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Ms. Sharon Moynihan

Biography

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

Award

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

Association

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

Publications

Book Chapters

2015

Health Education in the Context of Performance Driven Education: Challenges and Opportunities
Moynihan, S., Hennessy, J. and Mannix McNamara, P.
(2015) Health Education in the Context of Performance Driven Education: Challenges and Opportunities
In Schools for Health and Sustainability - Theory, Research and Practice; The Netherlands : Springer pp. 211-230

Peer Reviewed Journals

2016

An examination of Health Promoting Schools in Ireland
Moynihan, S., Jourdan, D. and Mannix McNamara, P.
(2016) An examination of Health Promoting Schools in Ireland
In Health Education; pp. 16-33

2015

Core competencies of health education teachers: Results of a Delphi Study
Moynihan, S., Paakkari, L., Valimaa, R., Jourdan, D. and Mannix McNamara, P.
(2015) Core competencies of health education teachers: Results of a Delphi Study
In Plos One; pp. 1-17

2012

Pre-service teachers' experience of and attitudes to teaching SPHE in Ireland
Mannix McNamara, P., Moynihan, S., Jourdan, D. and Lynch, R.
(2012) Pre-service teachers' experience of and attitudes to teaching SPHE in Ireland
In Health Education; pp. 199-216

Published Reports

2014

Evaluation of the Impact of the Post-Primary Substance Use Education Support Project Let's Learn About Drugs Together
Mannix McNamara, P., Young, K., Kenny, N. and Moynihan, S.
(2014) Evaluation of the Impact of the Post-Primary Substance Use Education Support Project Let's Learn About Drugs Together
Limerick : University of Limerick

2013

A Manual in Quality Standards in Substance Use Education: Evaluation Report,
Mannix McNamara, P. and Moynihan, S.
(2013) A Manual in Quality Standards in Substance Use Education: Evaluation Report,
Limerick : University of Limerick

2011

Schools for Health in Europe 2010 Operating Grant: External Evaluation Report
Mannix McNamara, P. and Moynihan, S.
(2011) Schools for Health in Europe 2010 Operating Grant: External Evaluation Report
Limerick : University of Limerick