Marie Flynn is a lecturer in Sociology at the DCU Institute of Education. She is a member of the School of Human Development, and teaches on a range of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Marie’s main teaching responsibilities are in the areas of: families and education; multiple intelligences; children’s rights and privacy in schools; and the sociology of childhood. Her research interests and publications are mainly in: diversity and education; parental involvement and schooling; homework; children’s rights and privacy; Traveller education; and school placement. Marie is currently the Research Convener for the School of Human Development at DCU.