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Staff & Contact Details

Dr Rory Mc Daid

MTP Coordinator

Rory is a Lecturer in Education (Sociology of Education and Research Methods) in MIE.  He was previously employed as a Research Associate in the Special Education Department, St. Patrick’s College, DCU and as a Research Fellow in the Children’s Research Center, TCD. Rory was awarded his Ed.D in 2009 for his work on the recognition of the first languages of minority language children in Irish primary schools. He coordinates the Migrant Teacher Project and has published several pieces on this broad topic.

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Dr Emer Nowlan

MTP Research Project Officer

Emer brings broad experience to the Migrant Teacher Project. A qualified second-level teacher, she has worked in various educational and management roles in different countries. Her research interests include ethnicity, gender, power, Ethical Education and English as an Additional Language, and her PhD research explored the experiences of young people from Chinese, Vietnamese and Filipino backgrounds in post-primary schools in Ireland. Emer has a lifelong interest in equality-based education, and she led the project to establish the first second-level Educate Together schools.

To contact the team:

Phone: 01 853 5168
Email:  mtp@mie.ie

Steering Group Members

The Steering Group oversees the Project, providing valuable perspectives and guidance. Included in the group are researchers and teacher educators, as well as a teacher union representative and two Immigrant Internationally Educated Teachers (one primary and one post-primary). Information about some of the Steering Group members is below.

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Carmen Aguilella

Originally from Spain, Carmen works as a primary school teacher in West Dublin. She qualified as a teacher in the UK, and now holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Intercultural Education and a Masters in Education from Trinity College Dublin. Carmen's research interests include language education and English as an additional language.

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Dr Alison Gilliland

A former primary teacher, Alison is an INTO Senior Official with responsibility for union representative training and member professional development. Alison is also the INTO Equality Officer. She has a track record advocating for a more inclusive and just society underpinned by a socio-economic system that empowers community and engenders both respect and responsibility for human rights and human dignity.

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Dr Gene Mehigan

Gene is Principal Lecturer and Director of Post Graduate Studies at Marino Institute of Education. His research interests include literacy education, education provision in disadvantaged settings and teacher education. A member of the Governing Body of MIE, Gene is also a Director of YoungBallymun and President of the Literacy Association of Ireland

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Dr Barbara O'Toole

Barbara is a senior lecturer in education at Marino Institute of Education in Dublin, where she lectures in intercultural education and development education. She has been a director of the Master in Education Studies (Intercultural Education) at MIE since 2012, and she lectures on MES modules on English as an additional language and on religious diversity. Current research interests include language education, teacher education, and postcolonial perspectives on global education.

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Trevor Purtill

Trevor is Research & Development Programme Manager with MIE. His background and experience have been in the fields of education, e-learning, and project management.

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Dr Thomas Walsh

Tom is a lecturer in the Department of Education, Maynooth University. He has previously worked as a primary school teacher, as a researcher in early childhood education and as an inspector with the Department of Education and Skills. His research interests include history of education, curriculum policy and early childhood education.