Prof Leinonen will formally assume the place on October 1st and replaces Prof Philip Nolan who has led the college for the final 10 years.
Initially from Finland, the incoming president has spent current years in Australia the place she was most just lately vice chancellor of Murdoch College in Perth and beforehand deputy vice-chancellor on the College of Wollongong in New South Wales.
Previous to transferring to Australia in 2012, she was vice-principal at King’s Faculty London.
Prof Leinonen’s tutorial background is in linguistics and psychology. She has been concerned with ongoing analysis into pragmatic language growth in youngsters and contextual processing deficits of kids and younger adults with autistic spectrum issues.
“Top quality modern training, world-class analysis that has constructive societal influence and transformational instructional alternatives for all who can profit no matter background are hallmarks of Maynooth College and resonate intently with my strategy to school training,” she stated in welcoming Monday’s announcement.
The chairwoman of the college’s governing authority, Dr Mary Canning, stated Prof Leinonen’s observe file within the management and administration of upper training establishments internationally shall be of nice profit to Maynooth and to the upper training system basically.
Her appointment approaching Worldwide Ladies’s Day was additionally welcomed by the Maynooth College students Union.