Deirdre Flood

Deirdre Flood is presently a Human Resources Manager working for a multinational organisation in Ireland and a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (MCIPD), a member of Irish Payroll Association (MIPA) and Accounting Technicians Ireland (MIATI). Previous to this, Deirdre’s professional interests lay primarily in Master and Demand Planning in various manufacturing environments and became a member of the Association of Operations Management (APICS) in 1999.

Pursuing a passion for learning and education, Deirdre recently graduated with a MSc in Education and Training Management (E-learning) from Dublin City University in Ireland. It was within this programme of study that Deirdre explored the use of multimedia technology particularly the pedagogical affordances of web accessed video for non formal learning in relation to educating volunteers within Special Olympics in Ireland. As a volunteer in Special Olympics since 2006 and currently working as a volunteer Sports Officer in her local Special Olympics Club in Drogheda Co. Louth, Deirdre’s focus remains to find ways to harness the educational potential of multimedia technology and transform it to promote volunteerism at community level.