Post Doctoral Researcher in Science Education
Stephen completed his undergraduate degree in Science Education at Dublin City University. After this he took up a full-time teaching position in Co. Offaly before pursuing his PhD in DCU under Dr. Eilish McLoughlin. His PhD examined second level teachers’ attitudes and beliefs towards technology integration. Stephen was also a Research Fellow in Trinity College Dublin working in the Innovative centre “Learnovate” where he worked with high performance start-ups, SMEs and other industry partners researching novel ways to leverage research into commercially viable businesses. Stephen has lectured on the Science Education programme in UL and is currently the Projects Officers for a Junior Cycle Physics Upskilling programme in EPISTEM.
Stephen’s research interest includes: Technology in Education; Gamification; Professional Development; Innovation; Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Teachers’ Attitudes and Beliefs Towards Technology