Faculty profile

Dr Annmarie Curneen

Assistant Professor in Education (Post-Primary)

PME in Primary Education
Contact information


Block B, Merrion Centre
Merrion Road
Dublin 4
D04 H2H4




Dr Annmarie Curneen is an Assistant Professor in Education (Post-Primary) at Hibernia College. She has been teaching in the post-primary sector for the last 15 years teaching English and Religion. Dr Curneen has a strong interest in special programmes, particularly the Junior Certificate School Programme (JCSP) and the Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) programme. She has worked as JCSP coordinator as well as acting as Literacy Link teacher. Dr Curneen also worked as a part-time associate with the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) on designing and delivering Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules for LCA teachers.

Dr Curneen holds a master’s degree in English and has recently completed her PhD in Education. Her thesis was titled An Examination of the Leaving Certificate Applied Programme: Origins, Policy and Practice – A Contextual, Relational, Discursive and Spatial Analysis Employing A Critical Theory Approach. Dr Curneen received funding from The Teaching Council when completing her PhD and has presented her research at the Féilte conference. Dr Curneen is currently working on publications arising from my PhD research.


Research interests

Dr Curneen’s research interests include student voice, inclusive education, policy implementation, critical theory, arts-based narrative enquiry, the embodiment of curricula and spatial and relational discourses within educational practice and policy.

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