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2.39, Business School, 29 Buccleuch Place


Deirdre Ruddy is a commerce graduate of NUI Galway, a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland and also holds a Diploma in Corporate Finance. Deirdre has over 15 years experience working in accounting practice and as a senior accountant with multinational software companies and for the past ten years has lectured in Accounting and Finance, most recently specialising in online learning and distance education. 

Deirdre joined the University of Edinburgh in 2015 and is closely involved with the development of new online methods of delivery for accounting programmes together with technology enhanced learning overall in the Business School. She is a member of a number of Online Learning development groups within the University.

Research Interests

  • Online Learning and Distance Education

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