Dr. Majella McSharry is a lecturer in Sociology at the School of Human Development. She is Chairperson of the Professional Master of Education (Post Primary). She is an executive member of the National Anti Bullying Research and Resource Centre, the Regional Centre of Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development (RCE Dublin) and the Ubuntu Network. She has worked as a secondary school teacher and previously as a lecturer at Maynooth University, the National College of Art and Design and St. Patrick's College Drumcondra. Majella currently teaches in the areas of Sociology of Education, Research Design and Civic, Social and Political Education. Her main research area is concerned with the construction and articulation of gender through embodied praxis, with a particular focus on school sport, uniform and discourses of deportment.