Ann Lyons

Ann Lyons is the co-ordinator of EPIC – Engaging People in Communities at the Community Knowledge Initiative, NUI Galway, Ireland. EPIC works in close liaison with a wide range of individuals and groups, both inside and outside the university, to further community-university links and partnerships, with particular emphasis on community-based research and knowledge sharing and exchange. From 2008 until 2010 she was the co-ordinator of Campus Engage, a higher education civic engagement network, funded under the Irish Higher Education Authority’s (HEA) Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF), to develop and support civic engagement activities in higher education in Ireland. She is joint editor of Higher Education and Civic Engagement: Comparative Perspectives, (2012), Palgrave Macmillan; joint author of Survey of Civic Engagement Activities in Higher Education Activities in Higher Education in Ireland, (2011), (Campus Engage) and joint editor of Mapping Civic Engagement within Higher Education in Ireland, (2009), (AISHE & Campus Engage).