Primary Department
Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Executive Dean
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
Room Number

Academic biography

Jennifer Bruton is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Computing in Dublin City University and a member of the senior management group of the University. Her disciplinary background is electronic, mechatronics and software engineering. Jennifer was Associate Dean for Education 2007-2011, during which time she took a leadership role in introducing the European Standards and Guidelines to the University.  She has been a member of the University Disciplinary Committee (UDC), co-writing the Student Code of Conduct and Discipline and was Chair of the UDC 2017-2021. She stepped down from a 3-year appointment as Head of School of Electronic Engineering to take up the Executive Dean role in 2021.  

Jennifer has represented DCU as an Associate on the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. Throughout her academic career, she has been involved in many innovative programme developments with particular strength in technology-enhanced teaching. Jennifer is passionate about quality in teaching and learning and is a member of Engineers Ireland's Accreditation Board.

Research interests

Jennifer's current primary focus is in the area of leadership in Higher Education, specifically around the role of student engagement in the University's Quality Enhancement processes. She also pursues a strong interest in engineering education, the Internet of Things, Intelligent Systems and Cooperative Robotics.