Máirín Glenn has worked as a primary school teacher and as a teaching principal for most of her life. She also works as a consultant in the area of self-study action research and living theory, and is involved with the design of teacher education programmes in these fields. She also works as a tutor supporting educators as they investigate their own practice for academic accreditation.
Máirín is passionate about self-study action research and living theory. She is convinced of its power as a means, not only of improving practice but also of taking action and engaging in research to generate theory in the process. She has co-authored three books on the topic: Enhancing Practice through Classroom Research: A teacher's guide to professional development (2012), Introduction to Critical Reflection and Action for Teacher Researchers (2016), and Learning Communities in Educational Partnerships: Action Research as Transformation (2017).
Máirín is a co-founder of the Education Action Research in Ireland group and a co-convener of its network - NEARI the Network of Education Action Research in Ireland. See www.eari.ie.
Máirín holds a B.Ed in from St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, M.Ed (ICT in the Primary Curriculum) from Mary Immaculate College, Limerick and a PhD from the University of Limerick.