Cúram - Dr Maeve Martin

Dr. Maeve Martin

Dr Maeve Martin was a senior lecturer in the Education Department at NUI, Maynooth before her retirement in 2009. She is a psychologist by discipline, and had responsibility for the teaching of psychology on the range of programmes that is offered by the Education Department at NUI, Maynooth. Her areas included both educational and developmental psychology. Alongside her teaching duties in the department, Dr. Martin supervised research, and contributed to the many initiatives that formed part of this dynamic department. She visited her students in their teaching practice schools, and supervised their placement there.

Alongside her academic life, Dr. Martin has worked for twenty years as a member of a Child Guidance Team in one of the country’s largest Health Executives. This has given her the opportunity to work with children, their families, their teachers, and with other agencies interested in the welfare of children.

During her academic career, Dr. Martin facilitated many staff development days in schools and Colleges, and frequently made presentations to parent groups. She was also a frequent speaker at national conferences both in this country and abroad. Extra mural lecturing involved her working with nurses, both in the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, and at An Bord Altranais—the national Nursing Board, in Ireland. She was also a guest lecturer at University College, Dublin and St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra.

In the context of public service, Dr. Martin was commissioned by the Department of Education to chair a Task Force on School Behaviour (2006). She is a ministerial nominee to a number of committees. Currently she Chairs a project for Irish Aid on the theme of Development and Intercultural Education (DICE). She has served as a board member on the Board of Kimmage Manor Development Studies Centre and is currently on the Board of the Irish American University. Dr. Martin was a member of the Secretariat for the national convention on Early Childhood and Education in 1999. Other public service involves participating in a number of interview boards for Dublin City University and for the Public Appointments Commission. She has extensive experience as an extern examiner both in Ireland and overseas.

In 1999, Dr. Martin was a guest for a semester at the Hogskole of Gaevle in Sweden. This entailed some lecturing, and some visitation of schools. Her trip to Sweden provided the opportunity to take a close look at the provision for pre-school children in Sweden.

She continues to fill the role of judge on the social science panel, at the annual Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. During her time in Boston she was invited to be a judge at the Massachusetts Young Scientist held at MIT.

She has carried out consultation work with the World Bank in islands of the Eastern Caribbean.