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School of Policy & Practice

Conroy Johnson

Primary Department
School of Policy & Practice
Academic Staff
Phone number:
01 700
St Patrick's Campus
Room Number
SPC M 113

Academic biography

Marie Conroy Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Education and former Director of School Placement for the Bachelor of Religious Education and English / History / Music programme at the School of Policy and Practice, DCU Institute of Education.   

Marie is a former post-primary teacher and principal and has developed and worked on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the areas of initial teacher education, school placement, school leadership and management, education and the law, and research skills. She was a member of the Placement and Related Partnership Faculty Committee and also the Advisory Board for Placements and Related Partnerships in DCU IoE and has been instrumental in new policy developments in teacher education at the university.    

Along with colleagues, Marie was a finalist for the following awards:
- DCU President's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2019) Team award with Dr Bernadette Ní Áingléis
- DCU President's Award for Engagement (2020) Team award with Dr Bernadette Ní Áingléis, Dr Martin Brown

Along with collegaues Dr  Audrey Doyle, Dr Enda Donlon, Dr Elaine McDonald and Dr PJ Sexton, Marie was the recipient of t
he DCU President's Award for Teaching (2021) Team award for innovative work in online professional placement and assessment.

Research interests

Initial Teacher Education, Professional Placement, Curriculum Studies, Assessment, Leadership in Education, Education and the Law, and Faith-Based Identity in Religious Schools.