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Professor Mark Morgan

Acting Co-Director of Growing Up in Ireland

Dr Mark Morgan is Cregan Professor of Education and Psychology at St. Patrick's College, and acting co-director of Growing Up in Ireland. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics and a post-doctoral Fellow of Stanford University. He has been Head of Education, Dean of Education at St Patrick's college. His research has mainly been in areas of motivation, literacy, evaluation of prevention programmes, and educational disadvantage. More recently, his research has focused on the job satisfaction and resilience of begninning teachers. He is the author of over 80 scholarly publications among which are the report on the International Adult Literacy Survey and the Prison Literacy Survey. He has completed evaluations of several programmes including the RSE programme following its launch in 200, and a follow up of its implementation in post-primary schools in March 2007. Currently, he is working on an action research project to support the implementation of the 'Incredible Years' programme in Ballymun. In 2010, he was awarded the President's prize for research by Dublin City University.






2011 'Beginning Teacher's Resilience: Testing an Assets-based Model' in Irish Journal of Psychology (in press) Morgan, M.
2011 Evaluation of Counselling by Guidance Teachers in Post-Primary Schools. Dublin: National Centre for Guidance Education (in press) Hayes, C., Morgan, M.
2010 'What Makes Teachers Tick? Affective Incidents in the Lives of Teachers' in British Educational Research Journal, 36, pg. 191-208 Morgan, M., Ludlow, L., Kitching, K., O'Leary, M.
2009 'Higher Education in the Broader Educational Landscape - Widening the Perspective on Equity and Access in Ireland' in Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 15, pg. 204-218 Morgan, M., Slowey, M.
2009 'It's the Little Things: Exploring the Importance of Commonplace Events for Early-Career Teachers' Motivation' in Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 15, pg. 43-58 Kitching, K., Morgan, M., O'Leary, M.
2009 Overview of ESPAD Studies. Dept. of Health and Children. Morgan, M., Brand, K.
2009 'Resilience and Reading: Implications of Learning to Cope with Adversity' in Cullingham, B (ed.) The Changing Landscapes of Literacy: Building Best Practice. Dublin: Reading Association of Ireland. Morgan, M.
2008 'The Seven Challenges and Four Rewards of Being a School Principal' in OIDEAS (Journal of the Dept. of Education), 53, pg. 8 -27 Morgan, M., Sugrue, C.
2007 'Teaching in Disadvantaged Schools: Job Satisfaction of Beginning Teachers' in Gilligan, A. L. & Downes, P. (eds.) Educational Disadvanatge in Ireland (pg. 367-378) Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. Morgan, M., Kitching, K.
2007 Relationships and Sexuality Education in Post-Primary Schools: Challenges to Full Implementation. Dublin: Crisis Pregnancy Agency/ Dept of Education. Mayock, P., Morgan, M.
2005 'Reading to Learn: A Major Social and Educational Issue' in Kennedy, E., & Hickey, T. (Eds.) Learning to Read and Reading to Learn. Dublin: Reading Association of Ireland. Morgan, M.
2005 Leadership Development for Schools: Evaluation of the MISNEACH Programme. Dublin: Department of Education and Science. Morgan, M. Sugrue, C.
2005 New Horizons for Smaller Schools and Teaching Principalships in Ireland. Cork: Irish Primary Principals Network. Morgan, M., Slattery, T. et al
2005 'Evaluation of a Psycho-Educational Program to Help Adolescents Cope' in Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 34, pg. 111-121 Hayes, C., Morgan, M.
2004 'The Job Satisfaction of Beginning Primary Teachers' in Irish Journal of Education, 35, pg.75-86 Morgan, M., O'Leary, M.
2004 The 2003 ESPAD Report: Alcohol and Other Drug Use Among Students in 35 European Countries. Stockholm: CAN. Alstrom, S., Andersson, B., Balakireva, O., Bjarnasson, T., Hibell, B., Kokkevi, A., Morgan, M.
2004 An Overview of Scientific and Other Information on Cannabis. Dublin: National Advisory Committee on Drugs. Morgan, M. (Ed.)
2004 Report on Evaluation of Erasmus Teacher Mobility Programme. Dublin: Higher Education Authority. Morgan, M.
2004 The Future of Small School and Teaching Principalship in Ireland. Cork: IPPN. Morgan, M., O'Slatara, T. (Eds.)
2003 The Prison Adult Literacy Survey. Dublin: Department of Justice and Law Reform. Morgan, M., Kett, M.
2003 'Too Much Knowledge...Too Much Fear' in Kelly, J. & Dunne, J. (Eds.) Childhood and its Discontent: The First Seamus Heaney Lecture Serues. Dublin: Liffey Press (pg. 107-123) Morgan, M.
2003 'Alcohol Culture, Family Structure and Adolescent Alcohol Use: Multi-Level Modelling of Frequency of Heavy Drinking Among 15-16 year old Students in Eleven European Countries' in Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 64, pg. 200-209 Bjarnason, T., Morgan, M., Rapinett, G.
2003 'Social Dustancing in Adolescents' Perceptions of Alcohol Use: The Moderating Role of Culture and Gender' in Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 33, pg. 1-20. Agnostonelli, G., Grube, J. W., Morgan, M.

Last updated 17 January 2012 by The Children′s Research Centre (Email).