Michaela is a graduate of the Bachelor of Technology (Education) in Materials and Architectural Technology programme from the University of Limerick.
Upon graduation she worked as a second level teacher of Design and Technology (Graphics, Resistant Materials and Product Design) in the UK before returning to Ireland where she began working with the School Placement Team within the School of Education at the University of Limerick. Specifically within her role she is currently focusing on research surrounding School Placement.
Michaela is also currently completing postgraduate research under the supervision of Dr. Ann-Marie Young and Dr. Ciarán Ó Gallchóir which is investigating team teaching as a medium of situated mentoring for student teachers on School Placement.
Her research interests are among the following;
- Initial Teacher Education
- School Placement
- Mentorship within Teacher Education
- Team Teaching
- Continued Professional Development
- Technology Education