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Liam Guilfoyle

  • University Tutor
  • University of Limerick
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Research interests

Teacher EducationScience EducationPersonal EpistemologyEpistemic CognitionEducational Theory


I am currently a PhD candidate and my research focuses on pre-service science teachers’ personal epistemologies and perceptions of educational theory, under the supervision of Prof. Sibel Erduran and Dr. Orla McCormack. I am curious about how science teachers’ thinking changes over time and with experience, as they transition from their pre-service teacher education and become newly qualified teachers. My interest in this research area began while completing a final year research project as an undergraduate student of Science Education in UL.

Co-authors (2)

Publications (1)

  • “Biting one’s lip” and “distancing”: exploring pre-service teachers’ strategies in dysfunctional professional relationships

    • O’Grady E
    • Guilfoyle L
    • McGarr O
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Professional experience

University Tutor

University of Limerick

September 2014 - Present


PhD in Education

University of Limerick Faculty of Education and Health Sciences

September 2014 - Present

B.Sc. (Ed) Biological Sciences and Physics

Univeristy of Limerick

September 2010 - September 2014(4 years)