Lecturer in Special Educational Needs

Lecturer in Special Educational Needs


B.A. History and Psychological Studies (NUIG)
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (NUIG)
Postgraduate Diploma in Management in Education (St. Angela’s College, Sligo)
M. Ed. Special and Inclusive Education (Ulster University)


Tara is a graduate of National University of Ireland, Galway, St. Angela’s College, Sligo and Ulster University. She is a former post-primary teacher, a teacher in a special school, and a specialist teacher for autism (Middletown Centre for Autism). 

Her research interests include autism, autism and girls and anxiety. 


McGowan, T.
(2017) A case study on anxiety in girls with autism who attend mainstream primary schools.


Member of The Teaching Council of Ireland