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Professor Mairéad Pratschke
Chair in Digital Education in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester. She holds a Ph.D. from McMaster University in Canada and an M.A. from K.U. Leuven in Belgium. Her career has straddled the worlds of higher education, education technology, professional and continuing education, and edtech start-ups. Irish-born, she has worked in Canada, the USA, Belgium and Spain, in multiple languages and sectors, as a researcher, designer, lecturer, director and consultant for digital programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences, sports and business.