Lecturer in Home Economics

Lecturer in Home Economics


B.Ed. Home Economics & Economics/Business Studies
M.Ed Education Home Economics


Emma O’Brien is a lecturer in the School of Home Economics. She is a past graduate of St. Angela’s College. She graduated with a Bachelor of Education (Home Economics & Business Studies/Economics) from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Following this, Emma taught in a Post Primary school in the UK over a six-year period teaching a number of subjects including Home Economics, Business and SPHE (PSHE & Citizenship). Coinciding with teaching, she graduated in 2019 with a Masters in Education (Home Economics) through St Angela’s College. Emma lectures across a number of programmes e.g. Bachelor of Arts Home Economics, Bachelor of Applied Science in Food and Business Management and Bachelor of Education Home Economics. Some of the modules she currently lectures on include Health and Wellbeing in Home Economics, Food, Quality, Nutrition and Health, Historical Perspectives of Home Economics and Philosophical perspectives of Home Economics.


Emma’s research interests include contemporary Home Economics issues such as health and wellbeing in the 21st Century, nutrition, sustainability, consumerism, resource management and societal issues i.e. housing. Prior dissertation research has focused on the barriers and facilitators to implementing voluntary school food standards in a secondary school setting in England. 


Professional associations: Teaching Council, IFHE (International Federation for Home Economics)