Research Profile

Joseph Moynihan

Biography

Joe is from Dungarvan, Co. Waterford and is currently a full-time member of staff in the School of Education in University College Cork, Ireland. He is currently the Director of the Educational Leadership Post-Graduate Programme (PDEL). He is the module coordinator on all of the modules on this Level 9 programme. Mentoring & Coaching is a key module on the PDEL and is designed to develop professional skills for participating teachers/professionals allowing them to successfully contribute to school/organisational improvement in their own variety of contexts. To further broaden and deepen his knowledge in the field of coaching, Joe has completed a two year MSc in Personal & Management Coaching at UCC graduating in 2022.

Joe is also a lecturer/tutor in Initial Teacher Education (Professional Master of Education, PME) and writes and delivers modules on the Masters in Education modular programme where he has  developed a series of new and exciting Educational Leadership and Management modules to meet the significant demand for study in this area at UCC. He also supervises research students at Masters and PhD level at the university.
 
Formerly, Joe was a teacher of French, Geography and Art, Craft and Design in post-primary education for 20 years. Having qualified as a Guidance Counsellor, this was followed by four years working in that role full-time prior to serving as a Deputy Principal and Principal in a large post-primary school for a further eight years.   

His research interests include educational leadership, educational coaching, professional coaching, socio-cultural learning, collaborative practice, work-based learning, intelligence studies and education in general.

Joe serves as an external examiner on the MA in Management in Education at SETU. He is also a director on the Board of Directors of the Irish Augustinian Schools Trust and the Dungarvan Enterprise Board and on The Board of Directors of the Dungarvan Enterprise Centre.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2021)'Learning and teaching: the extent to which school principals in Irish voluntary secondary schools enable collaborative practice'
Moynihan, Joseph A.; O'Donovan, Margaret (2021) 'Learning and teaching: the extent to which school principals in Irish voluntary secondary schools enable collaborative practice'. Irish Educational Studies, [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2015)'The Transition Year: A unique programme in Irish Education bridging the gap between school and the workplace'
Joseph A. Moynihan (2015) 'The Transition Year: A unique programme in Irish Education bridging the gap between school and the workplace'. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 8 (2):199-210 [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2022John Coolahan Research Support Framewok The Teaching Council

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Eduactional Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Member/
British Psycological Association Psychological Testing15-SEP-21 /
Association for Coaching Coaching Accreditation15-JUL-20 /

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2022)The Teaching Council - Féilte,
Joseph Moynihan & Coran Swayne (2022) Annual National Research Presentation. [Oral Presentation], The Teaching Council - Féilte, The Helix, DCU, Dublin , 01-OCT-22 - 01-OCT-22. [Details]
(2022)Transplantoux Symposium 2022,
Dr Joe Moynihan & Dr Niamh O'Brien (2022) The Transplantoux International ‘Time to Move’ Symposium is an annual scientific gathering on the role of physical activity, exercise training, and nutrition in patients with chronic organ disease and organ transplantation. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Transplantoux Symposium 2022, Leuven, Belgium (Online) . [Details]
(2022)ESAI Annual Conference 2022,
Joseph Moynihan (2022) National Research in Education Conference. [Oral Presentation], ESAI Annual Conference 2022, Marino Institute, Dublin (Online) , 07-APR-22 - 09-APR-22. [Details]
(2022)SCoTENS: Reflecting, Reconnecting and Re-Engaging with the Core Purpose(s) of Education,
Dr Joseph Moynihan & Coran Swayne (2022) Collegial Partnership Coaching (CPC): Energising true collaboration and shared thinking in Irish education. [Oral Presentation], SCoTENS: Reflecting, Reconnecting and Re-Engaging with the Core Purpose(s) of Education, Dundalk, Ireland , 20-OCT-22 - 21-OCT-22. [Details]
(2019)Leadership across boundaries: Challenges for Educators and Teacher Educators,
Joseph A. Moynihan & Margaret O'Donovan (2019) SCoTENS Presentaion on Collaborative Practice in Education. Followed by participation as a panelist on the Panel Discussion on Educational Leadership. [Invited Oral Presentation], Leadership across boundaries: Challenges for Educators and Teacher Educators, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan , 17-OCT-19 - 18-OCT-19. [Details]
(2018)ECER 2018: Inclusion and Exclusion, Resources for Educational Research?,
Joseph A. Moynihan & Margaret O'Donovan (2018) Collaborative Practice in Educational Leadership. [Oral Presentation], ECER 2018: Inclusion and Exclusion, Resources for Educational Research?, University of Bolzano, Italy , 03-SEP-18 - 07-SEP-18. [Details]
(2017)International Congress for Centres of Augustinian Education,
Joseph A. Moynihan (2017) Presentation on Augustinian Education in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], International Congress for Centres of Augustinian Education, Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA, USA . [Details]
(2012)World Congress of Augustinian Educators,
Joseph A. Moynihan (2012) Presentation/Workshop on Unity - Working Together in Augustinian Education. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], World Congress of Augustinian Educators, Lima, Peru . [Details]
(2011)WIT Education Colloquium,
Joseph A. Moynihan (2011) Conference for Academic Researchers. [Invited Oral Presentation], WIT Education Colloquium, Waterford Institute of Technology , 05-MAR-11. [Details]
(2011)ESAI Annual Conference,
Joseph A. Moynihan (2011) Education Research Conference. [Oral Presentation], ESAI Annual Conference, Church of Ireland College of Education, Dublin , 14-APR-11 - 16-APR-11. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Community Engagement Committee Deputy Chair2022 / 2025
Learning and Teaching Committee Member2018 / 2025

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Lecturer/Course Director01-SEP-15 /
St. Augustine's College Principal01-SEP-05 / 31-MAY-12
St. Augustine's College Deputy Principal01-SEP-04 / 31-AUG-05
St. Augustine's College Guidance Counsellor01-SEP-00 / 31-AUG-04
St. Augustine's College Teacher01-SEP-82 / 31-AUG-00

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2022UCC MSc Personal & Management CoachingCoaching
2014Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA PGC in Intelligence StudiesIntelligence Studies
2013University College Cork PhD EducationEducation
2007Waterford Institute of Technology MA in Management in EducationEducational Leadership and Management
2001Univerity of Limerick PGD Guidance & CounsellingPsychology, Counselling, Career Guidance
1982University College Cork HDEEducation and Geography
1981University College Cork BAFrench, Geography, Archaeology, Economics

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
French FluentFluentFluent

Other Activities

 Description

External Examiner on the MA in Management in Education in South East Technological University.

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Leadership preparation for current and aspiring school leaders
Initial teacher education
Collaborative Practice in Educational Leadership
Decision-making in Educational Leadership
Educational Coaching
Personal and Management Coaching

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2022Collaborative Practice in Educational Leadership ED6067Collaborative Practice in Educational Leadership

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