Dr Mary Masterson completed her PhD at the University of Kassel Germany. Her doctoral dissertation "Perception of Self and Other and the Role of Language: An Exploratory Qualitative Study" was awarded the prestigious award of Magna Cum Laude (1st Grade). Her dissertation is published by the internationally recognised publishers, Peter Lang.
Masterson, M. (2017). Perception of the Self and Other and the Role of Language: An Exploratory Qualitative Study. Frankfurt am Main. Peter Lang. https://www.peterlang.com/view/product/82305 Her research interests are in the area of Diversity & Inclusion (race, ethnicity, cultural, linguistic & religious diversity). Together with colleagues at the University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College, Limerick and a number of partners drawn from the school and university sectors in Ireland, Europe and South Africa, she is currently engaged in research in the area of teacher well-being. This research has been awarded research funding from a number of funding bodies (Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership EU award, SCoTENS Seed Funding).
She has taught at post-primary and university levels. She qualified as a teacher of German, History & Information & Communication Technology. She has experience of Pastor Care in the post-primary context. She has taught English as a Second Language in Ireland and internationally. For many years, she has been an examiner with the Exams Commission in Ireland. She has been active in her Subject Associations and has led European Awareness Raising Initiatives.
- 2012 - Research Scholar at Kassel University
- 2007 - eTwinning award for teachers with excellent eTwinning projects
- 2000 - Scolarship for German Language Teachers
- 2000 - European Awareness Raising at The Louvain Institute for Ireland, Belgium
- 1998 - Research Scholarship, University of Kassel, Germany
- 1992 - Scholarship for undergraduate studies, Bochum, Germany