Lizbeth Goodman

Lizbeth Goodman


Lizbeth Goodman (BA, MA, MLitt, PhD, FRSA) is Chair of Creative Technology Innovation and Full Professor of Inclusive Design for Engineering and Education at University College Dublin (Ireland), where she directs the Inclusive Design Research Centre of Ireland in collaboration with SMARTlab (which she directs and founded 29 years ago).

She is Programme Director for the interdisciplinary Thematic PhD spanning all eight University College Dublin colleges and disciplines.

She has held a Personal Chair in Creative Technology Innovation, with a focus on interdisciplinary practice-based research into the future of Inclusive Interdisciplinary Research and Cross-sectoral Impact, since 2005.

Lizbeth previously served as Research Director for Futurelab and as Academic Chair of the Marie Curie ASSISTID Programme. She was elected to chair the Social Sciences Panel of the Royal Irish Academy in 2012.

In 2018, she was named Director of the Academy4theFuture and Co-Director of the BeEarth VR Experience with XR Impact and the UN IGO for Sustainability. In 2019 she was named Woman of the Decade in Innovation for Education by WEF, and led awards ceremonies at DAVOS and at the UN in New York.

In April 2020, she was elected to Chair the Women in Science and Technology Leadership Taskforce for the Intelligence in Science Forum EU-Africa. In 2021 she was elected to become the global lead for STEM and STEAM Education as part of the WEF G100 Council.

She has supervised 58 PhDs to successful completion, and currently directs studies for 30 PhDs and Postdoc researchers. She has held many senior leadership positions in universities and third sector agencies.

She has held numerous major awards and grants from research councils, industry and philanthropic sources. Her life’s work is focused on the interdisciplinary open source collaboration models that empower and support learners of all ages and abilities at every level, leading on the education systems and workforce opportunities of the future.

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