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Dr Judith McLaughlin

General Information

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Teaching HPAS. Coordinator Year 1 module ‘Introduction to Contemporary Issues in Health’; Year 2 modules ‘Research Methods’, ‘Work Placement’ and ‘Community Health Promotion’; Year 3 modules ‘Psychology of Physical Activity’ and ‘Dissertations’. Teaching contribution to Year 3 module ‘Project Management’.
  • Teaching BEd (Primary) Research Methods
  • Personal Tutor and Dissertation supervisor MA Early Years
  • Adviser of Studies Year 2

External Interests / Community Service

  • Former Director of Doodlebugs Community Arts Programme

Research Interests

  • Research on health promotion and health issues

Background & Qualifications

  • BEd (Hons) primary teacher trained (Stranmillis UC, 1990)
  • 1990-95 studied for a DPhil at UU (An evaluation of the contribution of sport to community relations in Northern Ireland)
  • 1990-94 – part-time lecturing at UU on BEd and BSc degree programmes
  • 1994-96 – play/leisure policy officer with PlayBoard and Newtownabbey Borough Council
  • 1996-98 – European Projects Funding Officer with the Childhood Fund
  • 1998-2001 – Manager NiPPA the Early Years Organisation
  • 2001-2005 – UCH Trust Childcare Partnership Co-ordinator

Research & Scholarship

Jones et al. (2018) Multilingual Minds. Belfast: Education Authority Northern Ireland.