Annie is an Assistant Professor in Drama Education in the School of Arts Education and Movement at the Institute of Education, Dublin City University (DCU). She teaches and researches in the area of Drama Education. Annie holds a B.Ed. from St Patrick’s College, DCU, an M.St. from the University of Dublin, Trinity College and an Ed.D. from the University of Exeter. Before she began working in Initial Teacher Education, Annie worked as a primary school teacher and in teacher in-service offering support in the areas of Drama and Gaeilge with the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST). Her doctoral thesis (University of Exeter, 2016) examined the nature of the child-teacher relationship in upper primary school contexts. She has a particular interest in performative pedagogy, student-teacher relationships, Social Justice Education, the practice of teaching, embodiment,the art of storytelling, curricular integration using Mantle of the Expert, phenomenological inquiry, research with children and generating and analysing visual and embodied research data. Annie is chairperson of the Association for Drama in Education in Ireland (ADEI).