Hazel Farrell

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Personal profile


Hazel Farrell has been an educator and academic for over 30 years. She is the programme leader of the BA (Hons) Music course at SETU and Chair of the Council for Heads of Music in Higher Education. Coming from a background in analytical musicology, her research expanded into the area of technology enhanced learning, with specific focus on student engagement initiatives. Her most recent research addresses the opportunities and challenges of Generative AI in higher education.

She is currently the SETU lead on a national project funded by N-TUTORR entitled "Generative AI: N-TUTORR National Network (GenAI:N3)".

She is also leading the Sustainability in the Arts Festival which is now in its second year and is funded by SATLE and N-TUTORR.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Aspects of pitch Structure and Pitch Selection in Pot-War Irish Composition: An Analytical Study of Tonal nad Post-tonal Referential Collections in Selected Works by Irish Composers, Mary Immaculate College University of Limerick


Award Date: 20 May 2002

External positions

Part Time Lecturer, Mary Immaculate College University of Limerick


Freelance Researcher, Lyric FM


Graduate Teaching Assistant, Mary Immaculate College University of Limerick



  • L Education (General)
  • M Music