Aisling Reast has held several leadership roles in higher education and has a track record for delivering pioneering educational initiatives within highly regulated environments.
As College Registrar she ensures and facilitates effective quality assurance of the College as an accredited academic institution, ensures the integrity, accuracy, and security of all academic records, facilitates effective and compliant student registration and enrolment and designs and implements policies and procedures for responsible conduct as an academic institution.
Prior to joining Hibernia College, Aisling was Director of APPEL, a national body established to deliver a new model of education for the three Schools of Pharmacy in Ireland at UCC, TCD and RCSI. Before taking up this role, Aisling was the Director of Operations at the Irish Institute of Pharmacy (IIOP). The IIOP was established by the pharmacy regulator to deliver a new model of continuing professional development and quality assurance of the pharmacy profession. Aisling’s profound commitment to quality and passion for education were essential in ensuring that the quality assurance systems for both bodies met the needs of a highly regulated, multi-stakeholder environment.
Aisling has held additional positions in healthcare education, policy development, continuing professional development, programme management and practice development, including at the Irish Centre for Continuing Pharmacy Education, Trinity College Dublin, the Irish Pharmacy Union and the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland.
Aisling is a pharmacist by profession and first registered as a pharmacist in 1999. She has since obtained an MSc at Trinity College Dublin and a Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership at RCSI. She also holds a diploma in public relations and certificates in assessment and quality assurance of the assessment process.