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Marie O’Halloran

Lecturer in Financial Management and Accounting

  • mohalloran@ait.ie
  • Room: F2698
  • Building: HTL Building
  • Faculty: Faculty of Business & Hospitality

Academic/Professional qualifications: MBA, BA, Diploma Hotel & Catering Management. Teaching and research interests include financial and management accounting and revenue management in hotels/other service environments, rooms’ division management with emphasis on front office, environmental management and strategic management.

For the last 20 years I have been working as a lecturer in AIT. I am involved in undergraduate courses from 1st to 4th year. I have worked as both class tutor and final year project tutor. Apart from the normal teaching and administrative duties associated with a lecturer’s position I have been involved in a number of other areas/projects over the years including: training of trainers programme; course development, mapping of courses to the National Framework of Qualifications, adjusting from year-long to modularised / semesterised programmes, programmatic and Institutional review work. I am a member of several programme boards and also currently a member of Academic Council. I have sat on various sub-committees and was on the organising committee of THRIC 2011.

Prior to joining AIT I was self-employed. Before becoming self-employed industry experience was gained in a variety of hospitality positions and levels in France, Scotland and Ireland. Experience in industrial catering at managerial level was also gained.

Conference paper: ‘The current understanding and use of revenue management in accommodation businesses in the east coast and midlands’.

Presented at conference – “Tourism and Hospitality Research in Ireland - Addressing the Challenges” - June 2006 in Waterford Institute of Technology.

A contributory chapter in the book “Tourism and Hospitality Research in Ireland – Concepts, Issues & Challenges” (2007). Chapter title: ‘The current understanding and use of revenue management in accommodation businesses in the east coast and midlands’.

Examples of recent conferences attended:

2014: The Responsible Tourism Conference 2014, Dublin

THRIC Conference, Cork

International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy (ICEP) - The Voice of the Educator, AIT

2013: Professional Spa & Wellness Convention, London

2012: CELT Conference, NUIG

2011: Fáilte Ireland Spa & Wellness Conference

Bookassist Managing Online Distribution to Boost your Margin, Dublin

GMIT Education Conference, Galway

Undergraduate:

Business and Management

Rooms Division Management

Financial Accounting

Management Accounting

Revenue Management

Financial Management

Environmental Management

Strategic Management

2011-14: Completed a special purpose award in “Technology Enhanced Learning” with AIT and a certificate in “Advanced Hospitality Revenue Management” with Cornell University through eCornell. I attended a number of conferences, seminars and workshops provided by Green Business and Green Hospitality when tasked with teaching environmental management to Spa and Wellness students. I attend, where possible courses, conferences, seminars, workshops and webinars to keep up to date both in business and related areas; and in learning and teaching. I attend eCornell, Failte Ireland, Marketing Week and other webinars, on a variety of business and management topics including distribution, pricing, marketing, social media etc. I have attended all the revenue management webinars by Ideas over the last number of years. These occur approximately once a month and keep me abreast of current thinking in all areas of hospitality revenue management.

I was external examiner with the School of Tourism & Arts, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology between 2011 and 2014 and with the Garda College between 2007 and 2010 on the BA Degree in Police Management HETAC.

For the last three years, I have brought Spa and Wellness students to industry workshops in green business. This allows engagement with the industry and exposure to the challenges and opportunities faced in implementing environmental management practices. Industry engagement also takes place through field trips and bringing guest speakers to AIT. As a result of these activities, recommendations have been made for industry panels and external examiners for the HTL Department.

  • Biography

    Academic/Professional qualifications: MBA, BA, Diploma Hotel & Catering Management. Teaching and research interests include financial and management accounting and revenue management in hotels/other service environments, rooms’ division management with emphasis on front office, environmental management and strategic management.

    For the last 20 years I have been working as a lecturer in AIT. I am involved in undergraduate courses from 1st to 4th year. I have worked as both class tutor and final year project tutor. Apart from the normal teaching and administrative duties associated with a lecturer’s position I have been involved in a number of other areas/projects over the years including: training of trainers programme; course development, mapping of courses to the National Framework of Qualifications, adjusting from year-long to modularised / semesterised programmes, programmatic and Institutional review work. I am a member of several programme boards and also currently a member of Academic Council. I have sat on various sub-committees and was on the organising committee of THRIC 2011.

    Prior to joining AIT I was self-employed. Before becoming self-employed industry experience was gained in a variety of hospitality positions and levels in France, Scotland and Ireland. Experience in industrial catering at managerial level was also gained.

  • Research & Consultancy

    Conference paper: ‘The current understanding and use of revenue management in accommodation businesses in the east coast and midlands’.

    Presented at conference – “Tourism and Hospitality Research in Ireland - Addressing the Challenges” - June 2006 in Waterford Institute of Technology.

    A contributory chapter in the book “Tourism and Hospitality Research in Ireland – Concepts, Issues & Challenges” (2007). Chapter title: ‘The current understanding and use of revenue management in accommodation businesses in the east coast and midlands’.

    Examples of recent conferences attended:

    2014: The Responsible Tourism Conference 2014, Dublin

    THRIC Conference, Cork

    International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy (ICEP) - The Voice of the Educator, AIT

    2013: Professional Spa & Wellness Convention, London

    2012: CELT Conference, NUIG

    2011: Fáilte Ireland Spa & Wellness Conference

    Bookassist Managing Online Distribution to Boost your Margin, Dublin

    GMIT Education Conference, Galway

  • Teaching Experience

    Undergraduate:

    Business and Management

    Rooms Division Management

    Financial Accounting

    Management Accounting

    Revenue Management

    Financial Management

    Environmental Management

    Strategic Management

  • Interests & Professional Development

    2011-14: Completed a special purpose award in “Technology Enhanced Learning” with AIT and a certificate in “Advanced Hospitality Revenue Management” with Cornell University through eCornell. I attended a number of conferences, seminars and workshops provided by Green Business and Green Hospitality when tasked with teaching environmental management to Spa and Wellness students. I attend, where possible courses, conferences, seminars, workshops and webinars to keep up to date both in business and related areas; and in learning and teaching. I attend eCornell, Failte Ireland, Marketing Week and other webinars, on a variety of business and management topics including distribution, pricing, marketing, social media etc. I have attended all the revenue management webinars by Ideas over the last number of years. These occur approximately once a month and keep me abreast of current thinking in all areas of hospitality revenue management.

    I was external examiner with the School of Tourism & Arts, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology between 2011 and 2014 and with the Garda College between 2007 and 2010 on the BA Degree in Police Management HETAC.

    For the last three years, I have brought Spa and Wellness students to industry workshops in green business. This allows engagement with the industry and exposure to the challenges and opportunities faced in implementing environmental management practices. Industry engagement also takes place through field trips and bringing guest speakers to AIT. As a result of these activities, recommendations have been made for industry panels and external examiners for the HTL Department.