SNA Course Co-ordinator, Lecturer in Special Education and Education

SNA Course Co-ordinator, Lecturer in Special Education and Education

Bachelor of Education (University of Wales)
Postgraduate Diploma in Special Education (St. Angela’s College)
MA (St. Angela’s College)

Máire is a researcher within the Centre for Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Diversity (CSENID).Sheis the Co-ordinator of the Certificate in Special Educational Needs for Special Needs Assistants and the Module Leader for Inclusion; Professional studies in SEN. Maire is a former primary and special education teacher and worked predominately in DEIS settings. From 2013-2019 she was seconded  to the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) as a Literacy Advisor and Team Leader for CPD and Design. She has considerable expertise in managing, designing and delivering programmes at pre-undergraduate, undergraduate and post-graduate levels in the area of special education and literacy.

Máire is a graduate of the University of Wales, Bangor with a Bachelor of Education (2005). She is also a graduate of St. Angela’s College Sligo with a PGSE (2011) and also a MA in SE (2013). 

Máires research interests include inclusive pedagogy, leadership for inclusion, teacher professional and collaborative learning, DEIS, literacy, working with SNAs, and teacher/student agency.

Love, M.
and Dunne, F. (2014), TEAMTSI; A Collaborative Approach to Literacy Learning, Laois: Penhouse Design.  

Love, M. (2013) An Investigation of Inclusive Practices in an Urban DEIS Primary School.

Committees and Associations:


  • Management Committee member of Sligo Education Centre
  • Member ILSA (Irish Learning Support Association)
  • LAI (Literacy Association Ireland)