Faculty profile

Richard Egan

Assistant Professor in Education (Post-Primary)

PME in Post-Primary Education
Contact information


Block B, Merrion Centre
Merrion Road
Dublin 4
D04 H2H4


  • Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership & Management (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Innovative Teaching & Learning (Hons)
  • Master of Arts in History (Hons)
  • Higher Diploma in Education (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)


Richard Egan is an Assistant Professor in Education (Post-Primary) in Hibernia College with responsibility for the Teaching Methodologies and Teaching Subject Mastery modules.

Richard has twenty years of classroom experience as a teacher of History and Modern Foreign Languages. He has been involved in teacher education since 2007 in the areas of Student Council, History and MFL support as an associate with the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST).

Before joining Hibernia College on a full-time basis, Richard was a tutor with the adjunct faculty and worked in the areas of School Placement and Teaching Methodologies on the PMEPP.

Richard holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Twentieth-Century Irish History from UCD and a Higher Diploma in Education in History and Spanish from Maynooth University. He also completed two further postgraduate programmes in Maynooth University, namely the Postgraduate Diploma in Innovative Teaching & Learning (2015) and the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership & Management (Future Leaders’ Programme 2020). His group research project focused on the effect of restorative practices on reducing negative behaviour in primary and post-primary schools.

Richard has a strong interest in citizenship education, particularly in the areas of CSPE, Politics & Society, Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Education. He worked as a JC CSPE advising examiner with the SEC for many years.

Research interests

Richard’s research interests include co-operative learning and active methodologies in teaching and learning, restorative practice, school leadership, action research, student voice and citizenship education.

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