Our Network from members to organisations

Members working in Education

susan brocklesby

Independent consultant

David Byrne

Postgraduate Researcher

Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

Anna Rose Codd

Assistant Lecturer in Early Years’ Care and Education

Athlone IT

Joanne Doherty

Lecturer Early Childhood Education and Care

Galway - Mayo Institute of Technology

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

Julie Healy

Head of Programmes

Barnardos UK

Sarah Hourigan

Research Analyst, Health Research Board

Sarah Hughes

PhD candidate, Research Assistant, Tutor

Trinity College Dublin

Lauren Kavanagh

Research Associate

Educational Research Centre

Dr Noel Keating

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

Waterford Institute of Technology

Donna Kernaghan

Research and Policy Officer

Barnardo's Northern Ireland

Toni Lambe

Literacy Tutor/Researcher


Sheila Long

Lecturer in Early Childood Education and Care

Institute of Technology, Carlow

Christine Magee

Support worker; Research assistant

Inclusion Ireland

Claire Maguire

Operations Executive

Cocoon Childcare

Jennifer Martyn

Assistant Lecturer (French)

Dublin Institute of Technology

Elizabeth Mathews

Lecturer in Inclusive and Special Education

Dublin City University

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

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

mark mcfeeters

Youth Work Manager

Youth Initiatives NI

Deirdre McGillicuddy

Lecturer in Education

Marino Institute of Education

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

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

Michelle O'Donoghue

Lecturer in Speech and Language Therapy

University of Limerick

Chirstine O'Farrelly

Research Associate

Imperial College London

Siobhan O'Higgins

Research Fellow

NUI, Galway

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

Caroline Roe

Research & Information Officer


Jennifer Rogers

Research and Evaluation Officer

Jigsaw - National Centre for Youth Mental Health

Karen Smith

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

University College Dublin

Suja Somanadhan

Assistant Professor in Children's Nursing

University College Dublin

Tríona Stokes

Lecturer in Drama Education

Maynooth University

Simon Stones

Patient Leader and Doctoral Researcher in Child and Family Health

University of Leeds

Marcin Szczerbinski


University College Cork

eileen tiernan

Clinical Coordinator Graduate Diploma Critical Care Nursing (Children)

Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin (OLCHC)

Orla Tuohy

National Parenting Lead

Lifestart Foundation

Julie Winget Power

Service manager

Suantrai Crèche