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Dr. PJ Sexton (Director)

PJ Sexton is a lecturer in the School of Policy and Practice at the DCU Institute of Education.

Dr. Orla Ni Bhroin (Deputy Director)

OrlaÓrla Ní Bhroin is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Inclusive and Special Education at the DCU Institute of Education. Her research interests are wide-ranging and include practices and pedagogy for inclusion, teacher educator pedagogy for developing student teachers' understanding of special educational needs and of practices for addressing diversity and inclusion, the impact of continuing professional development on teachers' understanding and use of the individual education plan in practice, evaluation of quality in professional preparation and development programmes for teachers, and qualitative research theory and practice.

Orla's full full profile can be accessed here.

Dr. Enda Donlon

EndaEnda Donlon is a lecturer in education in the School of STEM Education, Innovation and Global Studies at the DCU Institute of Education, where he teaches on the use of ICT in teaching and learning. His research interests include Web 2.0 technologies, Virtual Environments, Content Management and Information Architecture, and Open Source technologies for education and (in particular) teacher education.

Enda's full profile can be accessed here


Dr. Fiona King

FionaFiona King is an academic member of the School of Inclusive and Special Education at the DCU Institute of Education. Fiona's research interests include collaboration and collaborative practices, leadership and professional development. She works across a number of programmes at the following levels: initial teacher education; postgraduate diploma;  Master’s programmes and the EdD strand of special and inclusive education. 

Fiona's full profile can be accessed here.

Dr. Elaine McDonald

Elaine McDonald is a lecturer in the School of Policy and Practice at the DCU Institute of Education.

 

Dr. Susan Pike

Susan Pike is a lecturer in Geography Education at the DCU Institute of Education. She coordinates and teaches Geography, Environmental and Outdoor (GEO) Education tostudents on the Bachelor of Education, the Bachelor of Early ChildhoodEducation, Professional Masters in Education and the Master of Educationprogrammes. Susan's research interests include teacher education, learning in geography, environmental, sustainability and human rights education as well as enquiry pedagogies. 

Susan's full profile can be accessed here.

 

Professor Fionnuala Waldron

FionnualaFionnuala Waldron is Cregan Professor of Education and Chair of the Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education. From 2009 - 2016 Fionnuala was Head of Education and Dean of Education in St Patrick's College, Drumcondra. She was appointed leader of the Education Workstream which was set up to establish the DCU Institute of Education in 2013. From 2015 to 2016, Fionnuala was Interim Executive Dean of the DCU IoE. Her research interests  include teacher education (policy and practice), human rights and citizenship education and global citizenship education.

Fionnuala's full profile can be accessed here.

Academic Staff

Maura Coulter
Enda Donlon
Therese Dooley
Elizabeth Dunphy
Ann Marie Farrell
Sabrina Fitzsimons
Catherine Furlong
Anne Marie Kavanagh
Fiona King
Helen Leonard
Anna Logan
Zita Lysaght
Susan Marron
Una McCabe
Thomas McCloughlin
Elaine McDonald
Frances Murphy
Paula Murphy
Máire Ní Bhaoill
Órla Ní Bhroin
Siún Nic Mhuirí
Aisling Ní Dhiorbhain
Maeve O’Brien
Rowan Oberman
Michael O’Leary
Andrew O’Shea
Susan Pike
Miriam Ryan
PJ Sexton
Aisling Twohill
Ronan Ward
Fionnuala Waldron