PhD/Masters by Research | Current Research Students

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Ann-Marie Ireland

The Exploration of the Duality of Primary Teacher Vulnerability within the Context of Self-Understanding and Teacher Identity

Dr. Regina Murphy, Dr. Jones Irwin,  Dr. Orla Ni Bhroin

Aoife Merrins-Gallagher

Exploring the design, development and delivery of a bilingual oral narrative programme ˜Tell a Tale | Inis Sceal" in linguistically diverse infant primary classrooms

Dr. Gillian Lake,
Prof. Padraig O Duibhir,
Dr. Eithne Kennedy,
Dr. Sinead McNally

Cathy Woods

An Empirical Investigation of the Early University Entrance programme in CTYI

Dr. Catriona Ledwith,
Prof. Joe O'Hara

Christina O'Keeffe

Unlocking the potential of play to support the inclusion of young children on the Autism Spectrum within the early childhood classroom

Dr. Sinead McNally, Dr. Anna Logan

Conor Scully

Assessor cognition and score reliability in nursing Objective Structured Clinical Examinations

Prof. Michael O'Leary,
Dr. Mary Kelly,
Dr. Zita Lysaght

Cora Gillic

Educator noticing of young children's mathematics in play in early childhood (primary and pre-primary) educational contexts

Dr Siun Nic Mhuiri, Prof. Mathias Urban

Deirdre Walshe

Developing the language skills of children in early primary using the teacher-child dialogic space and how a Community of Practice might support this.

Dr Aisling Ni Dhiorbhain,
Dr. Eithne Kennedy

Diana Gomez

Re-conceptualising early childhood development, education and care in rural territories: case study in Colombia with peasant communities.

Prof. Mathias Urban

Emma Reilly

Early Literacy Experiences of early School Leaving Mothers- what can we learn?

Dr. Sinead Mc Nally

Enrica Amplo

Co-designing with teachers a programme for primary school children (9-12 years) to develop an effective Education and Public Engagement framework that can be used by research groups to raise awareness on emerging technologies (Artificial Intelligence).

Prof. Deirdre Butler,
Dr. Tara Cusack

Finbar Horgan

Voices of inclusion: The lived experiences of autistic young people enrolled in mainstream second level education in Ireland.

Dr Neil Kenny, Dr Paula Flynn

Fionnan Howard

Mathematical Identity of Science and Engineering students (MISE)

Dr Maurice O Reilly, Dr Siun Nic Mhuiri

Hibah Binabdulrahman

An exploration of preschool stakeholders' perceptions of critical thinking skills for preschool children in Saudi Arabia

Dr Gillian Lake, Dr Annie O Breachain, Prof. Mathias Urban

Joan Whelan

Forest School as an Emerging Pedagogical Approach in Irish Primary Schools - An Ethnographic Study

Dr Orla Kelly, Prof. Maeve O Brien

John Behan

An identity in transition? A longitudinal study examining students’ mathematical identity across the transition from primary to post-primary school.

Dr Lorraine Farrell, Dr Brien Nolan, Dr Therese Dooley

John Haren

Patterns of learning in the cybersecurity profession: A mixed methods study to understand continuous professional development among cybersecurity professionals in Ireland

Dr. Enda Donlon, Dr. Margaret Leahy

John O'Hara

A mixed methods study evaluating the perceptions of teacher educators in Myanmar of training that they have received which has been funded by international development agencies – a postcolonial reading.

Prof. Joe O'Hara

Katerina Economides

The future of gamified and game-based learning in higher education: Implications for current policies and practices

Dr Charlotte Holland

Maria Parysz

Crowdsourcing as a free of charge way of achieving data science literacy for adults

Dr Peter Tiernan, Dr Enda Donlon

Mary Boyle

An investigation into the potential of engagement in Lesson Study as a means of developing Pedagogical Content Knowledge for the teaching of science by Irish primary school teachers.

Dr. Cliona Murphy,
Dr. Therese Dooley

Niamh McGuirk

An exploration of Educate Together primary school teachers' understandings and practices of anti-racism education.

Dr Audrey Bryan, Dr Jones Irwin

Patti Roche Process Drama and the development of creative thinking and expression in children with dyslexia : A reflective Practitioner Case Study Dr. Ellen Reynor, Dr. Órla Ní Bhroin

Pamela Skerritt

 A Review of the continuous professional development of the volunteer emergency care practitioner

Dr Justin Rami, Dr John Lalor, Dr Peter Tiernan

Rachel Rafferty

Exploring children's Learner Identity while expereicing Outdoor Learning in the Irish Primary School context.

Dr. Maura Coulter, Dr. Audrey Bryan, Dr. Susan Pike

Richard Coady

An investigation of teachers' experiences in the National Children's Choir

Dr. Regina Murphy, Dr. Francis Ward

Ronan Gubbins

Realising the formative potential of school self-evaluation: A convergent mixed methods research approach to examining the quality of enactment of school self-evaluation policy in Irish primary schools

Prof. Joe O' Hara, Dr Shivaun O' Brien

Sylvia Denner

The Impact on the Performance of 15-year-olds in Ireland on the PISA Reading, Mathematics and Science Tests when Testing Occurs at Two Different Periods in the Same Year (spring vs autumn)

Prof. Michael O'Leary, Dr. Gerry Shiel

Tandeep Kaur

Investigating Productive Disposition for Mathematical Proficiency Across the Primary-Secondary Transition

Dr Paul Grimes, Dr Eilish McLoughlin

Timothy Quinlan

Storying the Self in Talk and Text: the Recovery of a Spiritual Dimension to Existential Psychotherapy

Dr. Andrew O'Shea, Dr Francesca Lorenzi

Weiyi Liu

Exploring the Literacy Practices and Home Learning Environment of Irish-Chinese Families of Young Children in Ireland

Dr Sinead McNally, Dr Gillian Lake, Prof Mathias Urban

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