BiographyNow settling back into Dublin life the Marino Institute of Education (an associated college of Trinity College Dublin), after returning home from my travels which took in several places including 16 years in Japan. Beginning planning my next moves. In general, I aim to position societal needs at the centre of endeavours. Future developments include an emphasis on humour, sporting studies and wellbeing promotion.
I am also committed to pursuing the implementation of pedagogy to suit particular contexts, with the integration of frameworks like the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) a special interest.
For my PhD studies, I studied male identities within a Dublin GAA club and the role of language in negotiating these identities in contemporary urban Ireland. Key issues include use of humour, interactional positioning, and sound variation (requires phonetic expertise)
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Research interests include the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), learning-oriented assessment (LOA), Sociolinguistics and Sports Studies.
Hurling and Gaelic Football