Professor Dervil Jordan is Head of the School of Education at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in Dublin. She has been involved in initial teacher education for over 20 years, as coordinator and lecturer on the Professional Master of Education in Art and Design and the BA in Art and Design Education. She is an art educator trained in the Fine Art discipline, interested in working in an interdisciplinary capacity across art teacher education. She has a particular interest in expanding access and participation in third level and she is coordinator of NCAD’s Access programme. She has led and coordinated several European research projects and was the national coordinator of the Images and Identity project and Creative Connections Project in Ireland. Professor Jordan completed her doctoral thesis on Artist-Teacher Identity in St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra.