Dr Pat Twomey
Pat has worked as a lecturer in UCC since 2007 prior to that he worked in the Sociology departments of WIT, CIT and in DCU as part of their open education unit ‘Oscail’. Taking the ‘scenic route’ to education Pat, as a mature student, completed the Leaving Certificate, a Diploma in Social Studies, a Bachelor of Social Science, a Masters of Social Science and a PhD under Professor Arpad Szakolczai of the School of Sociology UCC.
He now works in Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) in University College Cork as the coordinator of the Diploma in Social Studies.
His main research and publication interests lie in the areas of widening participation in education; increasing voluntary activity; and reforming the Irish political system.