National Programme Coordinator - PDMT
I completed a BA in Mathematics and Classical Studies in NUI Galway before continuing to DCU where I completed the MSc in Financial and Industrial Mathematics. I fell in love with teaching while tutoring undergraduate mathematics students during my time in DCU and made the decision to complete my HDipEd in TCD. I commenced teaching mathematics at second level in 2005 and love my time in the classroom but have continued to develop my knowledge around how students learn mathematics and completed a PhD in Mathematics Education in NUIM in 2012.
I lectured at the University of Adelaide from 2011 to 2013 and continued to supervise Masters and PhD students in Adelaide until 2017. On returning to Ireland in 2013, I returned to teaching mathematics in St Flannan’s College, Ennis while lecturing on the pedagogy modules in the PDMT offered by Epi-stem. I was also a member of the Project Maths- Reflections on Practice team in 2015 and 2016. I joined the Epi-Stem team in January 2020 as PDMT National Co-ordinator.
My research interests include how students learn mathematics for a deep level of understanding and the support of teachers in teaching mathematics at second level.