Lecturer in Home Economics

Lecturer in Home Economics


B.Ed Home Economics & Religious Education, St. Angela’s College, Sligo
M.Ed Home Economics, St. Angela’s College, Sligo


Paula is full time lecturer at the Home Economics Department at St. Angela’s College, Sligo. Paula lectures across a variety of programmes; Bachelor of Arts in Home Economics, Bachelor Applied Science in Nutrition, Food & Business Managementand on the MEd in Education (Home Economics). Paula graduated from St. Angela’s College in 2003 and began her career working as a Home Economics teacher. Paula commenced lecturing at St. Angela’s College, Sligo in 2017. In 2020, Paula began her PhD studies with the School of Education at NUI Galway. Paula is currently investigating Home Economics as a field of study; the culture, curriculum and pedagogy of Home Economics, and how the discipline of Home Economics is shaped.

 

Paula’s research interests include Home Economics; Food education; Food nutrition; Subject choice; curriculum and pedagogy related to Home Economics.

Home Economics (2020-2025)                                                    
Investigating Home Economics as a field of study; the culture, curriculum, and pedagogy of Home Economics, and how the discipline of Home Economics is shaped.
Affiliated Companies/Organisations: St. Angela’s College, NUI Galway,
Staff Involved: Paula Doherty, Dr Eileen-Kelly Blakeney, Amanda McCloat

Home Economics Education (2018-present)       
Advancing the teaching of Home Economics on the island of Ireland: a north south comparative study.
Affiliated Institutions: University Ulster and St. Angela’s College,
Staff Involved: Amanda Mc Cloat, Sonya Coffey, and Paula Doherty


Professional Associations:

  • Teaching Council
  • Member of IFHE
  • Chairperson IFHE (Ireland) (2019 to Present)


Maguire, H., O’ Shea, U & Doherty, P. (2021). The Design Brief Process for Use in Home Economics. Copyright, School of Home Economics, St. Angela’s College Sligo.

Completed in 2021, the design brief process poster is designed to be used with students working through project briefs in Home Economics modules and curricula at all levels of Post Primary and Higher Education, across the three core areas of Food Studies, TFD and FRM.