Sarah Kelleher

LINC Tutor - Limerick

Sarah graduated from CIT in 2013 with a 1.1 BA Degree in Early Childhood Education and published her first paper titled ‘Potential Predictors of Postponed Parenthood:  Factors Which Influence Contemporary Irish Male’s Parenthood Intentions’ in the OMEP Ireland Journal of Early Childhood Studies in April 2014. Sarah then completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Mary Immaculate College (2014) and was selected to attend Early Childhood Ireland’s Leargas visit to Norway in October 2014, which had a focus on outdoor education. She is currently in her final year of her Ph.D. in Sociology and the Humanities in Liverpool John Moores University where her research focuses on partner selection for parenthood. Sarah’s love for working with children began with her first job as a face-painter and entertainer and she has continued to work with children in a variety of capacities including as a special needs assistant and art teacher. Sarah has previously taught on Fetac level five and six Early Childhood Programs in Cork prior to moving to the UK to deliver a range of programs including BTEC, CACHE, foundation and honours degree programs in Early Childhood Practice, with a focus on placement and dissertation supervision, before returning to Ireland to take up her role as a content developer and tutor on the LINC course in Mary Immaculate College (2016). Sarah is passionate about research and her main research interests are relating to parenthood.