Dr Clíona Murray

BA, PGDIP, MA.,PhD

Contact Details

Lecturer Below The Bar
E: cliona.murray@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher
 

Biography

Dr. Clíona Murray is a lecturer at the School of Education, NUI Galway. She teaches sociology of education and research methods and is coordinator of practitioner research on the Máistir Gairmiúil san Oideachas. Her research interests include education policy studies, social inclusion, feminist theory and narrative research. A graduate of NUI Galway, UCL Institute of Education and Maynooth University, her doctoral research examined the interplay of education policy and teacher identity. Clíona worked as a post-primary teacher of French and German prior to taking up her current position.

Research Interests

Research interests include:
Education policy studies
Teacher professionalism
Social inclusion
Narrative inquiry
Feminist theory

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2020) 'Reconceptualising relatedness in education in 'distanced' times'
Murray, C.; Heinz, M.; Munday, I; Keane, E.; Flynn, N.; Connolly, C.; Hall, T.; MacRuairc, G. (2020) 'Reconceptualising relatedness in education in 'distanced' times'. European Journal Of Teacher Education, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2020) 'From isolation to individualism: collegiality in the teacher identity narratives of experienced second-level teachers in the Irish context'
Murray, C. (2020) 'From isolation to individualism: collegiality in the teacher identity narratives of experienced second-level teachers in the Irish context'. Irish Educational Studies, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2020) 'Gender and Knowledge Production in the Teaching Professions'
Byrne, D., and Murray, C. (2020) 'Gender and Knowledge Production in the Teaching Professions' In: Producing knowledge, reproducing gender: Power, production and practice in contemporary Ireland. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2020) Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference
Murray, C. (2020) Openness to alternative narratives: methodological considerations in research on reform resistance Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference Dublin City University (online conference), [Details]
(2020) Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference
Flynn, N.; Murray, C.; Lynch, A. & Davitt, E. (2020) Opening up the curriculum: Irish language and inclusivity Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference Dublin City University (online conference), [Details]
(2020) European Conference on Educational Research: Educational Research (Re)connecting Communities
Murray, C. (2020) Making sense of change resistance: the role of educational research European Conference on Educational Research: Educational Research (Re)connecting Communities Glasgow (conference cancelled), , 03-SEP-20 - 05-SEP-20 [Details]
(2020) European Conference on Educational Research: Educational Research (Re)connecting Communities
Murray C., Lynch, A., Davitt, E. & Flynn, N. (2020) Minority language education in a newly diverse Ireland: a (missed) opportunity to connect communities? European Conference on Educational Research: Educational Research (Re)connecting Communities Glasgow (conference cancelled), , 03-SEP-20 - 05-SEP-20 [Details]
(2018) Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference: Narrating Neo-Liberalism in an Irish Context
Murray, C. (2018) Powerful Narratives, Narratives of Power: Teacher professionalism and education policy in the context of Irish post-primary education Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference: Narrating Neo-Liberalism in an Irish Context Institute of Technology Sligo, , 19-APR-18 - 20-APR-18 [Details]
(2017) Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference
Murray, C. (2017) (Re)constructing the teacher: a study of teacher identity in post-primary education in Ireland Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference University College Cork, Cork, , 20-APR-17 - 22-APR-17 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2019) Report on Public Consultation on Exemptions from the Study of Irish in Schools.
Flynn, N.; Murray, C.; Lynch, A. & Davitt, E. (2019) Report on Public Consultation on Exemptions from the Study of Irish in Schools. Department of Education and Skills, Dublin. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2017) An Independent Review to Identify Supports and Barriers for Lone Parents in Accessing Higher Education and to Examine Measures to Increase Participation.
Byrne, D.; Murray, C. (2017) An Independent Review to Identify Supports and Barriers for Lone Parents in Accessing Higher Education and to Examine Measures to Increase Participation. Department of Education and Skills, Dublin. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2019) Examining European Cultural Identity through Interdisciplinary Methods,
Murray, C. & Lynch, A. (2019) Language education policy: insights into identity. [Oral Presentation], Examining European Cultural Identity through Interdisciplinary Methods, Queen's University, Belfast , 29-NOV-19 - 29-NOV-19. [Details]
(2016) European Conference on Educational Research: Emerging Researchers Conference,
Murray, C. (2016) Education policy and teacher identity: a feminist narrative study in the Irish post-primary context. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], European Conference on Educational Research: Emerging Researchers Conference, University College Dublin, Dublin , 22-AUG-16 - 23-AUG-16. [Details]
(2015) Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference,
Murray, C. (2015) A study of the relationships between teacher identity and education change in the context of post-primary education. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Maynooth University, Kildare , 10-APR-15 - 11-APR-15. [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
(2019) Veteran teacher voices: Relational accountability and ethical professionalism in second-level education in Ireland.
Murray, C. (2019) Veteran teacher voices: Relational accountability and ethical professionalism in second-level education in Ireland. Thesis [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2014 John and Pat Hume Doctoral Scholarship Maynooth University

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
School of Education Teaching and Learning Committee Member 01-FEB-19 /
School of Education Research Committee Member 01-FEB-19 /
Teaching Council Research Engagement Group Member 01-JAN-15 / 01-JUN-16

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2019 Maynooth University PhD Education
2012 UCL Institute of Education MA (Distinction) Social Justice and Education
2008 NUI Galway Postgraduate Diploma Education (Post-primary teaching)
2006 NUI Galway BA International (Hons) French and German

Languages

  Language
Irish
German
French

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Teaching (e.g. Service learning / comunity based learning) Tutor (volunteer) /

Other Activities

  Description

Teaching Council of Ireland: Member of the education advisor panel for the assessment of qualifications obtained overseas.

Teaching Interests

Sociology of education; sociolinguistics; MFL methodology; practitioner research; qualitative research methods.

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2019 Nua-Theangacha: Bliain 1 ED6147
2019 Nua-Theangacha: Bliain 2 ED6247
2019 Taighde Cleachtadh-Bhunaithe ED6231
2019 Eolaíochtaí Oideachais 2 ED6230
2019 Eolaíochtaí Oideachais 1 ED6130