Faculty profile

Dr Maureen Kenneally

Assistant Professor in Education (Primary)

PME in Primary Education
Contact information


Block B, Merrion Centre
Merrion Road
Dublin 4
D04 H2H4


Doctor of Education (EdD)
Master’s in ICT
Diploma in Training and Development
Higher Diploma in Education
Bachelor of Arts


Dr Maureen Kenneally has had a long career working initially in vocational training, both locally and internationally before taking up her teaching role in second level education. She progressed from teaching to senior leadership to hold the post of deputy principal, from which she recently took early retirement.  Throughout her career, Maureen has always been to the forefront in embracing change through a bottom up collaborative approach. She has been an innovator, both in terms of leadership and the role of ICT in education.  During her doctorate research, she worked collaboratively with her colleagues, leading the advancement of ICT integration in her school.  Her research proved timely when, due to COVID 19, schools were required to transfer teaching and learning online. Maureen’s first phase of research produced a new theoretical framework for ICT Teacher professional development and as a result of Covid 19, a second phase uncovered a unique set of findings from teacher and student experience of teaching and learning online, during the first school closure. 

Maureen holds a Doctor of Education (EdD) with a Specialism in Leadership from Maynooth University,  Master’s in ICT in Education from Limerick University (UL), Diploma in Training and Development from University College Cork (UCC), Higher Diploma in Education from UCC and a Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics and Geography) from UCC.

Research interests

Maureen’s research interests include Collaborative Action Research, Teacher Professional Development, Leadership Development, Blended Learning, ICT in Teaching and Learning. She is a member of CARN (Collaborative Action Research Network).

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