Maynooth University Department of Education warmly congratulates Dr Orla Hanratty who graduated from this department last month with a doctorate in education. Her supervisor was Dr Céline Healy. Orla’s thesis is entitled ‘Being a Professional Lecturer: Framing Professional Learning Within and Beyond an Initial Accredited Programme in Teaching and Learning in an Irish Institute of Technology.’ It explores lecturers’ views on what informs and influences their professional learning on the teaching aspect of their role in higher education. Dr Hanratty is currently working in UCD School of Veterinary Medicine. We wish her continued success.