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School of STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies


Primary Department
School of STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies
Academic Staff
Phone number:
01 700
St Patrick's Campus
Room Number
C404 A

Academic biography

Associate Professor in the School of STEM Education, Innovation and Global Studies and Co-Director of the International Centre for Innovation and Workplace Learning (ICIWL) 

Founding member of the International Journal for Transformative Research - an open access, peer reviewed journal. 

Currently the PI for the Erasmus+ Teacher Academy SYNAPSES collaboration (2023-2026), which aims to establish teacher education networks and communities of practice on Teaching for Sustainability Citizenship.  From 2018-2021 I was the coordinator for the Erasmus+ Frontiers project.

I have supervised and continue to supervise Masters degree students and have always appreciated the inspiration they give to my research.  Since 2008, I have supported PhD students  who have used research approaches that contribute to personal knowledge and also contributes to the field of practice. I have acted as external examiner for PhD research for Universities in Ireland, UK, Australia and South Africa.

Taught in the post-primary and post-secondary education sectors before moving into higher education. I completed my PhD 'How am I creating a pedagogy of the unique through a web of betweenness' at the University of Bath in 2005. Reflections on PhD journey

Led a number of programme initiatives since the beginning of my work in DCU. In 2002 I established the MSc in Education and Training Management (eLearning) programme which attracts participants from a range of work contexts. In 2005 I developed digital media and learning modules for DCU's newly established Post Primary Initial Teacher Education programme.  In collaboration with the Global eSchools and Communities Initiative (GeSCI) - a Kenyan based NGO - a unique initiative in the form of a Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership Development in ICT and the Knowledge Society for African leaders was accredited by DCU in 2012. I currently chair the MSc. in Education and Training Management (Leadership), a programme which is designed for practising and aspiring leaders and managers in a range of workplace settings.

Research interests

Research methodologies that enable impact and transformation in personal and professional practice.  Educational values in action.  Pedagogical approaches that promote reflection, dialogue, inquiry.  Technology that facilitates collaboration and cooperation.