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Ms. Sharon Moynihan


Sharon Moynihan is a qualified Physical Education and English post primary teacher. She has completed her Ph.D. on health and wellbeing in post primary schools and in particular, the role of the teacher for effective health promotion in schools. This research was funded by the Irish Research Council. She has also published a number of articles in the area and has presented her research at national and international education conferences. She is a School Placement Development Officer within the School of Education.

Professional Activities


  • 2011 - Postgraduate Scholarship
  • 2010 - Advanced Scholars Award
  • 2010 - Awarded the Liam Dugdale Cup


  • Associate Member, Educational Studies Association of Ireland
  • Associate Member, Social Personal and Health Education Network


Book Chapter


Health Education in the Context of Performance Driven Education: Challenges and Opportunities
Moynihan, S., Hennessy, J. and Mannix McNamara, P.
Schools for Health and Sustainability - Theory, Research and Practice

Peer Reviewed Journal


An examination of Health Promoting Schools in Ireland
Moynihan, S., Jourdan, D. and Mannix McNamara, P.
Health Education


Core competencies of health education teachers: Results of a Delphi Study
Moynihan, S., Paakkari, L., Valimaa, R., Jourdan, D. and Mannix McNamara, P.
Plos One


Pre-service teachers' experience of and attitudes to teaching SPHE in Ireland
Mannix McNamara, P., Moynihan, S., Jourdan, D. and Lynch, R.
Health Education

Published Report