Stephen Walsh has been a lecturer in the School of Real Estate and Construction Economics, DIT, for over 25 years. Prior to joining DIT, Stephen worked as an economist with the Industrial Development Authority, mainly in the area of policy formulation and analysis. He has also undertaken a wide range of consultancy assignments for public sector and private sector bodies in areas such as Foreign Direct Investment in Ireland, Economic and Monetary Union, Regional and Local (urban and rural) Development, Evaluation of EU Operational Programmes. His primary degree is in Economics and Mathematical Economics & Statistics, from Trinity College, Dublin. He also holds a Master’s degree in Economics from University College, Dublin. Stephen currently delivers modules on the undergraduate degree course in Property Economics in Economics, Investment Analysis, Financial Mathematics, Statistics, Real Estate Finance and Research Methods and modules in Portfolio Investment Analysis and Real Estate Finance on the Master’s in Real Estate course. He is also responsible for administering the undergraduate theses module. Stephen was jointly awarded the President’s Teaching Excellence award in 2007 for the design and delivery of the undergraduate module in Investment Portfolio Analysis. In September 2011, he was jointly awarded a Teaching Fellowship award for the design of an activity-based approach to the Learning and Teaching of Research Methods. The research element of this project is focused on measuring student engagement and learning. As a teacher, his research interests include learning and assessment methodologies, while his research interest as an economist is mainly in the area of real estate finance. Stephen is also an External Examiner on number modules on professional courses for the Institute of Bankers in Ireland and is an Executive Committee Member of the Regional Studies Association, Irish Branch.