School of STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies


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School of STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies
Academic Staff
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Academic Staff
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01 700
St Patrick's Campus
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Academic biography

Dr Cliona Murphy has been lecturing in the area of science education at tertiary level for 19 years.  She has developed and implemented a range of pre-service, post-graduate and continuing professional development programmes in science education. She has conducted and published research and developed educational resources in the areas of Nature of Science, Inquiry- Based Science Education, Education for Sustainability and Climate Change Education. Dr. Murphy has collaborated in a number of National and International projects in STEM Education, Education for Sustainable Development and Climate Change Education. She was the Irish co-ordinator and principal professional development facilitator for Ireland in the FP7 Fibonacci Project and was the Irish co-ordinator for the EU Comenius SUSTAIN project. Most recently she was one of the principal investigators on the Education for a Sustainable World Project, that was funded by the Global Consortium for Sustainability Outcomes (GCSO) and was chair of a  sub-group of ALLEA’s Science Education Working group that conducted research and published a report on Climate Change Education throughout Europe.

Dr Murphy’s Current Roles Include: ·        
Chair of ALLEA’s Science Education Working Group
Chair of the scientific and pedagogical committee of the international Office for Climate Education.
Associate Director of the Centre for the Advancement of STEM Teaching and Learning (CASTeL).
Chair of the Irish Association for Primary Science Education (IAPSE) 

Cliona welcomes queries form prospective Masters and PhD students who are interested in researching the following areas:  STEM Education; Science Education; Science and Technology Education; Nature of Science; Teacher Professional Development