design team at the InnoTech Centre based in Cookstown.

Matthew graduated from University of Ulster in June 1999 with a HND in Computing Science and again from I.T. Tralee in June 2007 with BSc Honours (First Class) in Agricultural Engineering Management.

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Karen Quinn FdSc, BTEC

Faculty: Co-Ordinator

Karen Anderson is an Industrial Technology and Training Associate for the Electronics, Software and ICT Team within the InnoTech Centre.

Karen had formerly worked as a Datix and Datix Web Project Officer within the Western Health and Social Services Trust for Northern Ireland. This role involved data administration, management, normalization, configuration, quality and security of the system, analyzation for reports, enhancements for the system, budgetary control and the delivery of training for the system to approximate 3600 staff at all levels and grades. The successful role out of the database system was based on Prince 2 Methodology techniques.

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Paul Cairns B.Agr (Hons), Dip

Faculty: Sustainability Team

Paul Cairns is an Industrial Training and Technology Associate (ITTA) in Sustainability within the InnoTech team based in the Cookstown Campus.

Paul formerly worked for 22 years in the Agricultural/Dairying Industry. Most recently he was a Farm Liaison Officer with Lakeland Dairies (N.I.) Ltd, based in Omagh, with responsibility for managing advice, milk collection and payment to 250 milk suppliers.

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Clodagh O’Neill BSc (Hons)

Faculty: People

Clodagh has recently graduated from Queens University Belfast with a 2:1 BSc (Hons) degree in Geography.  After graduating Clodagh joined the South West College Internship programme as an Economic Development Intern. In this role she was responsible for assisting with the development of local, national and international market opportunities in line with strategic direction of […]

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Julie Anderson BEng (Hons) DIS

Faculty: Research Lecturer

Julie is an Industry Support Lecturer for Mechanical Engineering within the InnoTech Centre. She has previously attained First Class BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering DIS from the University of Ulster, Jordanstown, during which time she worked with Intel Ireland Ltd. supporting Mechanical Facilities with day-to-day monitoring and maintenance of cleanroom environmental support equipment. Through this she […]

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Dr John Harrison PhD BSc (Hons)

Faculty: Research Lecturer

John has extensive experience working directly with local industry in the field of innovation and technology development. He is responsible for the co-ordination, management and delivery of research & development, mentoring and consultancy support in renewable and sustainable technology within his role in the InnoTech Centre within South West College. John’s current responsibilities include the […]

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