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I am a chartered psychologist (BPS) specialising in applying Positive Psychology in Education and Leadership. My mission is to help people live a better life.

I am an Assistant Professor and researcher in the Department of Education at Maynooth University in Ireland. I lecture in topics such as wellbeing, positive education, positive leadership and research. I work mainly with students completing their Masters, Ph.D. or Doctorate degrees. I love writing and have had the pleasure of contributing to some academic journals, professional magazines, and other media. I am currently enjoying the role of an editor-in-chief for the Journal of Positive School Psychology, and have served as a peer-reviewer of a few other academic journals. I am passionate about research and love collaborating with colleagues worldwide on various projects associated with wellbeing and leadership in schools. For my work on wellbeing, I was acknowledged by the Irish Times as one of 30 people who make Ireland a better place. I was chuffed to read this! Thank you!

I live in Dublin suburbs with my husband, two children, a rescue dog and an old cat. For years I have belonged to a local book club, as I love reading literature. I also enjoy hiking in the Irish mountains, going for long walks, especially to the nearby Phoenix Park, and spending time with friends.


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