Postdoctoral Researcher in Mathematics Education
Ciara’s educational background comprises a BA (Joint Honours) Degree in Mathematical Studies and English from University College Cork (UCC) and a PhD in Mathematical Studies from UCC. Her PhD thesis was entitled: ‘An Investigation of Post-Primary Students’ Images of Mathematics’. Since 2013, Ciara has worked in a variety of roles at the University of Limerick and EPI*STEM including teaching various mathematics modules, tutor at the Mathematics Learning Centre, school placement tutor, teaching co-ordinator for the Professional Diploma in Mathematics for Teaching (PDMT) and mathematics projects officer at EPI*STEM.
Ciara is currently employed at EPI*STEM as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Mathematics Education leading a HEA funded project to design and develop professional development resources for mathematics teachers.
Ciara’s research interests include affective issues in mathematics education, mathematics teacher education, teachers’ action research and teacher professional development.