Mary Immaculate College
South Circular Road
Phone : 353 61 204557
B.Ed. (St. Patrick’s College), M.Ed. (NUIG), Grad. Dip. (School Planning) (NUIG), Grad. Dip. (SEN) (St. Angela’s College), M.A. (SEN) (St. Angela’s College), Ed.D. (University of Lincoln)
Fionnuala worked as a primary teacher, a facilitator for the School Development Planning Service (Primary) and as an inspector with the Department of Education and Skills prior to joining the special education team in Mary Immaculate College in September 2015. She was appointed to the Education Methodology Team in 2017. She holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of Lincoln, a Master’s Degree in Education from NUI (Galway), a Master’s Degree in Special Education from St. Angela’s College, Sligo, a Graduate Diploma in Special Education from St. Angela’s College, Sligo and a Graduate Diploma in School Planning from NUI (Galway).
Her research interests include Inclusive and Special Educational Methodologies, Williams Syndrome, Anxiety, Home-School Communication, Educational Placements for Learners with Special Educational Needs (SEN), Individual Education Planning, Learner Voice and Self-Perception of Learners with SEN. Her other areas of interests include General Learning Difficulties, Complex Learning Profiles, and Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties.