ACADEMY FOR TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION AND RESEARCH

Developing Solutions to Industry and Academia

Meet our team


Zita Bertha

Zita Bertha

Chief Operations Officer

Zita Bertha has an extensive work experience in the field of management of both the Spa and Hospitality industry. Zita earned a BTEC HNC in Business in 2010, a Bsc (Hons) in Business from the University of Ulster in 2013, a Diploma in Environmental Waste Management from Stonebridge Associated Colleges in 2014 and she became a certified Yoga teacher through World Yoga Alliance in 2015.

Zita has worked in the Spa industry for 10 years. For years, she has worked on a five star luxury cruise ship's Spa. Zita has also worked in the Hospitality industry both the Back and Front of House for 8 years. As part of Zita's responsibilities as Chief Operations Officer at ATIR, she oversees daily operations and develops and implements growth strategies.

Kieran McCartney

Kieran McCartney

Consultant of Technology Enhanced Learning

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

John Adeniyi

John Adeniyi

Director of Academic and Institutional Affairs at AISR Nigeria

Prince Adeniyi John, Founder/CEO of Global Scholarship Trust (GST). A Non Governmental Organisation that conducts scholarships exams with the sole aim of diminishing educational barriers. He holds B.Sc in Computer Science from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria and he's a member of Chartered Institute of Commerce of Nigeria. a certified CISCO Network Administrator (CCNA), Senior Research Fellow (SRF), Institute of Commerce Research and Enterprise Development (ICRED) and Fellow, Chartered Institute of Educational Practitioner UK (FCIEP-UK). John, through his philanthropic work, has awards scholarships to the indigent and less privileged Nigerian Studens to have access to quality and affordable education, home and abroad. He is an experienced and seasoned Manager, Social Entrepreneur, Educationist/Literacy Advocate and Social Worker who has served in so many management capacities with over 15 years of experience. He has served as chairman to numerous committees and in some cases as a dedicated member to some of these committees.

Rohan George Varghese

Rohan George Varghese

IT Technician

Rohan attained his BSC in IT, S.M at Shetty College UNIVERSITY OF MUMBAI. He gained his qualifications in Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing & Switching (CCNA) and also in CCNP Routing. Rohan's technical skills include Java, SQL, Python, PHP, HTML, C and C++. He holds additional skills such as VMware desktop and application virtualization; Knowledge of Ethical hacking and Networking: Wireshark/TCP view packet analysis, DNS server, mail server. Rohan is enthusiastic, dedicated to excel and be the best in the tech industry.

Consultant

Dr. Vinanti Cherian

Consultant of Medical/Biomedical Innovation

Dr Cherian has attained her initial qualification in the field of medicine and Anaesthesia from India. She then moved to the UK for further experience and worked in different hospitals across Ireland. She passed the Fellowship exam from the College of Anaesthetist, FCARCSI and was appointed as a Consultant Anaesthetist in 2009 and she currently works in Altnagelvin Hospital, Londonderry, a multispecialty hospital. Dr Cherian has been involved in research projects during her training in Northern Ireland including study on remifentanil for labour analgesia and she has a keen interest in Obstetric Anaesthesia and is currently Lead Anaesthetist for obstetrics in the Department. She takes active interest in patient safety and quality improvement projects and is currently the clinical governance lead for Anaesthesia at Altnagelvin Hospital. Dr Cherian has been involved in high quality audit projects and has also been local lead investigator for 2 national Audit projects within her department. She has presented posters at national and international meetings and has also been an invited speaker at the Western Association of Anaesthetists meeting. She has been an instructor on the Advanced Trauma Life support course and she is currently involved in multidisciplinary simulation based teaching in obstetrics and updating the departmental guidelines for obsteric anaesthesia.

Dan Corbett

Dan Corbett

Advisor of Distance and Online Learning

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.