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School of Human Development


Primary Department
School of Human Development
Academic Staff
Phone number:
01 700
St Patrick's Campus
Room Number
SPC M 108

Academic biography

Andrew is lecturer in philosophy of education and human development. He is currently the Subject Chair of Human Development an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary subject on the BAJH. His area is philosophy. He teaches in both Humanities and Education. His research involves understanding and navigating human crises. His recent focus is on childhood studies, hermeneutics, citizenship, practical wisdom, ethics and new beginnings (natality). One of the first graduates of human development in Ireland, he has served on various boards to advance student wellbeing, spoken regularly at international conferences, and collaborated in local and national art exhibitions. He is currently a member of a special interest group that examines the role of praxis in education.

Research interests

Natality and the Crisis in Education in Arendt's Political ThoughtHope in the PUCA - Possibilities for Critical PedagogyPhenomenological Questions for Education (Taylor)Orienting Education in a Space of WellbeingEthics in Education beyond Post-humanismGirardian Crises and Educational BeginningsChildhood: Discontents and Possibilities