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Assoc. Prof. Patricia Mannix-Mc Namara

B.rel.Sc., Grad.Dip., MA


Patricia is currently Head of the School of Education in the University of Limerick. She began her career as a post primary school teacher before completing her PhD in the examination of supervisory relationships from a critical theory perspective. Patricia teaches courses on leadership, teacher professionalism, research methods in Ireland and abroad at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Research Interests

Leadership, organizational culture, toxic leadership, workplace bullying, relationships and sexuality education (RSE), social personal and health education (SPHE), LifeSkills

Professional Activities


  • 2013 - Regional Excellence in Teaching Special Commendation
  • 2012 - Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2005 - Excellence in Teaching Award


  • 2010 University of Limerick - Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2001 University of Limerick - Master of Arts
  • 1999 University of Limerick - Graduate Diploma
  • 1992 Mater Dei Institute of Education - B.A.


  • 1999 member, International Union of Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE)
  • 1999 *, Health Practice Forum (HPF) (founder member)
  • member, Educational Studies of Ireland Association


  • Univeristy of Limerick - Lecturer Social Personal and Health Education

Research Collaborators

  • - Outgoing Visitor - KU Leuven -Belgium
  • - Outgoing Visitor - KU Leuven -Belgium
  • - Outgoing Visitor - KU Leuven -Belgium
  • - Outgoing Visitor - KU Leuven -Belgium
  • - Outgoing Visitor - KU Leuven -Belgium