Niall McNulty is a publisher, author and digital specialist, with experience in the academic, local government and tourism sectors as well as the educational publishing industry.
Niall is currently a publishing manager at Cambridge University Press where he has been responsible for the development of digital product in various formats and for a number of diverse platforms. He is at the forefront of researching and developing technologies for the creation of interactive e-books, apps and websites to enhance teaching and learning. For the past few years, Niall has published print textbooks (with a focus on ICT and languages) for countries as diverse as Cameroon, Nigeria, Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Niall was the founder of African local language and indigenous knowledge platform Ulwazi, which he ran for several years in conjunction with the eThekwini Municipality. The platform trained users in digital literacy skills and facilitated the submission of user-generated content from the local community in isiZulu (a South African language).
While based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal – as digital resource manager – Niall was responsible for the development, implementation and deployment of digital content and associated systems for the facilitation of teaching and research. Niall also lectured in the Department of Humanities.
Niall holds a Masters degree in English and a postgraduate diploma in Educational Technology, sits on the Digital Subcommittee of the Publishers’ Association of South Africa, is an Institute of Open Leadership (Creative Commons) fellow and author of A Literary Guide to KwaZulu-Natal.