Our Network from members to organisations

Members working in Early Childhood

Lecturer in Psychology

Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick

susan brocklesby

Independent consultant

Francis Chance

Programme Manager, The Nurture Programme - Infant Health and Wellbeing

Katharine Howard Foundation

Anna Rose Codd

Assistant Lecturer in Early Years’ Care and Education

Athlone IT

Aoife Coughlan

Research Manager

Temple Street Children's University Hospital

Tara Delamere (nee Murphy)

Formally Programme Manager Research with the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (2012-2017). Currently on a short career break.

Joanne Doherty

Lecturer Early Childhood Education and Care

Galway - Mayo Institute of Technology

Christina Duff

MSc Researcher (Kids Active study)

Dublin City University

Aoife Gallagher

PhD Scholar ( SPHeRE programme)

University of Limerick

Córa Gillic

Montessori Teacher & M Ed Student

Nóirín Hayes

Visiting Professor [TCD] and Professor Emeritus [DIT]

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

Sarah Hourigan

Research Analyst, Health Research Board

Mary Hughes

Associate Professor in Children's Nursing

Trinity College Dublin

Dr Noel Keating

Student who has just completed his PhD study on Children's Spirituality and the Practice of Meditation

Waterford Institute of Technology

Colette Kelly


NUI Galway

Yvonne Leckey


Maynooth University

Sheila Long

Lecturer in Early Childood Education and Care

Institute of Technology, Carlow

Helen Lynch

Senior lecturer and play researcher

University College Cork

Claire Maguire

Operations Executive

Cocoon Childcare

Sinéad Mc Glacken

Early Years and Primary Teacher; Development Officer GCCCC; Síolta Mentor; Tutor BA Early Childhood Studies and Practice NUI Galway; PhD student UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway

Eucharia McCarthy

Senior Lecturer and Director of the Curriculum Development Unit, Mary Immaculate College. Lecturer in Special and Inclusive Education.

Mary Immaculate College

Alicja McCloskey

Teaching Fellow/BAECCE Placement Coordinator/PhD student

Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

Caroline McDonnell

EY Teacher/EY Lecturer/EY Mentor

Kentstown Montessori School/Dundalk Institute of Technology/National Childhood Network

Eimear McDowell

Final year PhD Student

Ulster University

Sinead McGilloway


Maynooth University

Deirdre McGrath


Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

Lynne McKerr

Research Assistant

Queen's University Belfast

Maire Mhic Mhathúna

Asst. Head of School of Languages, Law and Social Sciences (retired 2017)

Dublin Institute of Technology

Joseph Mooney

Research and Evaluation Project Worker / PhD Candidate

Barnardos Ireland / UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre

Helen Mulcahy


University College Cork

Colette Murray

Early Childhood Lecturer and Coordinator of the Equality and Diversity Early Childhood National Network EDeNn

Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown

Laura Neeson

Research Assistant

Queen's University Belfast

Claire O'Connell

PhD student

University College Cork

Siobhan O'Connor

PhD student

Maynooth University

Michelle O'Donoghue

Lecturer in Speech and Language Therapy

University of Limerick

Chirstine O'Farrelly

Research Associate

Imperial College London

Jacqui O'Riordan


University College Cork

Emeka Okakpu


Martina Osborne

Independent researcher and Youthreach Co-ordinator

Kilkenny Carlow ETB

Jennifer Pope

Lecturer in Early Childhood Care & Education

Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

Mary Roche Bourke



Tríona Stokes

Lecturer in Drama Education

Maynooth University

Orla Tuohy

National Parenting Lead

Lifestart Foundation

Julie Winget Power

Service manager

Suantrai Crèche