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Dr Kay Maunsell and Dr Ashling Bourke, both of the School of Human Development DCU, pictured together.

Success in IRC COALESCE Research Fund

Congratulations to Dr Catherine Maunsell and Dr Ashling Bourke, both from the School of Human Development, who received an award of €100,000 for the TEACH-RSE study on Teacher Professional Development and Relationships and Sexuality Education RSE. TEACH-RSE is the first of its kind, in an Irish context, to examine the preparation of primary and post-primary teachers to teach RSE. An important objective of this project is the shaping of national, and international, educational policy and practice priorities in teacher professional development for RSE.

COALESCE is a new Irish Research Council IRC fund for research that addresses national and global societal challenges.  The award for the TEACH-RSE study was co-funded by the Health Services Executive HSE: Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme.