Sinéad Burke and Ann O’ Dea receive Honorary Fellows of IADT

Activist Sinéad Burke and co-founder of Silicon Republic Ann O’Dea, received Honorary Fellow Awards from IADT at the RDS during our conferring ceremony on Friday November 9, 2018.
Dr. Annie Doona, Dr. Andrew Power, Ann O'Dea, David Holohan and Sinéad Burke
Dr. Annie Doona, Dr. Andrew Power, Ann O'Dea, David Holohan and Sinéad Burke

An Honorary Fellow of IADT is someone who has an outstanding record of achievement in scholarship or practice, or who has contributed to public service related to the mission and vision of IADT.

A graduate of IADT’s Masters in Broadcast Production, Sinéad Burke is an inspirational activist and advocate as to why design and society should be more inclusive and accessible for all citizens –irrespective of gender, education, or disability. The award of Honorary Fellow on Sinead is in recognition of her excellent work in inclusive design, disability rights and promotion of equality and diversity.

Ann O'Dea is CEO and co-founder of Silicon Republic and Founder of the international sci-tech festival Inspirefest.  Ann has been a great champion for equality and diversity and for women in STEM.  She describes herself as ‘a born optimist’.  IADT is conferring this award on Ann O’Dea in recognition of her work on promoting women in technology and for her passion for new technology and all things digital.