Audio Visual Profile
A little bit about me and my A.V background

Justin Dawson, MA, BA, CTS®

Justin is an award winning AV Professional and broadcasting specialist, with over 15 years’ experience in Audio Visual, videoconferencing and tech support.

Justin has held various roles throughout his career from Broadcast Technician, Producer, Station Manager, IT Support and Senior Audio Visual Technologist.

Currently, Justin is employed as Supervisor in Audio Visual Aid in the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems in University College Dublin.

He is responsible for the installation and maintenance of Audio Visual equipment within the school, production of learning objective videos and technical support to faculty with video conferencing and webinar requirements.

Prior to joining UCD, Justin was responsible for Audio Visual support at PwC Ireland. While there, he was responsible for live events, providing audio visual support to 1,800 customers throughout the firm and maintaining and running of the AV service to over 30 meeting rooms with in-built projectors, TV screens, including a 10 room hospitality suite and 11 training rooms.

Justin holds numerous certifications in both the Audiovisual and IT and Media Industry including

• Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) ISO/IEC 17024:2012 (one of eight recognised CTS holders in Ireland)
• Holder of MA (Hons) TV & Radio Production
• BA Media Management (Hons)
• H.Dip Radio(Distinction)
• Adv. Dip Web Design (Distinction)
• Certified Extron AV Associate
• Certified Clearone Video Conferencing Product Specialist

Justin regularly attends Audio Visual Conferences and trade shows including Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), Learning Technology Space Management Group (LTSMG) and SCHOMS. He has presented at AV conferences and partakes in several AV discussions both as a panellist and online webinars.

2019 was an incredibly successful year for Justin as he was awarded the accolade of AV Professional of the Year for 2018 in the AV Nation Reader's Choice Awards.

In 2018 after returning from Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), Justin launched All Things TechIE , an Irish Podcast dedicated to Audio Visual and IT with his co-host Simon Lang.

Justin was shortlisted in the 2018 AV Technology Europe Awards for the category "Emerging AV Professional of the Year" and "AV Professional of the Year" in the 20th AV Awards in Grosvenor Park Hotel, London.

Previous to this in 2017 Justin was a finalist in the AV Awards under the category of “European CTS Holder of the Year”

When not hard at work doing Audio Visual roles and responsibilities, Justin enjoys time with his young son and daughter, Scouting, broadcasting and football.

AV Awards 2017

AV Awards 2018

AV Awards 2018

LTSMG Panel Discussion

Audio Visual