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Fiona joined St Mary’s in July 2011 and is currently the Course Lead for PGCE Secondary English and PGCert Coaching and Mentoring, and a Senior Lecturer on the MA in Education teaching on the LIAC and Coaching and Mentoring pathways.
Fiona has been a teacher and lecturer for over 20 years working in a variety of settings including secondary schools, further education, and adult education. A substantial part of Fiona’s teaching career focused on managing alternative educational provisions for young people with emotional and behavioural issues, supporting them with their progression on to further education or employment.
This passion for ensuring that excellent education is accessible for all has led to Fiona undertaking a PhD exploring the impact of emotions on learner identity. Fiona delivers presentations on emotions and behaviour both internally within a diverse range of programmes at the University and externally and has been a regular contributor at the annual Mental Wealth Festival. Fiona has also worked in the area of wellbeing in elite sport and has contributed to consultancy projects with Leinster Rugby Club and has been a Talented Athlete Lifestyle adviser (TALS) for a Premiership football academy. Fiona has trained over 150 Talented Athlete Lifestyle advisors in elite sport through delivery of the First 4 Sport qualification at St Mary's University.