Staff Profiles

The Department of Accounting, Finance and Professional Studies is supported by seven, full-time,professionally qualified accountants. In addition, there are two full-time economists in the Department.The accounting department lecturers are supported by a myriad of broader business lecturing expertise from the school of Business and Humanities. Furthermore, the department boasts an excellent staff of nine associate lecturers who predominantly support evening lectures on a parttimebasis.

Profile of Full Time Staff

Christine Nangle, BBS, ACA: 
Head of the Department of Accounting, Finance and Professional Studies. 

Christine qualified as a professional accountant following her professional training with Deloitte and subsequently worked in industry, including 8 years with Coca-Cola Hellenic, where she was Head of Internal Audit and latterly Commercial Finance Manager. Christine spent two years with an accounting software development company and more recently was the Head of Finance of the Institute of Accounting, Tallaght. 

Christine commenced her lecturing with the Institute, in an associate capacity, where she specialised in Auditing and International Financial Reporting teaching
predominantly on the Level 7 and 8 programmes over a 13 year period. Christine co-authored External Audit and Assurance which is the main study text for Cap 2, ICAI students. Christine is an Executive Committee Member of the BAFA Auditing Special Interest Group and is a member of the Audit Committee for South Dublin County Council.

Patricia Morris: 
Senior Lecturer in Accounting, holds a Bachelor of Business Studies ( Honours)
(1983) Trinity College Dublin and a Diploma in Professional Accounting from Dublin City University
(1984). She is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland (1988)

Patricia started her career as a trainee accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers before moving onto Irish Futures & Options Exchange as their Financial Controller. Patricia commenced her lecturing career in Dublin Institute of Technology and has been lecturing with the IT Tallaght since 1995 where she lectures from level 6 to 8 in Financial Accounting & Reporting, Financial Management, Corporate Finance & Governance. Patricia has been the programme lead on the accounting programme for its last two iterations.

Pasqueline Tierney FCCA MBS: 
Holds a Masters in Finance from Smurfit Business School 2005 and Qualified through ACCA in 1993 (fellowship status). Pasqueline also holds a Certificate in Teaching
and Learning 2007 and Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards which she completed in 2015. 

Pasqueline has worked with the institute since 2007 but has been lecturing since 2000 in higher education colleges including Dorset College and Griffeth College. Pasqueline has also acted as extern for DBS, CPA and worked with Enterprise Ireland in their Secondary Schools annual competition. Pasqueline has worked as a Financial Controller and a blend of other accounting roles including exposure to SAP implementation in a range of industry organisations including Microsoft, Clondalkin Group PLC and FBD Insurance and Computing Services.

Garvan Whelan:
(holds a PhD - Smurfit Graduate School of Business at UCD – doctorate was awarded
by NUI) and is a CPA member (Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland)
as well as holding a BBS obtained through Sligo Institute of Technology. 

Garvan has extensive business knowledge and experience acquired from previous work as a Financial Controller, Practicing Accountant and Business Analyst. Garvan’s Lecturing experience has been acquired across all levels (from first year undergraduate to MSc and MBA programmes) in a wide range of subjects including Financial Reporting, Management Accounting, Financial Management and Financial Statement Analysis.

Garvan’s focus within his role is to generate and provide financial information to facilitate effective business decisions leading to improved organisational performance where he aims to share the benefits of his experience by developing the knowledge and skills of students and practitioners through lectures and workshops and by disseminating applied research findings in appropriate publications. Garvan has four internationally recognised peer-reviewed publications:

  1. International Journal of Production Research - Associated Business School ABS rated 3* - Thompson Reuters SJR impact factor = 1.46.
  2. Irish Journal of Management - ABS rated 1*;
  3. Forum for Qualitative Social Research - Thompson Reuters SJR impact factor = 0.2;
  4. Management Research Review - ABS rated 1*.

In addition, three papers that have been published as book chapters (including an award-winning case study).


Loretta Kyne:
(holds a Bachelor of Arts (1980) and a Higher Diploma in Education (1981) from
University College Dublin) She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and holds a Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards from Chartered Accountants Ireland.

She also qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser (2012) with the Irish Tax Institute having been placed second in part 2 of those exams and in 2017 received a first class Masters in Arts (Training and Education) from Griffith College Dublin.

Loretta qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1985 having worked as a trainee accountant in a medium sized accounting practice, Duignan and Co. Loretta remained in practice with that firm until 1990 and then moved to a lecturing role. Loretta joined IT Tallaght in 2006 and lectures in Financial Reporting and Taxation. Prior to joining IT Tallaght Loretta lectured Financial accounting mainly to students studying for ACCA and CIMA exams.

Gail Sheppard:
is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and holds an
MSc from Dublin City University. She is a PhD candidate at Cork University Business School and is researching her thesis on Public Private Partnership in Ireland.

Prior to working in ITT Dublin Gail worked as a management accountant in industry for over ten years. She is currently a lecturer of Management Accounting and Financial Accounting and also supervises two Masters by research students. Gail holds the role of an external examiner and is a member of the Irish Accounting and Finance Association and the British Accounting and Finance Association.

Gail’s research interests include value for money in the public sector, performance measurement and the effects of policy transfer on public resource allocation in Ireland. Gail was a recipient of ITT Dublin President’s Research Scholarship Award in 2016 and 2017. She has published her research at conferences and in peer-reviewed journals and has also published a textbook on Management Accounting.

Bernadette Lea:
(BComm, ACA holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Dublin
(2005) and is a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland (2007)).

She joined IT Tallaght in 2008, as an associate lecturer, having trained and qualified as an accountant with Smith & Williamson Freaney. She has also gained over 10 years’ audit experience working in industry for large multinational companies, such as Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company Ireland and CRH plc with her expertise being the areas of accounting and internal audit. 

Bernadette lectures on levels 6 to 8 in a variety of modules including Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Fundamentals of Financial and Management Accounting, Audit & Assurance and Advanced International Financial Reporting and Audit Practice. Bernadette had an active involvement in the 1st edition revision of ‘External Auditing and Assurance – An Irish Textbook’ for the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Gerard (Gerry) Phelan:
(holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts(UCD) and a Master of
Science in Investment and Treasury (DCU))

Having previously lectured in UCD, TCD, NUIG, DCU and UL, Gerry has lectured in the Institute of Technology, Tallaght since 1995. In 2014 he was presented with the inaugural “National Teaching Hero” Award by then Minister of Education, Jan O'Sullivan and ex President of Ireland, Mary McAleese.

Gerard is a member of the Academic Council and Governing Body of IT Tallaght. In 2017 he was appointed to the Joint Governing Body Strategy Steering Group which, with members of the Governing Bodies of Blanchardstown IT, DIT and IT Tallaght oversees the proposed merger of the three institutions to form Ireland’s largest University.

Gerry lectures in Applied Macroeconomics, Micro/Macro Economics, Property Economics,
Managerial Economics, Management Science, Personal Finance, Financial Management and
Corporate Finance.

Nigel Donnelly:
(B'Comm (Economics) UCD 1991, M'Econ.Sc UCD 1993)
Nigel commenced his career as an executive officer in the Department of Forein Affairs and has been a lecturer with the institute since 1994. 

Nigel has lectured at levels 6,7 & 8 in the following modules: Applied Macroeconomics, Micro/Macro Economics, Property Economics, Managerial Economics, Management Science,
Personal Finance, Financial Management and Corporate Finance.

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