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I hold a Bachelor in Music Education from Trinity College Dublin, a MA in Music Education from University of Limerick and a PhD in Music Education from the Institute of Education, University College London. I am Chair of the Society for Music Education in Ireland (www.smei.ie) and a member of the ISME National Affiliate Council. I am also delighted to be serving on the International Editorial Board of IJME (2017-2022). Prior to my appointment as lecturer in music education in 2006, I taught music and guitar at primary, secondary and higher levels of education.
I am a senior lecturer and director of teaching and learning at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick. I am a member of the International Editorial Board of IJME and on the editorial board of the Rowman & Littlefield book series 'Popular Music Matters: Social, Political and Cultural Interventions'. I hold a Bachelor in Music Education from Trinity College Dublin, a MA in Music Education from University of Limerick and a PhD in Music Education from the Institute of Education, University College London under the supervision of Prof Lucy Green. I am Chair of the Society for Music Education in Ireland (www.smei.ie) and a member of the ISME National Affiliate Council. Prior to my appointment as lecturer in music education in 2006, I taught music and guitar at primary, secondary and higher levels of education. I am an awardee of the Irish Research Council New Foundation's Scheme for a project entitled 'Musical Futures in Ireland: A Pilot Study' and my research has been published in Music Education Research, Irish Educational Studies among others. My research interests include: Higher music education; Social reproduction of musical value in higher education; Bourdieu and music in higher education; Popular music education; Unequal access to music education; What counts as knowledge in music education; Teaching and Learning; Ideology, musical value and musical knowledge; Primary teachers’ perceptions of musical ability; Multicultural music education; Informal learning in music education; Music education advocacy; Popular musicians' beliefs about music learning and teaching