Simon Ahern is the Educational Technology Officer in the Maynooth University Access Programme (MAP).
Simon coordinates the post-entry supports for Maynooth University students connected to MAP and promotes the use of innovative educational technology solutions to all MAP students. Simon was also a Director of the ALL Institute: Assisting Living and Learning from 2018 to 2021.
Simon holds a Diploma in Assistive Technology, a BA in Politics and Linguistics and an MA in Linguistics from UCD, and an MSc in Speech and Language Processing from the University of Edinburgh. His areas of special interest include integrating technology into students' daily life as well as accessibility and inclusivity.