Dr Niamh Flynn

BA., PhD., MA.EP

 
researcher
 

Biography

Dr Niamh Flynn is an Educational Psychologist and lecturer in Educational Psychology at the School of Education. Her research and practitioner interests centre on inclusive education, special educational needs (SEN) provision, socio-emotional learning, student and teacher mental health and well-being, student self-efficacy and self-regulated learning, and implementation science. She contributes to undergraduate and postgraduate initial teacher education and continuous professional development courses in the areas of psychology of teaching and learning and SEN, and is also Director of the M.Ed. (Special and Inclusive Education) Programme. Prior to joining the team at NUI Galway School of Education, Niamh lectured in the School of Education at UCD, and worked as a psychologist with both the HSE (Early Intervention) and the National Educational Psychological Service. 

Research Interests

Research interests include:
-Student and teacher mental health and wellbeing.
-Socio-emotional learning interventions in schools. 
-Implementation science.
-Student self-regulated learning and self-efficacy.


    Peer Reviewed Journals

      Year Publication
    (2021) 'Articulating minority language value in diverse communities: The case of compulsory Irish language education'
    Murray, C., Lynch, A., Flynn, N. & Davitt, E. (2021) 'Articulating minority language value in diverse communities: The case of compulsory Irish language education'. Journal of Language, Identity and Education, [DOI] [Details]
    (2021) 'Exploring the impact of Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management training on teacher psychological outcomes'
    Kennedy, Y, Flynn, N., O’Brien, E & Greene, G. (2021) 'Exploring the impact of Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management training on teacher psychological outcomes'. [DOI] [Details]
    (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] [Details]
    (2009) 'Relative effects of demand and control on task-related cardiovascular reactivity, task perceptions, performance accuracy, and mood'
    Flynn, N. & James, J. (2009) 'Relative effects of demand and control on task-related cardiovascular reactivity, task perceptions, performance accuracy, and mood'. International Journal Of Psychophysiology, 72 (2):217-227 [DOI] [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. [Details]

    Other Journals

      Year Publication
    (2013) 'Making a case for behaviour based learning strategies in supporting students’ academic performance'
    Gallagher, M. & Flynn, N. (2013) 'Making a case for behaviour based learning strategies in supporting students’ academic performance' Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, 6 . [Details]

    Conference Contributions

      Year Publication
    (2020) Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference,
    Kennedy, Y., Flynn, N., O’Brien, E., & Greene, G. (2020) Oral presentation at online conference. [Oral Presentation], Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland , 04-SEP-20 - 05-SEP-20. [Details]
    (2020) Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference,
    Flynn, N., Murray, C., Lynch, A., & Davitt, E. (2020) Online paper presentation delivered by second author. [Oral Presentation], Educational Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland , 04-SEP-20 - 05-SEP-20. [Details]
    (2020) British Educational Research Association Annual Conference,
    Kennedy, Y., Flynn, N., O’Brien, E., & Greene, G. (2020) Paper accepted for oral presentation but the conference was ultimately cancelled due to COVID-19. [Oral Presentation], British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England , 08-SEP-20 - 10-SEP-20. [Details]

    Modules Taught

      Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
    Semesters 1 and 2, 2019-2020 Research Methodologies in Education ED6173 Introduction to research methodologies in Education for students on the MEd Special and Inclusive Education and MEd School Leadership courses.
    Semesters 1 and 2, 2019-2020 Educational Sciences 1 ED6100 Psychology of teaching and learning component and SEN element of the EDSJ component of the Ed. Sciences 1 module for students on Year 1 Professional Masters of Education.
    Semesters 1 and 2, 2019-2020 Educational Sciences 2 ED6200 Psychology of teaching and learning component of the Educational Sciences 2 module with Year 2 PME students.
    Semester 1 2019 Psychology, Sociology and Catering for Diversity ED305 Psychology and catering for diversity components of the module for BME Year 3 students.
    Semester 2 2020 Introduction to Educational Sciences ED117
    Semesters 1 and 2, 2019-2020 Professional Studies ED6101 Inclusive teaching element of the Professional Studies 1 module with Year 1 PME students.

    Internal Collaborators

      Name Description of Collaboration
    Clíona Murray & Emer Davitt
    Collaboration on Research Project: Public Consultation on Exemption from the Study of Irish 2019

    External Collaborators

      Name Organisation / Institute Country Description of Collaboration
    Eadaoin O'Brien, Yvonne Kennedy, Gabrielle Greene National Educational Psychological Service IRELAND
    Joint research project investigating the effectiveness and acceptability of the Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management Programme in Irish primary schools.