Conference Committees

Local Organising Committee

Chairperson: Teresa Heeney CEO, Early Childhood Ireland
Carmel Brennan, Early Childhood Ireland
Marion Brennan, Early Childhood Ireland
Camille Daly, Early Childhood Ireland
Susan Selfridge, Early Childhood Ireland
Elaine Sharkey, Early Childhood Ireland

Scientific Committee

Dr Colette Gray
Principal Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies [Chair of the Scientific Committee]
Stranmillis University College

Professor Chris Pascal,
Director, Centre for Research in Early Childhood (CREC)

Dr Margy Whalley
Pen Green Centre, UK

Dr Barbara McConnell
Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies
Stranmillis University College

Dr Bronagh McKee
Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies
Stranmillis University College

Dr Noel Purdy
Director of Research & Scholarship
Stranmillis University College

Dr Glenda Walsh
Principal Lecturer in Early Years Education
Stranmillis University College

Dr Liz Dunphy
Senior Lecturer Early Childhood Education
St Patrick's College (A College of Dublin City University)

Dr. Emer Ring
Head of Department of Reflective Pedagogy and Early Childhood Studies,
Mary Immaculate College

Dr Máire Mhic Mhathúna
Assistant Head of School of Languages, Law and Social Sciences
Dublin Institute of Technology

Professor Nóirín Hayes
School of Education
Trinity College Dublin,

Sheila Garrity PhD
Academic Coordinator/Research Fellow,
UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre
National University of Ireland, Galway

Dr Mary Daly
Education Officer
National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) Dublin

Dr Thomas Walsh
Lecturer
Maynooth University Department of Education

Dr Carmel Brennan
Head of Practice
Early Childhood Ireland

Dr. Mary Moloney
Lecturer,
Department of Reflective Pedagogy and Early Childhood Studies
Mary Immaculate College Limerick.