"My Passion...is how to build community, how do we rescue our lives from double whammy of TV and pseudo-socialisation online. Having lived in London, Toowoomba and now in a little village in Ireland, it seems to me that so much of what is…"
May 31, 2012
edel chadwick is now a member of RSA Fellowship Social Network social network
I became a FRSA 20 years ago when, in my twenties, I was working towards a PhD in composite materials engineering in QMCLondon. At the time I was also pursuing a part time practitioner certification in NLP, as I am very interested in communication and communications technologies. I moved back to Ireland in 1995 to Lecturer in Polymer science and engineering at Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT). During the last decade, I have also lectured on Computing Applications in the USQ Australia, during a 3-year sabbatical.
Currently, I am currently teaching Mechanical engineering and Communications in AIT and am also involved in research in biotechnology,.
On returning to Ireland, I allowed my membership lapse as there appeared to be no RSA activity here. When I discovered more recently that there is an active group centred in Dublin, I decided to re-join. I am delighted to be a part of the organisation again.
One of the glories of my work is long holidays, so when not working I hop in my tiny (and I mean tiny) camper van with my teenage daughter and we head off on long road trips across Europe. The biggest trip was two years ago when I drove from ireland to Split in Croatia, up through Bosnia (beautiful country) as far as Budapest and home. Last year by contrast we 'just' got as far as Spain. This year, failing a heatwave in Ireland, we will drive to Belfast cross to Scotland..and then who knows?
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