School of Language, Literacy & Early Childhood Education


Primary Department
School of Language, Literacy & Early Childhood Education
Academic Staff
Phone number:
01 700
01 700 9056
St Patrick's Campus
Room Number

Academic biography

Dr. Tara Concannon-Gibney lectures in the area of literacy. A former primary school teacher, she has worked with pre-service and in-service teachers in Ireland and in New York for over a decade. Prior to joining D.C.U. in 2017, she was programme coordinator of the B.Sc. in Early Childhood at Marino Institute of Education (Dublin) where she lectured in literacy and Early Childhood. Her current research interests include emergent literacy, language and literacy development through play, the literacy development of English language learners and teacher professional development. She is also a past-president and current president of the Literacy Association of Ireland. She welcomes applications for PhD/Masters by research/EdD in literacy.