School of Language, Literacy & Early Childhood Education

Niamh
Watkins

Primary Department
School of Language, Literacy & Early Childhood Education
Role
Academic Staff
Phone number:
01 700
9050
Campus
St Patrick's Campus
Room Number
F210

Academic biography

Niamh is an assistant professor in the school of Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education (LLECE) where she lectures in the area of Literacy.  Niamh has more than ten years experience teaching at primary school level in both disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged contexts Her interests include literacy in the context of educational disadvantage, dialogic approaches to oral language, best practices in writing instruction and critical literacy pedagogy. Niamh is currently completing doctoral studies in the University of Sheffield.

Research interests

Critical literacy pedagogy; Dialogic classrooms; Writing Pedagogy; Cross-curricular integration;