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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
Cliona Murphy_001
Phone number:
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St Patrick's Campus
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Academic biography

Cliona has been lecturing in the area of science education at tertiary level for  over 20 years.  She has developed and implemented a range of pre-service, post-graduate and continuing professional learning programmes in science education. She has conducted and published research and developed educational resources in the areas of Nature of Science, Science Education, STEM EducationInquiry- Based Science Education, Education for Sustainability and Climate Change Education. Cliona has collaborated in a number of National and International projects in Science Education, STEM Education, Education for Sustainable Development and Climate Change Education. Most recently Cliona was principal investigator on the Climate Our Oceans and Primary STEM Education:  Climate and Ocean Literacy Network Ireland and Mauritius  research project funded by the Irish Research.  She is currently Irish principal investigator on the Erasmus Plus E^4 Project,.

Cliona's current roles include: 

Cliona  welcomes queries from 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; Climate Change Education: Education for Sustainability

Research interests

Dr. Murphy's research interests include:
Science Education STEM EducationNature of Science Climate Change EducationEducation for SustainabilityInquiry Based Science Education (IBSE)