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Current Research Students

Student NameSupervisory PanelTitle
Ann-Marie IrelandRegina Murphy
Paula Murphy
Bronagh McGrane
Explorations of Primary Teacher Vulnerability
Richard CoadyRegina Murphy
Francis Ward
Frances Murphy
Gerry Shiel
Choral Singing and Musical Aptitude
Aisling CostelloAshling Bourke
Catherine Maunsell
An Investigation of the relationship between objectification theory, social network sites and mood.
Mary GlynnCatherine Maunsell
Marie Flynn
Developing a Mindful School Community
Sinead AndrewsJoe Travers
Pádraig Ó Duibhir
Elizabeth Mathews
The additional supports required by pupils with special educational needs in Irish-medium schools.
Lorraine Connaughton CreanPádraig Ó Duibhir
Thérèse McPhillips
The Family Language Policy of Polish Mirant Families in Ireland Issues of ideology, practice and management across generations
Patrick BurkeEithne Kennedy
Pádraig Ó Duibhir
Teaching Literacy in through and for the subjects of the Primary School Curriculum: How can the teaching of disciplinary literacy support both literacy achievement and disciplinary understanding?
Emma ReillySinead McNally
Una McCabe
Mothers' experiences and views of education
German Camilo Zarate PintoMathias Urban
Tara Concannon-Gibney
Early childhood(s) development, education, and care from a scenario of peace building 
Gloria TurpinMathias Urban
Sandra Cullen
Geraldine French
Spiritually intelligent children and spiritual education in the early years: a Froebelian perspective
Lynda SmythMathias Urban
Gillian Lake
Emerging Identities: A post-structural analysis
Claire Marie O ConnellBernadette Dwyer
Paul Downes
Mathias Urban
Literacy and Engagement in Prison Education
Aoife Merrins-GallagherTara Concannon-Gibney
Aisling Ni Dhiorbhain
Eithne Kennedy
Sinead McNally
Developing Collaborative teaching of oral language
Ciaran KavanaghLaoise Ní Thuairisg
Pádraig Ó Duibhir
Aisling Ni Dhiorbhain
Perspectives on Gaeloideachas Contininum
Jacqueline Mary De BrunPádraig Ó Duibhir
Eithne Kennedy
Bernadette Dwyer
Reading in Irish
Micheal O SullivanJoe O'Hara
Martin Brown
Sustaining exceptional leadership practice
Rosaria Kunda MarronGerry McNamara
Martin Brown
Joe O'Hara
Gerry McNamara
An Analysis of Early Childhood Development Facilities as Centres of Care and Support for Vulnerable Children using the Asset Based Community Development Model: A Case Study of Uganda
Amenah AlqattanBrendan Walsh
Majella McSharry
 The effectiveness of imagination in art periods from the perspective of teachers and students: a case study on elementary students in Kuwait.
John O HaraJoe O'HaraIs a Western Education Model of Teacher Education
Paula LehaneMichael O'Leary
Mark Brown
Multimedia Items in Technology Based Assessments
Ronan GubbinsJoe O'Hara
Shivaun O'Brien
Leadership and School Culture in DEIS Primary
Vasiliki PitsiaMichael O'Leary
Zita Lysaght
Gerry Shiel
Eithne Kennedy
 Investigation of high achievement in Ireland
Sylvia DennerMichael O'Leary
Gerry Shiel
Zita Lysaght
Assessments of Fifteen Year Olds in Ireland
Pamela SkerrittJustin Rami
John Lalor
Peter Tiernan
Evaluation CPD Education Emergency Practitioners
Fionnan HowardMaurice O'Reilly
Siún Nic Mhuiri
Joe O'Hara
Mathematical Identity
Colette KirwanEnda Donlon
Eamon Costello
Mark Brown
Margaret Leahy
The Machine in the Ghost: Teaching Computational Thinking to Irish Students
Zahwaha AlanaziThomas McCloughlin
Odilla Finlayson
History book evaluation for the secondary
Katerina EconomidesCharlotte Holland
Teresa Hagan
Trudy Corrigan
Transmedia Story-weaving: Exploring the design of transmedia storytelling interventions, such as Alternate Reality Games, within Education
Anne CrowleyMargaret Farren
Markus Helfert
An Action Research Study of the Employability Competences of Business Students Undertaking a Strategic Management Module Using Experiential Learning
Simon CreaneMargaret Farren
Yvonne Crotty
Cathal Gurrin
The use of Virtual Reality to support, augment and enable Inquiry Based Learning in STEM Education
Colm O CoileainYvonne Crotty
Sabrina Fitzsimons
Margaret Farren
Using Technology to Support the Adoption of Inquiry Based Learning in Gaelscoil Science Lessons
Catherine KellyTherese Dooley
Rowan Oberman
Fionnuala Waldron
Greg Smith
How can children`s voices be given influence?
David O HanlonCharlotte Holland
Deirdre Butler
Eamon Costello
Exploring student perceptions of virtual teaching
Gerard GallagherEnda Donlon
Mark Brown
Grainne Conole
Experiences of HE Educational Technology Leaders
Joan WhelanOrla Kelly
Maeve O'Brien
James Lovatt
An Investigation of Forest School pedagogy.
Mary BoyleCliona Murphy
Therese Dooley
Enda Donlon
The Impact of CPD in NoS on Teachers and Pupils
Barbara CahillCharlotte Holland
Francesca Lorenzi
Transitioning towards a blended online model of t
Enrica AmploDeirdre ButlerEducational framework to raise awareness in Ai and Data science among young people and teachers. Smart partnership to link STEM research studies to education environments. 
John MurphyBronagh McGrane
Mary Rose Sweeney
Physical Activity and Wellbeing Study
Christina O KeeffeSinead McNally
Tish Balfe
The importance of play in enhancing the early learning and development of pupils on the Autism Spectrum 
Finbar HorganPaula Flynn
Neil Kenny
Exploring the inclusion of students on the autism spectrum in Irish mainstream education: A learner voice approach 
Margaret FloodAnna Logan
Michael O’Keefe
Anne Marie Farrell 
The exploration of the impact of collaborative whole-school model of continuing professional development (CPD) on the enactment of Level 2 Learning Programmes (L2LPs) in a mainstream post-primary school 
Diana Paola Gomez MunozMathias UrbanEarly childhood development, education and care in rural contexts in Colombia 
Anne HoranAndrew O'Shea
Maeve O'Brien
Paul Conway
Almar Ennis 
Céad Míle Fáilte? Parental Involvement: The Varied Experiences of Immigrant Parents in Irish Primary Schools