Bernadette T. Meagher

Bernie is the FÍS Manager with responsibility for a suite of innovative film and digital media literacy programmes and projects.  

FÍS has been developed and operated in partnership with the National Film School, (IADT) and external local, national and international stakeholders in the public and private sectors.  

Currently these include the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST Technology in Education Dept.), the Irish Film Institute, Fresh Film Festival, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Services, Young Irish Film Makers, among others. The primary focus of FÍS is on engagement with post-primary and primary age groups and with the support networks including teachers, parents and community groups. 


Co-authored: DigiPlace4all: an online peer support community for digital skills. Published in Studies in health technology and informatics, 217, p.2352015
Co-authored: DigiPlace4All-Capturing the requirements for an online peer support community to help people with disabilities develop digital skills. Published in eChallenges e-2014, pp. 1-8. IEEE2014

Research projects

April 2015: Carried out an investigation into the relevance of higher order values, motivational factors, internet user types, age and awareness for participation in collaborative consumption practices.


e-Poster presentation on ‘peer support platforms for digital skills’ at ILTA’s Ed Tech Conference, UCD, Dublin2014
Pecha kucha style presentation showcasing ‘digiplace4all peer support platform’ at Media + Learning Conference, Brussels2014
‘Sharing digital literacy best practice for primary school educators' presentation and panel discussion at Teacher CPD Conference in Aarhus, Denmark2012
Copenhagen, Denmark: Teacher CPD conference presentation ‘Sharing digital literacy best practice for primary and secondary school educators'2012

Interested in

Digital literacy and digital education cyberpsychology economics collaborative consumption