Dr Sinead McNally
Dr Sinead McNally Associate Professor of Psychology and Early Childhood Education. Credit: Kyran O'Brien

Dr Sinead McNally appointed Editor in Chief of Sage journal

Dr McNally is the incoming editor of 'Active Learning in Higher Education', an international journal teach and support learning in higher education (HE) and those who undertake or use research into effective learning, teaching and assessment in universities and colleges.

Published by Sage Journals, 'Active Learning in Higher Education' is an international publication covering effective learning, teaching and assessment in universities and colleges, for an audience that teaches and supports learning in higher education. It is in the top quartile (25%) for journal impact factor.

The editorial board includes researchers and academics from institutions in the UK, the USA, Australia and Europe, including the University of Cambridge and the University of Sydney.

Dr Sinead McNally said:

"I am truly honoured to have been appointed as Editor-in-Chief of Active Learning in Higher Education at Sage. The journal is recognised internationally as a leader in research on teaching and learning in Higher Education across all disciplines. I look forward to taking the opportunity to shape the impact of this journal on the international Higher Education landscape through facilitating research excellence in teaching and learning."


Dr McNally is Associate Professor of Psychology and Early Childhood Education at the Institute of Education. Her previous research includes a landmark longitudinal study of the effects of reading with young children.

She is currently leading the first national study in Ireland of Autistic children's experiences at school.

Last month, she delivered a keynote address at the National College of Ireland's annual research day on the developmental importance of play for children.